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PAPPY SHOW
Thursday 21st October 2010

Pappy Show is a visual feast of creative talent in commemoration of the 29th anniversary of the country’s independence. A cast of 80 models with 12 designers including makeup/body painting artists, hairstylists, dancers, soca performers have come together to showcase Antigua fashion and Caribbean style on Sunday 31st October at the Multipurpose Centre at 7:30 pm.

•Solid International Costumes
•House of Argent Couture
•Embellish Accessories
•Francine’s Haircare
•Kez Kel Swimsuits
•Miranda Design Accessories
•Makeup by Saj
•Ajeante Creations
•Rainbow Expressions
•Riordan K. Designs
•Queen B. Fashions
•Keon Richards Menswear
Featuring Vincentian designer Kimone Baptiste.

The Home Coming Fashion Showcase, is in its 4th year with this year pushing the envelope to include the mandate branding Caribbean Style and presenting it to the world.
It has become of necessity to embark upon a diversification drive in face of economic challenges in today’s world. The Ministry of Culture under the Honorable Eleston “Namba” Adams has provided unstinting support in the thurst to promote the creative industries by focusing positively on the Independence Homecoming celebrations.

Vanda Neale Gardener, the chairperson of the Homecoming Fashion Show is enthusiastic and excited about the presentation this year. She has engaged expert fashion director Richard Young, the creative force of both Guyana Fashion Week and Fashion Week Trinidad and Tobago to style the showcase. The models have been undergoing vigorous training under Mr. Young’s stewardship for the last two weeks to realise a professional theoretical showcase. The proactive committee members Bernard Francis, Brian Gardner, Terri-Anne “T- Rocka” Richardson, Sharon Herbert, Ashley D. Edwards, Rickenson “Jeffery” Ettienne and Althea Richardson-Walter are steadfast in their support of this event which prefaces other fashion related productions to come. Mrs. Neale – Gardener has been cultivating a fraternity of creative/cultural fashion talent in an effort to propel/inaugurate a fashion industry with its antecedent job creating, youth empowering and culture-sensitive activities

•Hair styling
•Image management
•Makeup artistry
•Front of House management
•Event management
•Wardrobe management
•Stage management
•Stage construction
•Set design
•Choreography
•Styling
•Modern Thearte Technique

This year, the showcase will incorporate a “Go Green” initiative through a competition based showcase featuring recyclable eco-friendly fabrics designed by the participating designers, all in tribute to our 29th year of Independence. Pappy Show, a Homecoming Independence anniversary fashion show takes place at the Multipurpose Centre on Sunday 31st October at 7:30 pm Admission $20.
 


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