MONDAY wear is now part and parcel of the whole Carnival experience. K2K Alliance and Partners has taken a unique approach to Monday wear. The four-time medium band of the year winner centres its Monday wear around its “365-day concept” and its theme of “making the road your runway.”
In a release on its Monday wear for its 2019 Carnival presentation, Through Stained Glass Windows, the band said, come Carnival Monday 2019, “onlookers can expect to see masqueraders adorned in red, with signage on the clothing stating, ‘Where there is hatred, love’.”
The band described its wear as “ready-to-wear garments (which) stay true to K2K’s 365-day concept, speaking to the versatility of the K2K brand, which focuses on providing wardrobe pieces that can be used and re-used after the Carnival season.”
The release said the band differentiates itself in the market because it is “one of the few bands which cater to full costuming for both Carnival Monday and Tuesday.”
In its 2019 Monday wear package, women will be given red gowns and men a meshed top.
“To further enhance the look, a cape and jewellery can be purchased separately,” it added.
The Monday wear, it said, fits into the band’s wider 2019 Through Stained Glass Windows presentation. Its 2019 presentation was inspired by the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi “with the theme focusing on the need for prayer in times where anti-globalisation, segregation and hate seem to be more evident.
“The depiction on Carnival Monday, not only references the prayer, ‘Where there is hatred, let me sow love,’ but also speaks to one of the positive coping mechanisms, ‘love’, that is needed to balance the unsettling discord globally.”
It added that, “The band’s storyboard will speak to a tale of faith overcoming doubt; mercy conquering cruelty; light piercing through the darkness; and hope dominating despair.”