Jamaica: Style Hotspot
Jamaica is popping off culturally. You've got Dancehall, street life, reggae, ganja, Red Stripe, beaches, women, tank tops, amazing food, and a plethora of other...
Jamaica is popping off culturally. You’ve got Dancehall, street life, reggae, ganja, Red Stripe, beaches, women, tank tops, amazing food, and a plethora of other inspiring phenomenon going on in Kingston; best believe the style is thorough.
Music publications have been showing love to K town recently; Fader covered Style Week while Vice rocked out while exploring Dancehall culture.
Roadblocking a good chunk of downtown Kingston this past weekend, Saint International’s Style Week was spine-tingly epic. Why bother with snoozy plastic tents when you can have a massive pyro-tastic runway smack-bang in the middle of a Caribbean street!?! With bonus orchestral choir and marching band! Fireworks and drummers aside, the designers that rep’d for the Islands showed us how color and theatrics are really done—designer Melissa Dunkley sent models down the runway in gorgeous second-skin neon suits that looked even better after a torrential cloudburst, and Andrew Ramroop, a British designer by way of Trinidad (The Streets name checks his Saville Row store on his latest album) brought some rainbow-hued, awesomely tailored swagger to the show. Other unexpected goodness: local-turned-international strutter Sosheba, back from her model travels for an appearance on home soil.