SSBVI 2014

By :- Janette Brin

Fashion & Style

World-renowned designers, models and fresh new fashion stars will transform the British Virgin Islands into an international fashion mecca for the 6th Annual Summer Sizzle BVI fashion & lifestyle weekend. The spectacular fashion gala has become the Caribbean’s premier luxury fashion event of the year. The stellar production attracts visitors, fashion lovers, media, celebrities and taste-makers from around the globe. The four-day fashion filled weekend kicks off on Thursday, July 24 - Sunday, July 27, 2014 and comprises of upscale parties, island tours, sailing excursion and the highly anticipated “Global Glamour” Runway Show.

“Summer Sizzle BVI is increasing its global appeal and we are happy with the interest from fashion insiders around the world. Our goal is to create the most amazing fashion destination event in the Caribbean while highlighting the beauty and, culture of the British Virgin Islands," says Terry Donovan, Founder & Executive Producer of Summer Sizzle BVI.

This year’s schedule of events includes the Welcome Culture & Style Party in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of BVI Festival on Thursday, July 24th at Maria’s by the Sea, the White Fashion Gala on Friday, July 25th at Cultureville, adjacent to the Beef Island bridge on Tortola, Summer Sizzle BVI “Global Glamour” Runway Show on Saturday, July 26th at U.P.’s Cineplex Crystal Ballroom on Tortola, followed by a VIP After-Party, as well as a Sailing Excursion & Beach BBQ on the island of Virgin Gorda on Sunday, July 27 as the grand finale to the weekend. The festive event will be hosted by media personality Kenny Burns, and music provided by New York’s hottest DJ, DJ Protégé and top BVI DJ’s.

The “Global Glamour” Runway show will feature collections from designers such as: Cesar Galindo, Go by Gottex, Andrew Nowell, Jaer Caban, Aqua Couture by Roger Gary, Michael Alan Stein, Per Te, Rich Kim, Andrew Harris, Carlton Jones, Nikini Resortwear and Althea Gaskin Feurich. BVI’s very own talented designer Trefle Designs by Kristin Frazer will present her kids swim & resort collection and Menen I Designs by Markita Smith will make her debut on the international stage. The showcase also will feature a multi-cultural cast of models from the BVI, USVI, New York, Curacao and Puerto Rico.

Summer Sizzle BVI has provided an amazing opportunity for models from the Virgin Islands to participate in New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer Shows. New York fashion designers Cesar Galindo and Korto Momolu selected two of the BVI LIME rising stars, Kadie Turnbull and Callie Cayonne, for their show last September which gave them an opportunity to be seen by top media and model agents from around the globe.

The British Virgin Islands are nature’s little secret, the crown jewel of the Caribbean and the world’s sailing capital. As the backdrop for Summer Sizzle, the BVI is the epitome of luxury and the quintessential travel experience with the most stunning turquoise waters, world-class hotels & villa accommodations, exotic culinary delights and breathtaking vistas all in a naturally elegant setting.

Summer Sizzle BVI 2014 is sponsored by Ministry of Education & Culture, BVI Tourist Board, JTV, Caribbean Pace, RASFM New York, Bob’s Gas & Service Station, Game On Inc, Florencia Cosmetics, Voyage Escapes, UMI Fashions, and Marinemax Vacations.

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