CFSTYLE.com was on hand to witness the moments as Millhouse Clothing, the Caribbean’s premier menswear label, captured their first Caribbean Fashion Award in the category, ‘Caribbean Fashion Designer Male 2009’ on Saturday 11th April 2009 at the Barbados Hilton.
Millhouse’s award winning collection was their Indian inspired Spring/Summer 2009 collection, Shaan. Other nominees in this year’s CFA Caribbean Fashion Designer Male category were Trinidad born New York based designer Francis Hendy, Kingsley Thorne, Barbados, Avark, Barbados and Robert Young of the Cloth, Trinidad. “This event is a wonderful avenue to recognize our regional designers and congratulate them on a job well done for the Caribbean Fashion industry,” said designer, Coline Mills.
Millhouse’s Collections are recognized for its, the bold simple designs coupled with clean lines and classic fit. The design duo, Coline and Gregory Mills are not unfamiliar with Caribbean accolades for their work. In 2002, they won ‘Best Showing of the Day’ at the Caribbean Fashion Week Jamaica and was selected to debut their 2009 Holiday Collection, “Southern Comfort,” at the prestigious BHP Building, for the wives of the 34 dignitaries, attending the 5th Summit of the Americas held in Trinidad and Tobago.
The CFA, a prestigious red carpet event, is in its second year of existence. It was launched in Trinidad in 2008 and is the brainchild of Bajan entrepreneur, Mr. Rodney Powers, President of Unique Productions Worldwide.
Millhouse Clothing founded in 1997 by menswear designers Gregory Mills and wife Coline Baptiste-Mills is Trinidad and Tobago’s foremost men’s fashion design company, with both local and regional recognition. At present their fashion line is retailed in Trinidad and Tobago only. However, their clients include residents of North America and several European countries.