InStyle by UWI

Source: Newsday

Published on Saturday 13th May 2017 

TRINBAGO fashion talent was in full display last Sunday when the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine campus hosted a fashion show at The National Academy of the Performing Arts, Port-of-Spain.

The show, InStyle was put together by the office of Institutional Advancement and Internationalisation, Fund-raising and Alumni Affairs, in collaboration with the Division of Student Services and Development. 

The goal was to raise funds for student scholarships, as well as increase and maintain alumni affairs. It was also an opportunity to promote local talent in the fashion industry by giving designers a forum to showcase their work. 

Some of the country’s fashion industry veterans as well as up and coming designers were featured. 

The stunning pieces were designed for the evening’s theme, Ocean Style, and showcased Indo and Afro-Trinidadian inspired styles as well as other pieces reflective of TT’s cultural diversity. InStyle is the first major fashion show hosted by the university and is set to be an annual affair on the UWI social calender. 

Guest performers included Mungal Patasar and Pantar, Len “Boogsie” Sharpe, Nailah Blackman and Akeem “Preedy” Chance. In attendance were Sharon Rowley and Tonya Rowley-Cuffy, wife and daughter of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, Minister of Community Development, Culture and The Arts Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly and Trade and Industry Minister Paula Goopee-Scoon.