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 Hamilton, Bermuda – June, 2015 – The City of Hamilton is preparing to host an international showcase of fashion from July 6th to 11th, on a scale never before seen in Bermuda.

 

Mayor Charles Gosling is proud to announce that this year’s Bermuda Fashion Festival has attracted a glamourous lineup of international actors, models, media and fashion designers, some of whom have been working alongside and mentoring local designers for the past several months.

 

Organized by the City of Hamilton Events department, the Bermuda Fashion Festival features a Red Carpet World Premiere Movie Screening, hosted by well-known celebrities Terri Vaughn, Melinda Williams and Essence Atkins along with producer, Cas Sigers Beedles. The celebrity line-up also includes Darrin Dewitt Henson, who you can meet in person at a special signing event for his book, ‘Ain’t That the Truth’.

 

Made possible through partnerships with JetBlue, Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Maybelline and Great Sound, the six-day event is packed with runway shows at City Hall and outdoor venues including a Local Designer Show, a Gombey Happy Hour and Hair & Beauty Shows along with the highly anticipated finale event, the Evolution Retail Show.

 

A spokesperson for Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, proudly hosting the international fashion designers says: “Each year, we look forward to seeing Hamilton being taken over for a week by the fashion world. The hotel embraces modern art and design and we hope that the visiting designers will enjoy our newly renovated rooms and facilities, new restaurants as well as the internationally acclaimed artwork that is on display throughout the property.”

 

The Fashion 4 Life International Designer Show makes its debut at this year’s Bermuda Fashion Festival, headlined by designer Adolfo Sanchez who started his career working for Versace and Gucci before starting his own brand. featuring Evelyn Lambert, House of Shavi, Jacquie Swimwear and Thomas Lavone. International press coverage will firmly place Bermuda in the schedule of global fashion events. The Atlanta-based charity, Fashion 4 Life, raises awareness, prevention and rehabilitation of the human sex trafficking trade in the United States, presents the International Designer Show, through partners Queendom Ink International, whose mission is “Uniting Culture through the Power of Fabric and Fashion”.

 

Our designer mentors and guests include a variety of editors from world renowned publications including Cosmopolitan, Elle, Interview, Complex, Seventeen and Allure. Flown in on JetBlue, Bermuda Fashion Festival airline partner, Herbert Siggins, General Manager for JetBlue in Bermuda, says Bermuda, JetBlue is committed to supporting cultural events that are designed to grow tourism to the island, while also providing world-class entertainment for the local community. We’re proud to have flown in festival luminaries in our award-winning service from JFK, and are equally proud to partner with the City of Hamilton to have helped make the Bermuda Fashion Festival a reality.”

 

Maybelline New York and L’Oréal Paris are proud to be the official makeup sponsors of The Bermuda Fashion Festival. Maybelline’s spokesperson notes that their “trendsetting, vibrant shades and scientifically-advanced formulas will empower the models to flaunt their own creativity and individuality. They “look forward to their continued partnership with The Bermuda Fashion Festival.”

 

Bermuda Fashion Festival provides visitors and residents with a week of fashionably fun, first-class style and wickedly entertaining events. For the latest buzz and updates of the Bermuda Fashion Festival visit www.bermudafashionfestival.com.

 

Tickets are available now on www.ptix.bm

 

The Passport to Fashion is the best way to experience ALL the excitement of the Bermuda Fashion Festival, with a limited amount of tickets. This one pass gives you exclusive access to all Bermuda Fashion Festival events including entry to all shows, mingling with international guests at the private social events; a true Bermuda style fashion themed Raft Up boat party and an exclusive invitation-only Gombey Happy Hour, a social event for you and the stars.