Miami Beach International Fashion Week™ took place Thursday – Sunday, March 3 – 6, 2011 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Caribbean Fashion was well represented by Jamaican designers at Miami International Fashion week 2011. Many designers from other counties like Trinidad and Tobago and St. Vincent etc were unable to attend, however a strong Jamaican contingent represetned well.
Kemar Daswell reported that Miami Fashion Week will never be the same again now that Jamaica has ripped the runway a first for local designers and a first for young designers who are current contestants in the new reality television show Mission Catwalk soon to be aired on local television. Miami International fashion week is said to be, where some of the best designers from around the world show their collections and for any designer to show on an international stage is a great accomplishment not only for them as a designer but also for the brands they represent.
The tropical island of dancehall and reggae was represented by Camesha Powell,and Juliette Dyke. Two women that made Jamaica proud and indeed has set a trend for other Jamaican designers to follow or improve.
The runway was graced by two young designer and following that was a special showcase with collections from veteran designers in the local industry that of Sandra Kennedy, Kenea Linton, and Barry Moncrieffe. Then came Miss Dyke with a resort wear collection followed by the amazing Camesha Powell with her Jamrock Glam inspired collection, Curve-hugging dresses and mini skirts in red and forest green were sprinkled throughout.
The designers indeed did the island of reggae proud and showed that we are not just a musical people but, vast wealth of creativity is indeed living in Jamaica.