From June 13 to June 16, Jamaica hosted the 2019 edition of the Caribbean Fashion Week in its creative city of Kingston and is the biggest and best edition yet. Organised to promote Caribbean fashion and culture, the event takes a different twist this year with hopes of not only bridging the gap between Africa and the Caribbean but also expanding the reach of the booming fashion industry in the Caribbean. Nigeria lead the African pack at this year’s event in its 18th year.
The Caribbean is home to some of the world’s most influential black fashion designers such as Fiona Compton and Kristin Frazer who has had big names such as Beyonce wear her bikini and Jessie-Ann Jessamy who is heavily inspired by the culture and prints of the Caribbean. However, much light has not been shed on the amazing style and fashion influence that the Caribbean gives the world and all that is about to change with this year’s fashion week.