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Caribbean Fashion Plus +Week 2012 - CALL FOR PLUS SIZE DESIGNERS

Writer : Caribbean E-Magazine on Thursday, September 6, 2012 | 9:53 AM

Caribbean Fashion Plus +Week 2012 (CFPW 2012), which is hosted by CARIVOG International is set to kick off from October 31 – November 4th , at the Cascadia Hotel, St. Ann’s, Trinidad and Tobago.

The event, which is in its first year aim, is to create a fashion-forward environment for the Caribbean within which the needs of the plus size (ladies) and big-and-tall (gents) communities of the world can be served. CFPW 2012 is an international event, open to all clothing and accessory designers, make-up and hair stylists, which will facilitate and encourage business networking, fashion education seminars and will support the on-going process of building a more prominent plus-size fashion industry on the Caribbean.

Traditionally and more so today, the Caribbean women are more curvaceous. As the world already caters for the size 10 and under, Caribbean Fashion Plus+ Week's aim is to develop the market for the size 12 and over to fully meet the needs that exist in the Caribbean Communities with the trendiest of fashion brands

The organisational team for this event comprises of a group of professional women and men from the multimedia, fashion, beauty, education, finance and marketing industries.

The event is hosted on the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago and is open to nationals of all countries interested in the development of the plus size industry in the Caribbean.

  • If you are a Caribbean clothing designer, you are invited to take on the challenge of designing a full plus size line for CFPW 2012!
  • Passionate about fashion accessories and design of unique jewellery? The CFPW has networking opportunities and a special event during the week for you!
  • Calling Make-Up Artists and Hair-Stylists: The CFPW 2012 is interested in hiring a competent team to work for this year’s runway events and is seeking flexible Hair and Make-Up professionals who are flexible and can work well in high-pressure, backstage environments.

Are you up to the challenge? Then email the CFPW at with the subject “Fashion Designer”, “Accessories”, “Make-Up Artist” or “Hair Stylist”, according to your area of interest. Deadline for sending in your information is September 15th 4:00 p.m.

If you are a plus-size consumer who has a passion for fashion and designer products, but find it difficult to access quality brands and services, this is the event for you. Volunteers are also welcome through the CFPW Curve Vibes volunteer organization. For more information on how you can join Curve Vibes, contact Valarie at 1-868-340-5288.

CFPW 2012 will also host fashion and beauty culture seminars at Cascadia hotel, which will be crafted to address the many requests that have come from the plus-size market for services and products from the Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle industries. Some exciting international guests may also be featured!

The CFPW 2012 embraces and incubates colour and creativity, and each event to come has a distinct flare for the theatrical. This vibrant energy is one that you will have to experience for yourself.

For more information call 1-868-764-5473, visit the Caribbean Fashion Plus+ Week website at or, Search for us on Facebook: Caribbean Fashion Plus Week.
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