Caribbean fashion is always in season and right on time. Ten designers from across the region will travel to showcase and promote their brands at one of the major international markets – Autumn Fair in Birmingham, UK, September 4-7, 2022, funded by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) and the European European (EU).
“The Caribbean fashion industry remains an important sector within the cultural industries. We created the Caribbean Fashion Showroom to support the increased visibility of Caribbean designers with the ultimate goal of increasing Caribbean fashion exports,” said Allyson Francis, Services Specialist at Caribbean Export.
Regional fashion brands that will be on display at the upcoming Fall Fair under the Caribbean Fashion Showroom booth are Theodore Elyett (Bahamas), Catori’s (Barbados), Gisselle Mancebo (Dominican Republic), Sandilou (Haiti), Reve Jewelery (Jamaica) , Designs by Nadia (Saint Lucia), FETE-ish (Saint Lucia), Kimmysticclo (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), LOUD by Afiya (Trinidad and Tobago) and Aya Styler (Trinidad and Tobago ).
With support from the EU and Caribbean Export, these creative ventures aim to attract and network with key European buyers while exposing the warmth and uniqueness of the islands through various indigenous fabrics, colors and materials covering the clothing, footwear, jewelry and accessories.
“We are thrilled to be part of a trade show for the fashion industry, and really happy to be part of this group and meet the other participating brands and designers. I look forward to meeting potential retailers and tap into the UK market; the Caribbean has a lot to offer! Going with an open mind, learning and of course networking is a great opportunity! Thanks to Caribbean Export for including me and I look forward to being part of more events like these in the future,” said Reve Jewelery co-founder Tease Bennett.
Autumn Fair is the UK’s industry leading marketplace for wholesale home, gifts and fashion. This four-day event aims to host and deliver the best products and inspirations as well as valuable connections, just in time for the Golden Quarter. The Foire d’Automne is the perfect opportunity for buyers to replenish their stock and place last-minute orders for the holiday season. With over 600 UK and international exhibitors displaying their collections each year, there is a wide variety of products at the Autumn Fair from their four main shopping destinations – Home, Gifts, Moda and Design & Source. (eurreporter.co)