What may be described as one of the largest and most distinguished series of events to celebrate ‘Caribbean Heritage Month’ in the United States, Washington, D.C based Karib Nation, Inc.’s ‘Caribbean Style & Culture’ , now in its fifth year, will feature a plethora of activities to include its signature Fashion Showcase and Awards ceremony on June 27th at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center-University of Maryland College Park Campus, the introduction of ‘Couture In The Park’ on June 29th at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park and for the second year, select invitees and their guests will also be invited to the Whitehouse following a visit with the Congressional Black Caucus Leadership. The visit to the Whitehouse follows a private invitation only VIP Reception hosted by the Country of Bahamas, at the Bahamas Consulate General’s Office in Washington, D.C.
Karib Nation, Inc. is a registered non-profit 501(c) (3) organization devoted to promoting social and economic prosperity, cultural enrichment and diversity throughout the Caribbean community represented in the Washington, D.C area and its environs. In keeping with its mandate, this year’s Fashion showcase will feature one of the most diverse contingent of design talent representing sixteen of the Caribbean’s leading and emerging designers including Fashion Awards recipients Theodore Elyett of the Bahamas winner of Jamaica’s Fashion Design Competition Mission Catwalk, Sharleen Lagon from St. Lucia, Ashley Martin from Jamaica, Helmer Joseph from Haiti, Shaun Griffith-Perez of Trinidad & Tobago and noted designer, Edwind D’Angelo of South American heritage, showcasing his Columbian inspired threads.
To ensure a high caliber production, Karib Nation tapped renowned Fashion Show producer, Glenroy March of House of D’Marsh to produce the much anticipated fashion showcase events. The production team also includes Erika Evans, Master Stylist/Colorist, EJE International and Maisie Dunbar, Celebrity Cosmetic Professional. Barbados Tourism Authority is the main sponsor of this event. For a complete list of Sponsors, Participating Designers, Ticket Information and Venues; please visit the Karib Nationwebsite (www.karibnation.org – www.caribbeanstyleandculture.com)