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B2B opportunities, shopping and entertainment at Saint Lucia HOT Couture Design District

A Business to Business networking environment is being created with the aim of giving access to emerging Saint Lucian fashion designers and style and makeup professionals to the 2016 Saint Lucia HOT Couture inner circle of international industry experts here for the event. One of the objectives, therefore, is to enable them to expand their own professional network, meet, learn and exchange ideas.

Serenity Park will be transformed into the HOT Couture Design District on May 05 from 10:00 AM until evening. The Design District concept envisages a dynamic environment for designers, trainers, aspirants, buyers and their publics to rub shoulders, forge connections, do business and catch up on trends and opportunities.

The post catwalk trunk show, a standard feature of high fashion catwalk events, will be a highlight. As such, patrons interested in pieces from the HOT Couture signature catwalk collections displayed at the Sandals Grande can meet the designers in person and purchase directly.

The Design District will be replete with a Beauty Bar for make-over demonstrations, a photographic exhibition, music and a swimwear and accessories showcase. Peruvian Designer Luis Machicao will style a lucky randomly selected person, who will also get to walk away with a Machicao piece.

At least two local designers have been named to participate in the Design District showcase – Intimates designer Victor Lascaris (RI Swimwear) and Alvina Prosper with her one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry. It is expected that other suppliers will also have the opportunity to showcase their work and do business.

Cinnamon Event Productions, producers of Saint Lucia HOT Couture 2016 has been working with the Saint Lucia Tourist Board to ensure a strong legacy component emerges with the presence here of a number of fashion celebrities. Romero Bryan from the UK and Saint Lucian born/US based Myriam Belasse, two top names in UK fashion, will conduct master classes. Some of the other designers will visit schools and deliver inspirational talks on the morning of May 05, and will dedicate the second half of the day to the Design District.

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