Young fashion designers will be given an opportunity to display their talent this Saturday at the Department of Youth and Sports second annual “Taste of Fame” (Fashion And Music Expo) show.
The event will be held at the at the Cultural Village beginning at 7:30 pm.
According to Senior Youth Officer and Counselor Kerdis Clarke, six designers, which are in high school or the sixth form college, Atalia Newton ( 5A Fashion Fantasy), Kelsia Liburd (Kelci’s Klothing), Zyska Herbert (Zes N’ Sew), Anjeurlin Clarke (A&Z Class Pretty Clothing), Sabrina Orr (Blessing Couture) and Sashawna Leyden (Fashion Alley) will present pieces in four categories, beachwear, random wear, menswear and nationally inspired wear which will feature one of the national symbols and incorporated in one of their pieces.
Along with the six teen designers the department has also incorporated t-shirt designers and entrepreneurs that have clothing lines . Clark said this is “so that they can get the necessary exposure to boost their business.”
“We want the young designers, that are mainly high school students to understand the process thoroughly , so this is just a pre show, a Taste of FAME,” she said.
Clarke said that one of the department’s aims is to create entrepreneurs. “We offer young designer an opportunity to showcase their creativity and we also encourage them to think entrepreneurship to have an entrepreneurial mind set. So not only designing, making , and creating , producing wearable pieces, but also being able to get them sold, not only on the local market but also, regionally and internationally as well,” she said.
She said that entrepreneurship has “been the core of our push as it pertains to initiatives” by the Department of Youth and Sports so “this is one of the ways that we engage young people to have an entrepreneurial mind set.”
Clarke pointed out that because the event is just the pre-show there will not be the live musical aspect to FAME as they are reserving that for the Grand FAME that will be held later this year.