The Jamaica Gleaner features Jamaican designer Arlene Martin and the “clean, simple and sophisticated aesthetic” of her fashion line “Drenna Luna.” Martin will return to the region’s biggest fashion event, Caribbean Fashionweek (CFW), this June 10-13, 2010, Kingston, Jamaica, after making “her smashing runway debut” in the same venue last year.
Predominantly a self-taught designer, Martin says that her new line inspired by the flow and tranquillity of Negril (in western Jamaica): “Each time I got down to work on the collection, I couldn’t get Negril out of my mind. [. . .] the quiet sophistication of the destination inspired the looks and colours for my upcoming CFW 2010 line. The simplicity is classy in its construction, and the colour and fabric choices reflect an easy sophistication. It will satisfy the style sense of the beautiful, confident woman.”
The “Drenna Luna” line will be on show with designs by seasoned international designers from across the Caribbean, Europe, and North America, who will participate in the 10th Caribbean Fashionweek. In addition to designer collections, the event features an exhibition, a business development forum, celebrity performances from international recording artists, and after-parties. The event is sponsored by Pulse.
Among the many events, a highlight of the week will be The Pulse Foundation’s Haiti Art and Fashion Project, which will include a benefit night for the rehabilitation of that Haiti’s creative arts and fashion industries.
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