Island Child Style Returns to Kingston for Fourth Staging

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“The most beautiful child is a confident child”

This is the mantra of the Caribbean’s First children’s Fashion Show “Island Child Style”. 

The event, conceptualized by Editor-in-Chief of B3 Parenting Magazine, Michelle Gordon’s vision came to life in 2016 for the first staging held on the lawns of Devon House.

After a hiatus, due to the Pandemic, Island Child Style made its return for its fourth (4th) staging on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at the Port Royal Cruise Port for a day of Fun, Fashion, and Family for the Runway show. This year’s event saw over one hundred children being coached by International Financial Advisor and Runway Coach Mr. Brandon Ferguson and Branding Expert and Aviation Training Instructor Ms. Norma Williams who made the perfect pair in preparing the children to become “show ready”.

The event hosted by public Figure Terri-Karelle Griffith was a family event that saw patrons engaging with photo booths, partaking in tasty treats from Pop Lab, and having their share of delicious meals from Bad Bawg Sausages which served as the first part of the day and followed by the Fashion Show.

Island Child Style Returns to Kingston for Fourth Staging

Island Child Style 2022

As soon as the clock struck 6:15 pm, it was show time! 

Opening the show was the Trinidad and Tobago-based designer Meiling known for structured yet effortless pieces who partnered with Anthony Reid to offer pint-size and kids-friendly pieces perfect for the show. The collection featured black, white, and grey pieces and signature black and white printed pieces.

Up Next was “The Crown I wear” Collection which celebrated the beauty of natural hair and teaches young girls to embrace their hair and beautiful melanated skin. The collection featured brightly coloured T-Shirts with a beautiful girl with an afro and a crown front facing.

Club Couture by Shanice Wright was the third collection that featured cute Swimwear for little girls that incorporated Ruffles and Shear that was age appropriate and fun! This was followed by Kings Creations by the talented Pebbles King known for her couture dresses fit for girls of all ages that are perfect for prom and any event that requires a really nice custom dress.

The 9-year-old Boy Wonder’s collection and his eponymous collection “Blessed” by “Blessed” was next which offered a futuristic vibe for boys that featured wearable space suit-inspired designs in metallics and his signature fun printed shorts and Graphic Tees.

Island Child Style 2022
Lian White and her model pose at the end of the Runway

The Zuri Izabelle Collection by Latoya was the 7th collection of the night that represented all things pink, cute, and girly. The collection comprised of bows, flower crowns, ruffle tops, and a Muti-coloured layered dress that would be perfect for making a statement at a Birthday party.

As Island Child Style is all about embracing and encouraging the dreams of children, the next Collection by 7-year-old Logan Watkins sponsored by Sagicor executed this vision perfectly! Logan’s collection started with a Unicorn (literally) and included colourful and bold pieces. Logan even graced the runway and debut the final piece in her own runway show! How cool is that! It is amazing to see talent from such a young age and the way it is being nurtured by her parents and supported by brands like Sagicor.

Another talented Child Designer’s collection was next which highlighted the Lotus Collection by 14-year-old Jamaican-Florida-based Lian White whose collection was sponsored by the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA). Lian’s collection features pieces that were upcycled from the Miami Fashion Design School as a way to cut down on waste in the Fashion Industry. This collection shows you can make a positive impact on the environment regardless of your age and interests.

The 9th collection by Ziggy Marley dubbed “Play with the Sky”, is a limited edition capsule collection featuring fun T-shirts with popular expressions like “Don’t Worry” This was a great collection that seamlessly integrated his children’s books in a fun way — it feels like a natural cross over between fashion and literature and it works.


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The Collection by the designer known for her “taste in tulle” and all things dramatic with sleeves, necklines, and more … Kadian Nicely was next! We witnessed her signature volume billowy dresses gracing the runway as well as a few fun and flirty pieces!

The final segment of the show featured collections by Aiya Rainwear featuring Riley Madison Handbags, Shenna Carby, Pesche Collection, Lucien Collection, and Mission Catwalk Season 3 Winner Bahamian Designer and Newscaster Theodore Eylett.

Island Child Style is more than a Fashion Show for children — it is a 6-8 weeks training intensive program that fosters growth, talent, and confidence in children that allows them to be BOLD!

Lets us know if you attended the event or if you’ve ever attended a Fashion show that was entered around children

Written By:

Lorane Rhoden

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