Wednesday, May 23

House of Byfield, Maja Atalita and Andrew Harris @ CIFW Day 3

This is exactly how men can wear print on print! Carmichael Byfield showed his collection especially made for the CIFW yesterday night where we could see a lot of patterned materials from top to bottom...very nicely put together without overdoing any piece. Not only are skinny jeans flattering to a women's curves but these are now in demand for men as well. Male models were rocking skinny pants and printed blazer jackets that are really in style. These are perfect for special occasions where one desires to stand out from the crowd. His collection included printed shirts and pants, belted trench coats, vests, ponchos and colorblock tux jackets. Carmichael started off his show with an Asian-inspired theme which later turned into a full collection of black and white combined with a pop of color printed outfits to later finalize it with a nude see through flower printed button down shirt. You may not be able to see from the pictures taken but some of the white pants had details at the pocket area to give them even more style. To break off the neutral colors, the designer made use of yellow, red, pink and orange. I could see how the crowd appreciated his daring sense of fashion. I only hope this opens doors to embrace men fashion in Curacao even more..! Just take a look at a few pictures I've taken.

Unfortunately I was unable to be in time for the Maja Atalita Vervuurt - Ata Vu Design runway show however I was able to get a glimpse by the time I came back in after the short break.  I've seen beautiful party and special occasion dresses. All of them wearable keeping our culture in mind. The designer even gave a small demonstration of wedding gowns that were just stunning..but than again the pieces I've seen on the runway reminds me of a bridal party. I've seen lots of colors, and shimmer materials but I'm still sadden by my inability of being present for her entire show. On top of that, I did not have my camera handy to take at least one picture. I will however find a way to provide you with pictures that fellow photographers have taken so please stay tune. But to elaborate on the designer herself, Maja has been designing since 1985 where she started out designing for her friends and coworkers. After she completed her studies at a Boston Fashion Institude, she established her own atelier at her place where she's been creating fashion on demand ever since. Maja has worked with well-known organizations on the island such as Miss Teenager, Miss Curacao and Miss world participants. We wish our local designers and especially Maya continued success in this industry. I look forward in having a few of her pieces as part of Pure's online collection.
Coming soon :)

Barbados native Andrew Harris closed off the event with exactly how I personally like to dress. All of the dresses I liked, there wasn't any that I didn't think less of. His show started by showcasing his men's wear collection which included shirtless male models wearing above the knee striped shorts, solid blue and bright yellow collar button downs and long sleeve shirts with colorblock cuffs. He later dedicated the last part of the show to the ladies with party dresses that were sexy yet classy. Lots of legs showing and tight fitted sequin wear were the central of his theme. He later finalized the show with a business attire-inspired shiny blazer jacket suit (with gold details around the collar line) with its matching knee length skirt.
Click to play video (bottom of post) and enjoy the following pictures.  Make sure you don't miss out tomorrow- Day 4 of Curacao International Fashion Week. 
Tickets available for sale at entrance of the Willemstad Room @ Curacao Hilton Hotel.

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