B3 Parenting Magazine launches Island Child Style, a children’s runway event featuring collections created by local, regional and international designers. The event is the first of its kind in the region, joining the international stage of runway events dedicated to children’s fashion. Global cities such as Hong Kong, New York, Paris and London have long celebrated the fashion industry for children and now the collective Caribbean makes its mark in Kingston.
This event introduces a new dimension to Jamaica’s social, fashion and tourism sectors providing opportunities for designers, brands and talent. As an extension of Jamaica’s already-strong position as a leader in the regional fashion market, Island Child Style will further cement the Caribbean as a creative and revolutionary influencer in one of the most lucrative segments in the global apparel industry.
Models, aged 4 to 14, will be selected to walk the runway for some of the top names in Caribbean fashion. Local and international designers Neah Lis, Julan, drennaLUNA, Carlton Brown, Flower Child 1999 and Anthony Reid, will be creating children’s’ collections for the event. An exciting component of Island Child Style runway event is the inclusion of three child designers’ sisters Solae & Sahai Panton, (8 and 9 years old) under the label SolSai, and 8-year-old Raina Vaz who will be launching Diva Designs by Raina. The young designers will be guided by ASD's Ayanna Dixon alongside stylist Norma Williams, as both ladies lend their expertise as style, design and illustrator mentors, assisting our young designers as they create their individual collections.
With the support of sponsors including The Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Pings Fabrics, FYI Consultancy, Saint International and eMedia Interactive, B3 Parenting will create opportunities that embrace creativity, build new brands and initiate an exciting era of Kid-trepreneurs; not only in modelling and fashion but also in design and business.
As a precursor to the runway event B3 Parenting will host an all-island casting call. While partnering with both local and international talent and modeling agencies such as The Bailey Agency of Fashion in Atlanta, Saint International and eMedia Interactive, the casting call will discover, nurture and promote new, young Caribbean beauty and talent. Children aged 4 to 14 years, who have an interest in the fields of modeling;, acting and performing are encouraged to attend.
The grand casting will take place in the Port Antonio Suite at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel Kingston, from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, April 23, 2016.
The runway show, Island Child Style is set for Saturday June 4.