Pigeon Point, Tobago (April 27, 2012) – Tobago Fashion Weekend returns with its sophomore fashion fest from May 25 to May 27, 2012 with the theme “Dan Dan Fiesta.” In its second year, Tobago Fashion Weekend 2012 (TFW 2012) ups the ante by increasing the featured designers, opening a Fashion Park for retail options, incorporating educational opportunities, and (drum roll, please) welcoming Anya Ayoung Chee - who, thankfully, will be doing more than making a celebrity appearance. The designer will show her first collection since her Project Runway win last year. Read the update to this story here.
The excitement gets underway with a cocktail party on May 25, followed by the TFW 2012 runway opening on May 26-27 at the beautiful Pigeon Point, Tobago. The weekend will feature an extensive Fashion Park where patrons will have the opportunity to purchase – on the spot – items from on-runway and off-runway collections. Designers Meiling and Wadada Movement have also confirmed their participation in the weekend’s shows.
TFW 2012 is organized by Designers United Stores (DUS), a non-profit group dedicated to enhancing the local fashion industry into a thriving and viable enterprise with entrepreneurial opportunities across many sectors.
“We at Designers United Stores are committed to further evolve as an incubator for the local fashion industry,” said Ashley Christmas, director of DUS. “This year we are confident that Tobago Fashion Weekend will benefit all the industry stakeholders. We want to take it even further and benefit our beautiful island, too, by fostering an industry that values and protects our environment so you’ll see many green and renewable energy practices incorporated into the event.”
Tickets for TFW 2012 will be available for sale beginning May 1, 2012 at the following locations throughout Trinidad and Tobago:
- Shhh…Boutique, Ariapita Ave
- Barcode, Scarborough
- Bourgeois Boutique, Dutch Fort, Scarborough
- Ciao Café, Scarborough
- Female Executive, Shirvan Plaza
- La Bella Vita, Gulf City Mall, Lowlands
- Lace Fantasy, Gulf City Mall Lowlands
- NP Quick Shop, Crown Point
- Renmars, Pigeon Point
- Yolande’s Boutique, Crown Point
- All Penny Savers Locations
Additional information about Tobago Fashion Weekend is available at www.dus1.org.
Anya to show at Tobago Fashion Weekend 2012,