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Montreal Caribbean Fashion Week back in MONTREAL THIS SPRING!  

Press Communiqué – for immediate release – December 30. 2016


We are proud to announce the 2nd Edition of “Montreal Caribbean Fashion Week”, an original, dazzling, must-attend fashion extravaganza. The event takes place from Wednesday, April 19 to Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Museum Grévin, Montreal’s most entertaining Wax Museum located on the 5th Floor of the Eaton Centre.

The City of Montreal will have the opportunity to enjoy and celebrate the sass and sizzle of Caribbean-inspired fashion and culture. Montreal Caribbean Fashion Week will be staged by Playmas Montreal Cultural Association, which has a long and successful history in representing island culture in Quebec and Canada. Caribbean Fashion Week will be helmed by well-known Montreal community and cultural leader – Gemma Raeburn-Baynes, President of Playmas Montreal.

Montreal Caribbean Fashion Week will provide an opportunity for both the press and the public to meet and network with today’s cutting-edge fashion designers, local and international fashion models, make-up artists, hair stylists and industry business experts. Why Museum Grévin, like no other place in Montreal where you can rub shoulders with more than 120 celebrities from here and abroad: Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Nelson Mandela, Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga and Queen Elizabeth which sets the high standards for Montreal’s most anticipated fashion show for 2017.

In addition, during the four-day celebration, Haitian born Chef Leads will be presenting some of her famous, signature (and decadent!) dishes, in keeping with the theme “Chaude Caribe Oh La La”. Top professional models from Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica will grace the runway along with the Montreal Ebony Models. Music provided by traditional steel band, a display of classic carnival costumes, and more surprises await the attendees who will be captivated by the heat of the oh so Chaude Caribe, all choreographed by Montreal’s Choreographer, Dale King and Trinidad and Tobago’s Fashionista and Impresario, Richard Young, as its Artistic Director.

Disenfranchised and unemployed youth in Montreal will benefit through scholarships from proceeds derived from Montreal Caribbean Fashion Week.  In the past few years Playmas Montreal Cultural Association has granted over $10,000 in scholarships towards graduating several young people as Chefs.

Anyone interested in participating in the show either as a model, intern, an up-and-coming fashion designer, fashion boutique owner, established designer, make-up artists or hair stylists – are asked to apply on line at Deadline for Models applications is February 1st, 2017.  Deadline for Designers applications is February 15, 2017.