As guests entered the HYATT lobby on Friday evening, they were greeted by smiling ushers directing them to the stairway on which there were four models stunningly outfitted in wedding dresses by Heather Jones Designs . Another 6 model brides formed an honour guard of sorts along the corridor to the ballroom.
Cocktails went until 8 instead of the advertised 7pm, but the networking was extremely good, with government ministers, sport stars, entertainers, former beauty queens, a diverse range of other who’s who from business, the media, politics, and the fashion world, all present and in chatting mood.
Unfortunately, unlike the dresses – some colourful, short and flirty, or patterned, or shimmery, and all flattering to their wearers – the cutters on offer were mundane and uninspired. We were all thankful for the vodka and sour apple martinis, and the Sangria!
Additionally, the waiting area space was too small, so while we chatted, drank and munched, glasses kept falling, drinks were sloshed over pretty dresses, and nerves were frayed! The doors being opened to admit us into the runway area was quite a relief!
Fashion Week TT 09 was opened by a too long dance depicting what we assume was the earth; water – which brings growth, healing, and revitalises; and storms which strip the earth. After this, we went straight into a tight and hitchless showing of 9 designers, some seasoned, and some, new kids on the block. Technology was employed with a DVD presentation which introduced each designer.
The line up was HEATHER JONES DESIGNS LIMITED – FEATURING QUEL QUE CHOSE, DLR ‘D’, FARAII, MICHAEL’S VOGUE DESIGNS, SONIA MACK, BROWN SUGAR, MILLHOUSE MENSWEAR and CLAUDIA PEGUS.
Stay tuned as we bring you Friday night, collection by collection.