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Friday, December 07, 2012

Style Spirit Fashion Weekend opens December 7-9, 2012



20 emerging designers and three top industry experts headline the event

To end 2012 on a fashion high, Trinidad Lookbook launches its highly anticipated Style Spirit Fashion Weekend this Friday, December 7th. Starting with the Opening Gala on Friday, the event will showcase talented emerging designers and provide essential professional development from top industry experts. Leading the workshops are:

Adam Cooper is Head of Brand Strategy & Planning at Abovegroup Ogilvy. Adam spends most of his time delivering brand marketing results to clients whose primary goal is to build brand equity and meet sales goals. He will be leading the “F*** Brands. Build Cultures” workshop on Friday, December 7.

Patrice Grell-Yursik is the Trinidadian born editor of www.afrobella.com one of the biggest beauty blogs in the world. Patrice is currently on Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 list, alongside the likes of Jay-Z, Oprah and the Obamas, and has written for to Essence, Newsweek.com, xoJane.com, Ebony.com, and Italian Vogue’s Vogue Black. Patrice will be a panelist for the “The Beauty of Interaction” workshop on Friday, December 7.
Misa Hylton is the woman behind some of the biggest fashion trends and has styled well known stars such as Mary J. Blige, P. Diddy, Missy Elliott, Notorious BIG, Queen Latifah, Serena Williams, Lil Kim, Chris Rock, Kimora Lee Simmons and 50 Cent. Misa’s been a guest host on E! Entertainment's "Grammy Fashion Review" with Joan & Melissa Rivers and was a Fashion Technology Consultant for Microsoft. She created Chyna Doll Enterprises, a fashion styling firm and currently leads The Misa Hylton Fashion Academy in New York City. Misa will lead “The Spirit of Style” workshop on Saturday, December 8.

All workshops will be at Medulla Art Gallery on Fitt Street in Woodbrook, Port of Spain. Registration is available by emailing events@trinidadlookbook.com and on site.

In addition to the workshops, Style Spirit comprises two nights of designer presentations, an accessories trunk show, networking events and massive after-parties with top DJs and VIPs. The evening fashion shows will feature 20 of the region’s top young designers:

Saturday                                                         Sunday
Lisa See Tai                                                    Van der Vlugt
Pink Lemonade                                               Fashion Dandy
The Art of Wear                                              Liilah
Hutch Beachwear                                           A-Lan Swimwear
Wadada Movement                                        Delia Alleyne
The 1ndivdual Aesthetic                                 36 EDR
indieSWIM                                                      Rhion
Favala                                                             Loud by Afiya
J. Angelique                                                    Kimya Glasgow
Chandra Maharaj                                            Hak Gwai


“Style Spirit is all about encouraging discussion and growth within the industry,” said Melissa Gabriel, Editor in Chief of Trinidad Lookbook. “Style Spirit is dedicated to re-evaluating and redefining the way consumers interact with the fashion industry. This event is a source of solid fashion, with no performances, no interpretive dancers, no speeches and no intermission.”
The fashion shows will be housed in The Warehouse in Champ Fleurs with towering, exposed brick walls framing the runway’s elegant lines. Saturday’s show begins at 8 p.m. and guests are to be seated by 7:45 p.m. The after party will be hosted at Dr!ink Wine Bar. Sunday’s show begins at 6 p.m. and guests are to be seated by 5:45 p.m. with the after party at Tequila Twist.

Tickets are $300 for day and $750 for weekend passes and are available at the following locations: Bang Bang  |  Fashion I.S.  |  Kraze  |  So Chic Boutique  |  Loud by Afiya  |  Whip Your Hair  | Designers on Show  |  

Tickets also are available from Trinidad Lookbook Partners:
Jovan – 329.6363  |  Kareem Davy – 779.6827  |  Ceola – 469.9132  |  Keziah – 746.3091  |  RisAnn – 767.6033  |  Shanya – 330.9975

For designer listings, show schedules and additional information about Style Spirit go to www.trinidadlookbook.com/style-spirit-2012.

About Trinidad Lookbook

TrinidadLookbook.com launched in May 2010 to feature designers, photographers and other fashion talent in and around the Caribbean; and to share their stories with you.  It is the website’s aim to keep you in the know and updated on everything (and everyone) new and happening in the regional fashion industry.
We also aim to share our content in Lookbook magazine with our online readers and will publish stories from our previous, printed, issues. Every 10 weeks, we explore fashion, push boundaries and get to know the game-changers in our midst, through stunning photography and provocative features.  We are committed to showcasing the best photographers, writers and stylists in a massive, large-format book.
                                                           

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