The A’s Have It

I’m really excited to see young designers in Trinidad, stepping up and producing work and marketing material that’s really on an international level. I really want to highlight two of these, Aisling Camps and Adrian Foster, who both released really impressive lookbooks last week of their recent collections.

I think it’s Aisling’s engineering background that lends itself naturally to her focus, precision and technical skill when it comes to knitwear (if you don’t believe me check out her behind the scenes pics of her graphs on her Facebook page. GRAPHS.). The result is an undeniably beautiful collection of knit dresses, tops and skirts in soft neutrals, that can be worn forever. Aisling’s growing brand is attracting a lot of welcome attention.

Color blocked pullover, cotton polyester monofilament
Color blocked pullover, cotton polyester monofilament
Aisling's label
Aisling’s label
Double strap tank & pencil skirt 100% linen w polyester monofilament details
Double strap tank & pencil skirt. 100% linen w/ polyester monofilament details
Cropped top w cutout detail Cotton, polyester monofilament
Cropped top w cutout detail
Cotton, polyester monofilament
Double Strap Tank 100% linen
Double Strap Tank
100% linen
Open back tunic 60% viscose 40% Nylon
Open back tunic
60% viscose 40% Nylon

Price information available on the Aisling Facebook page. Photos courtesy Aisling. Photography: Donald Michael Chambers.

Just in time for Carnival, Adrian Foster, a graduate of the Caribbean Academy for Fashion and Design, just released the lookbook for his new collection Shadows. I’m in love with the monochromatic imagery, chic minimalist fashion (something that we don’t easily achieve in the Caribbean generally) and most importantly, clear prices and ordering information!!

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Black Linen Shirt Dress
Black Linen Shirt Dress
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Printed Chiffon Striped Wrap Skirt
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Floor Length Shirt Dress and Metallic Sequinned Wrap Short Pant
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Oversized Shirt and Wrapped Crop Trouser. Flower Crown by Sanianitos.

More information available on the AF Adrian Foster Facebook Page. Pictures courtesy AF Adrian Foster. Photography: Marlon James.

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