Belize Fashion Week 2014 Highlights Belizean Designers
A few of the fashion designers at Belize Fashion Week 2014, which was held on Friday, November 21 & Saturday, November 22 in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, have already made a name for themselves in Belize. Designers like Joris Hendrik, Adrian Rocker, Francis Alfaro and Gabriel Garcia are well known and are launching big careers for themselves.
Ambergris Today has come to understand that some of these dedicated designers have great opportunities coming their way, including fashion school abroad, career opportunities and even participation in reality TV in USA. The second annual Belize Fashion Week showcased 12 very talented local designer including Francis Alfaro, Adrian Rocker, Maureen Navarette, Joris Hendrik, Saskia Alejos, Julie McCord, Jeanna Casey, Jaiel & Danny, Tyfara Panton, Gabriel Garcia, Char Torlentino. One international designer form Panama, John Bejarano, was invited to the runway show and to share his expertise and knowledge of the industry amongst the local designers.
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Creativity and Style showcased 2014 Belize Fashion Week
The highlight of BFW14 took place on Friday, November 21st and Saturday, November 22nd when the models strutted the runway in the hottest of spring-summer 2015 fashion. Overseen by award winning director Arlando Smith, the two-night show was an exceptional presentation of Belizean creativity. From beautiful ball gowns to slinky swimsuits, the models rocked every outfit. The crowd got to enjoy the creations of local designers such as Joris Hendrik, Adrian Rocker, Maureen Navarette (ICONIC),Char Tolentino (A LIST FASHION), Francis Alfaro, Saskia Alejos, Daniel & Jaeil Torres (Jada’s Design), Gabriel Garcia (GMX), Julie McCord, Andazi, Jeana Casey (jewelry designer) and Panamaniean designer John Bejarano.
Following the runway show, the designers had an opportunity to market their fashions at the BWF Expo on Sunday, November 23rd held at Central Park. All outfits, jewelry and accessories featured in the runway show were available for purchase.
Belize Fashion Week in San Pedro is Finn Approved: Lights, Designer Collections and Catwalk!
From SanPedroScoop.com fashion correspondent Fin Kardashian:
This past week, BFW (Belize Fashion Week) showcased the best designing talent in Belize and even featured some international designers from around Central America. Although it’s not a Mercedes-Benz Bryant Park NYC fashion show, I would SO love to congratulate Pat Grief for putting on an outstanding event. We have Tropic Air’s 2014 Belize Fashion Week!
Me sitting in the front row with designers Joris Hendrick, Francis Alfaro and organizer, Ms Grief.
The show is 100% Finn Approved and is one of a kind.
The Designers and their collections:
Andazi- Andazi, Maureen Navarette-His Glory Designs, Francis Alfaro- Heartink, Saskia Alejos-Saskia Alejos, Adrian Rocker-Iconic, Char- A list Fashion, Joris Graniel- Joris Hendrick, Daniel Torres- Jada’s, Gabriel Garcia- GMX, Julie McCord- Julie Mango and John Vejerano- John Vejerano.
Quite a line up.