Lights, Camera, Fashion!

― empowering youths through design

DPI, Guyana, Friday, January 24, 2020

A fashion exposition highlighting several local designers with fascinating platforms and others in their infancy was hosted this evening at the Youth Village.

Godlyn Lyte, designer for Goddess Wear, has had a knack for fashion all her life. A designer for five years, Lyte described her the theme of her creations as ‘afro-centric.’

“My designs for tonight are mainly ready-to-wear. Outfits people can visualize themselves in on a daily basis…the outfits also feature my accessories which are meant to be worn on a day-to-day basis.”

Lyte shared her thoughts on how fashion empowers today’s youth. “I think it’s something that we use to build ourselves up…I definitely see it as an amour.”

Stepping into the fashion spotlight for the first time, local designer, Salena Cruikshank, cited her daughter, Lily, as her inspiration for joining the fashion world.  “We have a business called Sally’s Stitch Fix and we cater for modern women regardless of occupation [and] religion.”

Cruikshank described her platform as ‘colour infusion’ and hopes it creates a sense of modesty for youths.

For Colvin Andrews, who has been designing for five years, fashion involves all regardless of gender. Also, a costume designer, Andrews themed his black and white collection ‘the strength of our people’.

“Fashion empowers today’s youths in many ways whereby it helps young people to be themselves…We are showing the young people no matter your size, just be who you are,” Andrews opined.

The fashion display was one of the activities of the two-day event, organised by the Ministry of Social Cohesion to focus on the development and empowerment of young people.

The Youth Village will continue tomorrow from 14:00 hours at D’Urban Park.

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