Barbados is sewing a niche for itself in the fashion world as a location for modern, high fashion apparel. The industry comprises a distinguished cadre of talented designers who are earning local, regional and international acclaim for their attractive and unique designs. A number of top designers display their talent in regional as well as international fashion shows as far afield as London, Miami and Milan.
Described as an excellent variety of fashion products and accessories, the Barbados range of creative offerings include couture, business wear, young and trendy designs, resort wear, jewelry and hand bags. Experienced designers are expanding their core collections, complimenting them with stylish accents of leather, beads and other exotic materials.
Among the noted designers and labels are Antonio Cumberbatch, Pat Brathwaite, Pauline Bellamy, (Rojoe), Carol Cadogan-Fox, Mark and Ava Daniel, Kay Applewhaite, Rykii De Jude, Nefertari and Simon Foster.
Popular labels include Genesis Designs, Fifth Element, Bouik, Shakad, Shelneil and Third Revolt.
Barbados' designers are branding the island throughout the Caribbean, North America and Europe and are gradually establishing their labels for high end clients and boutiques.