Since its inception in 2001, Caribbean Fashionweek has been the main catalyst for Caribbean fashion industry development. An ambitious project, CFW has brought the world of fashion to the region, as it seeks to focus international attention on what the Caribbean has to offer, while, at the same time, working with stakeholders to build capacity and generate business for Caribbean stylists.
The largest, most far reaching and strategically important fashion event in the region, Caribbean Fashionweek will be presented at the National Indoor Sports Centre at Independence Park, in the National Stadium complex. Pulse has developed an event of a high international standard to showcase the best of the Caribbean’s designers, as well as other world regarded stylists from various parts of the globe. Over 200 designers from more than 30 countries have participated in CFW over the years.
CFW designers have been featured in Vogue, The Associated Press, The Independent, Fashion TV Paris, The New York Times, i-D, The BBC and a host of other media around the world. The event has received a number of awards and has been recognized by British Vogue as an important new development in world fashion.
The CFW Business Forum, Exhibition, superstar concert performances, supermodels, After Parties, tours and great experiences will all continue in 2014.
Caribbean Fashionweek is produced by Pulse, a 32 year old fashion and entertainment company which pioneered the development of the fashion and modelling industries in the Caribbean.
In addition to CFW, the company operates the Caribbean Model Search, produces several TV shows and discovered, developed and represents such supermodels as 11 time American Vogue model Jaunel Mc Kenzie, one of the most successful models in the world and was the number one black model for over 3 years (Models.com); Vogue cover girls Jeneil Williams and Sedene Blake, many-time Vogue and Gucci campaign star, Nadine Willis; Esquire cover and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, Carla Campbell; ARENA covergirl Nell Robinson and Cosmopolitan covergirl Sunna Gottshalk, Italian Vogue models Oraine Barrett and Gaye Mc Donald. A new wave of Pulse models is currently entering the international market they include, Vogue star Alexia Palmer, Racquel Smith, Bruce Borrowes, Adam Fernandez, Francine James and Sashauna Robinson. Pulse is a significant player in the real estate/resort market and own and operate the Pulse Centre on Trafalgar Road in New Kingston, as well as Villa Ronai in Stony Hill St Andrew. It is a public company listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange.