6th – 8th November 2014, Nassau, Bahamas
Plans for the sixth edition of the award-winning Islands of the World Fashion Showcase are in high gear, and you are invited to either cruise there at your leisure on board The Sky cruise liner, part of the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet, or simply take a flight over to Nassau to experience what organizers have described as “a mosaic of fashion, culture, and art” from designers originating from island-nations around the world and designers from countries such as France, Nigeria, and the United States of America.
This year’s event promises to be yet another awe-inspiring production as it marks a milestone in the vision of its founders with the creation of the collection under the proprietary label “ExÎles”, a cooperative design concept inviting designers to create ready-to-wear resort and active wear under the brand name.
The Showcase, from its inception in 2008, has had the endorsement of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for its promotion of cultural diversity, and as a means to bring value-added levels of production to the fledgling fashion industries in developing nations, particularly more vulnerable small island developing states. The intent is to draw attention via international media and trade exposure to the skills and creativity across the spectrum of the fashion industry in the islands. To date, an excess of 130 designers representing 40 countries have presented their creations on the catwalks of Islands of the World Fashion Showcase.
To add to the excitement of this year’s production, the organizers were approached by an agency, Queendom Ink, out of Atlanta, Georgia, with the idea of linking the Fashion Showcase with the launch of their event, “Miami Fashion Cruise – Fashion on the Sea”, (www.miamifashioncruise.com). A select group of participants in the Cruise, originating in Miami, Florida and docking in Nassau Harbour on the morning of Saturday the 8th of November, will experience a special segment of Islands of the World Fashion Showcase, under the Fashion Pavilion on the beautiful grounds of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas in the downtown area of Nassau. Cruise passengers will enjoy an afternoon of high-fashion from several designers and experience a taste of Bahamian culture and entertainment before boarding the cruise ship again for the continuation of their journey.
The closing runway show on the evening of Saturday, 8th November, will feature the spectacle of “Arte y Moda” from Cuba, where attendees will experience the unique fusion of fashion, art and music in a manner never witnessed before. Twenty-six designers get their inspiration from different pieces of art and create designs which convey a powerful story and are set to music which transforms the model from a mannequin to a dancer.
For information about the Miami Fashion Cruise – Fashion on the Sea, visit the website www.miamifashioncruise.com.
Tickets are now available for purchase online through the website at