Fame is on today. No it is not the song made popular by Irene Cara nor the popular television series but rather the Foundation for Fashion Apparel Manufacturing Entrepreneurship (Fame) Caribbean. It will be launched today at the National Academy of Performing Art (Napa) from 7 pm. It promises a spectacular fashion showcase and theatrical production entitled On Stage, a media release said.
Fame Caribbean is the brainchild of Andrew Ramroop, the Trinidad-born master artist tailor who founded the prestigious Savile Row Academy of tailoring in London.
Ramroop will also lead the recently established certificate programme in Ultra Bespoke Tailoring, being done collaboratively with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, FashionTT, and the MIC Institute of Technology.
Fame aims to brand Caribbean style and present it internationally, through select local and regional designers while positioning TT as the epicentre of the regional fashion industry.
Richard Young is Fame’s creative director and has the responsibility of “harnessing signature brands and incorporating them within the feature for this inaugural showcase,” the release said.
Part of Fame Caribbean’s proceeds from On Stage will be given to the Hibiscus Foundation for HIV/AIDS care.
The work of 30 top designers will show among them Shaun Griffith Perez, Ecliffe Elie, Heather Jones, The Cloth, Zadd and Eastman, J’Angelique, Dominique La Roche, Charu Lochan Dass, Lynda Osborne, Mahogany Stuff, the House of Jaipur, Shurnel Oliviere, and Saleem Samuel.
Tickets for On Stage are available at Napa box office.