CARIBBEAN STYLE & CULTURE AWARDS & FASHION SHOWCASE 2012 was held on Friday June 22nd in Landover, Maryland. The following presentation is Trinidad & Tobago born FRANCIS HENDY, showcasing his cutting edge summer 2012 collection. Known for his array of bold colors and prints, vintage, but yet modern take on his styling has made him favorite among fashion stylists and celebrities including Beyonce, Jay-Z, Rhianna and the Black Eyed Pea.
Francis is inspired by the lush tropical ambiance and the vibrant style of the Caribbean which he enjoyed on a recent visit to his homeland. “My trip to Tobago was a rejuvenating experience, the beauty of nature and the simplicity of island life reflects that energy and style in the collection”.
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Hosted annually in June, the Caribbean Style and Culture Runway Showcase is a fusion of fashion, music, and art while showcasing the best of Caribbean talent. First held in June 2009 to commemorate and celebrate National Caribbean American Heritage Month, CSC captures the flair, glamour, elegance, and authenticity of the Caribbean. Furthermore, it creates a platform for budding and prominent designers and models to expand their brand, build their network, and display their creativity and talent to the diaspora.
Most importantly, the CSC Showcase seeks to recognize and award Caribbean Designers, Models, Photographers, and Makeup Artists for the significant contributions made to the arts and fashion industry in the region.
In the past 10 years, the Caribbean Style and Culture Awards have certainly evolved into an all-encompassing cultural extravaganza that sees attendance from Caribbean Diplomats and other Officials of the Diaspora. To date, our proudest moment was to be honored by the presence of the First Lady of Guyana, Mrs. Sandra Granger, who hailed the event as important in the recognition of the work of Caribbean artists in the fashion industry.
As we continue in our growth, we aim to ensure that Caribbean artists are continually given a platform to grow and develop their talents.
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