Spectators to the Global Glamour Runway Show — an event associated with the BVI’s annual Summer Sizzle — were once again dazzled for three hours by the latest work of top designers from around the world.
“I enjoyed it, I always enjoy Summer Sizzle,” said District Governor Delma Maduro of the Rotary Club following the event at the Multipurpose Sports Complex in Road Town on Saturday.
“I think Terry Donovan (the organizer) did a fabulous job and I think he should be commended for it. It’s so nice to see some of our youngsters, and in fact, one of my great-nieces was one of the models,” Maduro said, beaming with pride.
She continued: “It was a wonderful evening, and I would encourage persons who have never come to Summer Sizzle to do so next year.”
“It was amazing. I enjoyed the swimsuit part the most,” said Charles Watson from Trinidad.
Former Acting Chief Immigration Officer Geraldine Ritter Freeman, who was chosen among the crowd to walk the runway, said: “I am born for the runway, I didn’t feel afraid.”
She also described the event as ‘beautiful’.
I do it to inspire others
Speaking at the event, Donovan urged locals to appreciate ‘what they have’.
“We are an amazing destination, and it is always an honour and a pleasure to invite every one of the visitors to our shores. And, it is the reason I do Summer Sizzle BVI — to invite people to my home country. And I also love to inspire and motivate our young people,” Donovan said.
The event showcased the work of designers: Kimora Lee Simmons, Baby Phat, Korto Momolu, Project Runway Star, Zoey Grey, Uzuri International, Cesar Galindo, Raphelita by David Rolle from Bahamas, Nikini Resort Wear, Shernicia Myers from St. Vincent & the Grenadines, The Islander Swim Collection by Andrea Wilson, Andrew Nowell, among others.
Celebrity guest Claire Sulmers, the founder of online style magazine Fashion Bomb Daily, hosted the show.
Summer Sizzle, which started on Thursday, July 25 culminated on Sunday, July 28, with a sailing excursion to Jost Van Dyke.
Notably, this year’s staging aimed to launch an Arts Fund to provide scholarship to selected students.
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