Proceeds Aimed at Educating and Empowering Caymanian Youth
Cayman InStyle Fashion Week (CIFWK) is delighted to announce the dates for its highly anticipated 2024 fashion extravaganza. Set to captivate audiences, the Fashion Week will now take place from 18 - 21 April, extending the glamour and allure over four spectacular days.
“As we extend Cayman InStyle Fashion Week to four magical days, we invite the public to join us in celebrating the limitless possibilities that fashion holds for the future. It’s not just about clothing; it’s about self-expression, confidence, and embracing one’s unique identity,” commented CEO & Founder of CIFWK, Mrs. Norma Ebanks.
CIFWK has become synonymous with showcasing the latest trends from both Caymanian and international designers, and the decision to extend the event by one day is a testament to its commitment to delivering an unforgettable experience. Attendees can look forward to witnessing the finest creations adorning the runway, featuring a harmonious blend of local and international talent.
At the core of CIFWK is its unwavering commitment to empowering Cayman’s youth. The ‘Free Your Mind’ programme inspires local students through design and modeling workshops, guiding them from concept to creation and igniting their passion for fashion.
“Cayman InStyle Fashion Week celebrates style and creativity but it is also about giving back to the community which is why the proceeds from this year’s events will benefit the Creative Fashion School.
This initiative aims to empower aspiring designers by providing them with the opportunity to learn the art of sewing, fashion design, and modeling, and to nurture their talents right here in Grand Cayman. “ said Mrs. Ebanks.
Additionally, Mrs. Ebanks is pleased to share that five Caymanian models will accompany her to the upcoming New York Fashion Week again this year. Alana Tooker, Sydonie Barrett, Leilani Eden, Mili Almaguer and Shannon Crew will showcase works from Norma Ebanks Designs in conjunction with The Fashion Life Tour (TFL) on 10 February in New York City. Also participating in TFL’s London Fashion Week Show, which takes place on 17 February, are Caymanian models Brianna Livingston, Alisha Millwood and Georgina Kerford. Owned by America’s Next Top Model first runner-up (2012), Kiara Belen, TFL is a diversity-owned small business based in the United States which showcases designers and models nationally and internationally.
“We are proud to partner with Norma Ebanks Designs, Cayman InStyle Fashion Week, and The Creative Fashion School for our 2024 Tour. Throughout the year, Mrs. Ebanks will be providing opportunities for Caymanian models to travel and participate in TFL Fashion Shows. Additionally, The Fashion Life Tour will bring American designers and models to the Cayman Islands to participate in CIFWK,” said Ms. Belen, who also acted as co-host at last year’s CIFWK.
The Cayman InStyle Fashion Week 2024 promises to be a celebration of style, creativity, and community.
A snapshot of the planned events are as follows:
• Thursday 18 April - Free Your Mind: Swimsuit & Resort Wear Show / Welcome Party
• Friday 19 April - Free Your Mind: The Gala / Trailblazer Awards / Creative Fashion School Graduation
• Saturday 20 April - Runway Show & Kids/Teen Show (two shows)
• Sunday 21 April -The Escape (Boat Excursion)
For exclusive updates, behind-the-scenes glimpses, and exciting announcements leading up to the fashion week, the CIFWK team invites anyone interested in their upcoming events to stay connected online at www.caymaninstylefashionweek.com and its social media accounts @cifwkofficial on Instagram and @caymaninstylefashionweek on Facebook.