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Twenty Designers Featured During V.I. Fashion Week, October 9-13

Sept. 4, 2008 – Organizers will present the 2nd Annual Virgin Islands Fashion Week from Oct. 9 –13, at the Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort and Spa. The five-day, multi-cultural event will feature 20 new and established designers from across the Caribbean, the United States and Africa, who will present their latest collections ranging from street chic to couture at the signature Caribbean Catwalk Runway Show to be held.
The event will feature former "Project Runway" contestant and film producer Zulema Griffin alongside Guyanese-born, international designer Roger Gary and Bianca Golden, a former contestant on "America's Next Top Model." Other designers will come from St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Trinidad, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana and Nigeria.
The week of activities will include a unique upscale fashion show, fashion expo, press conference and chic after-parties for the fashion savvy Virgin Islanders.
The main goal of VIFW is not to provide new and experienced designers with a platform where they can showcase their unique talents and creativity while further enhancing the Caribbean's fashion tourism market but to showcase and highlight the talent of local designers. Over 40 local models, stylists, photographers and make-up artists will have the opportunity to network and be a part of the V.I. fashion movement.
Premiere Wines and Spirits, Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort and Spa, Presidente Beer, Fiji Water, Elan Image Consulting of Maryland, Stoosh Images of NYC, Centennial Wireless-U.S. Virgin Islands, Tutu Park Mall and others are sponsoring fashion week.
Media partners for the event include local, regional and international media houses including: POSH Caribbean, SHABEAU, Caribelle, Fashion Designer Magazine, Inside Fashion World, Tropicalfete.com, Island WHERE Magazine, SKN Vibes, Dominican Weekly, Virgin islands very own 105 Jamz, among others.
Portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Family Resource Center.
For more information on fashion week, contact info@vifashionweek.com or call 344-6078 or 998-1013.

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