Pompasetting

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Last post my trendsetters, I told you that the fashion beast within me was awaken and I was left hungry for more. Well, I was given the opportunity to feed this beast at the recently held PompaWeekend at Divi Southwinds’ Pure Ocean Restaurant. Judging from last’s year event, I was excited to see this year’s fashion show and  I wasn’t disappointed as it introduced me to many new local designers that I was totally unaware of.

The PompWeekend, which is in its second year, is another opportunity for young fashion designers to showcase their designs. This year I have to say that organiser and publisher Toni Thorne and her team at Pompasette Magazine outdid themselves and gave the true definition of a seamless runway with close to 20 designers showing. There were so many collections to see and there was something for everyone including fashion for both males and females. The looks included elegant and casual ready to wear pieces, business wear, bridal wear and swimwear. The designs were chic, playful, urban and edgy with the use of colour, patterns and construction that ranged from demure to risque. I have to give credit were credit was due and even though some of the designers were self-taught, it truly didn’t show as the collections were of high standards.

As Toni always says,” Pompasette is more than just a magazine” and in addition to the stunning runway show the finalists of the “Wear the Issue” Inter-school competition held by Government Information Service (GIS) walked the catwalk in their T-shirt designs; there was also the launch of Settlers Season which was previously known as “Settlers: The West Coast Experience”; as well as entertainment provided by an artiste from the Honey Jam Jazz Barbados. Kudos must go out to Toni Thorne and her team on another successful event.

Here’s a look at some of my favorite designs:

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Don’t forget to grab your free copy of the latest issue of the Pompasette Magazine available in various locations island-wide.

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Pompasette Magazine Launch.

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Congratulations are in order for one of our local magazines Pompasette on the successful launch of their 4th issue on December 14th. Every editor’s wish is to be able to continue publicizing print worthy magazine and editor Toni Thorne was able to accomplish this with her style and fashion biannual magazine was filled with features, fashion trends, thought-provoking information and more in its latest issue. The word “Pompasette” is a barbadian term which means “to show off” and they surely did that as the launch that also featured a night of fashion from up and coming young local designers ranging from custom-made t-shirts to elegantly casual pieces. Some of the designers were Alexis Campbell, Katrina Brathwaithe, Janelle Forde, Tellah Prescod and Amelia Johnson to mention a few. It was a great night that was packed with plenty of local fashion and entertainment.

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Take a look at some of the highlights of the night………

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