Top US fashion model wears Kimon’s design
October 30, 2009
Top US fashion model wears Kimon’s design

A local designer has had one of her designs worn by one of the top fashion models in the United States.{{more}}

Kimon Baptiste of Kimmystic Clo participated last weekend in the annual “Absolute Caribbean Fashion Weekend Runway Presentation” from October 23 to 25 at the Fairmont Royal Pavillion in Barbados.

At the event, Baptise was one of the few designers who were privileged to have the Cycle 11 winner of America’s Next Top Model McKey Sullivan wear one her designs down the runway.

The event featured Caribbean and international designers such as Heather Jones, Claudia Pegus and Sean Griffith out of Trinidad and Tobago, Kingsley Thorne and Pat Brathwaite from Barbados, along with St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ own Kimon Baptiste of Kimmystic Clo and Kimya Glasgow. Also in attendance were international designers such as Deon Attzs and Javel Shannon.

In addition to the runway presentations, a “Fashion Is Our Passion” workshop was held on October 24, which featured speakers such as Beth Sobol – Miami Fashion Week CEO and Carole Ann Taylor – Buyer and store owner of Miami To Go stores and Cycle 11 winner of America’s Next Top Model McKey Sullivan.

Baptiste said that the workshop was a very educational one for upcoming and as well as reputable designers in terms of pricing and costing of products. The workshop was geared at educating designers and other persons in the fashion industry such as models, stylists and stakeholders about different marketing strategies which will enable them to penetrate the fashion market.

Baptiste exclaimed that the Fashion weekend was an excellent and insightful one, and said although preparation for the event could have been very chaotic she was able to focus on the task ahead and the event went smoothly.

Baptiste said her designs were very well received by the audience and the media, and the highlight of the event for her was when Sullivan wore one of her designs. Baptiste said the exposure was welcome and overall the event was a success for her as requests were being made for pieces from her collection.