In the heart of Jamaica’s cultural landscape, a unique and vibrant fashion phenomenon has emerged – “Island Child Style”. The minute was arrived at the designated parking area for VVIP guests, we knew we were in for a spectacular event! Imagine being driven in the All-New Ford Ranger Wildtrak model by Kingston Industrial Garage (KIG) by your very own driver who carefully explains all the features of this model. The ride to the venue was smooth, relaxing, and luxurious and I almost forgot I was driving on a road in Kingston (If you know you know).
Island Vibes, Big Fashion: Inside the Magic of Island Child Style 2023
Upon arriving at the venue, it was soon realised that this year’s fifth staging was nothing short of electrifying. From the moment the lights dimmed and the music pulsed, the energy was palpable. The AC Marriott Kingston Upper Parking Deck was transformed into a tropical wonderland, with a large screen and their signature runway with pops of turquoise, sunshine yellow, and emerald green accenting the space by way of the lighting.
The real stars were, of course, the children! These weren’t your typical, timid models. They owned the runway with fierce confidence, some with their smiles as bright as the Jamaican sun. They twirled, posed, and walked with utmost confidence, all while rocking the coolest Caribbean-inspired looks you’ve ever seen.
Island Child Style 2023 Designers
This year, the Designer list was quite extensive and featured over twenty (20 ) Designers including: Caribbean Airlines, Tiny Hands and Feet, Le Marie, Madison Victoria Co, Richelle Crochet Jamaica, Rocobyo, Zuri Izabelle, Callaloo x T&T, Endlesz Dezigns, Pesche, Mellarmario, LeeAnn Designz, Simply Majestic, Kadian Nicely, Kings Creation, The True Pet Collection, S.a.m.j.s Collection, Tribe 9, Trendzy by Ackelia and Guest Celebrity Designer Sammy B Designs NYC by Samantha Black.
Think bold prints, playful textures, and colors that mirror the beauty of the islands themselves. We saw ruffled dresses that flowed like ocean waves, suits that channeled the cool vibes of Kingston’s streets, and even a few looks that shimmered like the scales of a mermaid.
It wasn’t just about the clothes, Island Child Style is about so much more. It’s about empowering kids, celebrating their individuality, and nurturing their creativity. The event is a platform for young designers to showcase their talent. This year, we saw pieces from local, regional, and even international names, each one infusing the runway with a unique perspective.
And let’s not forget the entertainment! DJ Zacky, deemed the original “Island Child Style House DJ”, kept the energy high and the audience singing and dancing along as the young models strutted the runway.
Island Child Style Nutures BOLD Children
Island Child Style is more than just a fashion show; it’s a cultural experience. It’s a chance to witness the next generation of Jamaican creatives blossoming, and it’s a reminder that style, confidence, and a whole lot of fun can come in all sizes. The event was conceived through the collaborative efforts of parenting consultant Michelle Gordon, branding expert Norma Williams, and runway coach Brandon Ferguson.
So, if you’re looking for an event that will leave you feeling inspired, amazed, and maybe just a little bit cooler, then Island Child Style is the place to be. It’s a celebration of Caribbean spirit, a launchpad for young talent, and a whole lot of runway magic.
Until next year, Island Child Style… you were unforgettable!
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