WOW!! This is my attempt at wetting my foot in the fashion industry as a designer. I am proud of what I have accomplished already but I believe that this, so far is my proudest moment. Two of my closest friends and I have started a clothing line, Fyuuzhan Kalekshan.
When I was growing up, I never dreamed of a career in fashion and perhaps I still don't. Then how did I land into fashion's bosom you might ask? I am a very creative person; have always been and I suppose that the creative 'gods' have ordered my destiny to bring me to this path. For the philosophically minded, if you think that I am a determinist, then perhaps I am. With an already written script, life is all about improvising. That bit of philosophical verbiage aside, I guess following my creative tendencies is what has led me to this point because fashion and designing are creative processes.
Antoinette in Geometric multi-coloured Afro-Caribbean inspired dress
Uton Vassel and D. Marcus Williams model Dashiki inspired creations from Fyuuzhan Kalekshan
R. Anthony Lewis, Anna Perkins, D.Marcus Williams: The three friends and principals in Fyuzhan Kalekshan
Fyuuzhan Kalekshan is Jamaican spelling for "Fusion Collection" and we are about refashioning the fabric of culture, as our tagline suggests. We take all the different cultural influences that inform the Caribbean identity, add a few contemporary, trendy touches and turn them into sophisticated, wearable, edgy pieces.
Taking our bow after the event
We are hoping to have some feedback on what we have done so far. If you'd like us to outfit you for that special occasion, call us and let us know (876-250-2299). We'd be glad to offer you a look at our custom designs as well as those that are currently in stock. Here is a recent post about our line on a Jamaican fashion blog. http://donotcallmeafashionista.blogspot.com/
Look out for us. In 2011 we'll be stomping down a runway near you!