Guyanese fashion on full display Labor Day weekend

A creation by Georgetown-based designer, Randy Madray who is ready to rip the runway at the Guyana Fashion Showcase, NY.
Randy Madray

The Marine Park Golf course at 2880 Flatbush Avenue, in Brooklyn, awaits the glitz and glamour of Guyana Fashion Showcase, NY (CFS), set for the runway on Sept. 5.

CEO, Philbert Giddings said the show will go on as planned, and will adhere to COVID-19 safety measures that are in compliance with state and county, that requires wearing a face mask.

The three-hour runway show featuring collections by designers from Guyana, the Caribbean and the US, is an event worth experiencing, said Giddings, who has planned an after party, that will end what is expected to be an evening of elegance.

Guyana Fashion Showcase, which made its debut in Georgetown two years ago, will give fashionistas a peek at the incredible works of emerging couturiers ready to saturate the catwalk with inventive collections in swimwear, classic evening wear, wedding attire, whimsical women’s wear, and male ensembles.

The ‘Garden City’ themed Labor Day weekend event will also bring live, carnival vibes and entertainment to the manicured turf that will be highlighted by top New York couturier CZAR by Cesar Galindo.

The New York based fashion brand of architectural, sexy, and powerful women’s wear, created by the self-taught designer, is known for his classic kimono dress, worn by supermodel Karen Muler, and featured on the cover of Elle magazine.

World-renowned fashion expert, Michelle Cole-Wagner, a Guyanese-born, NY-based designer who has dressed pageant queens in elegant outfits, and whose ColeFacts collection of beautiful bridal attire has captured the attention of audiences in the Caribbean, will showcase her talents, while sharing the runway with emerging creators.

One such is Sidney L. Francois, who is making waves in the Guyana fashion industry, with brilliantly crafted bridal gowns, and women’s evening attire. The art school trained designer will bring a breath of fresh air to the catwalk with eclectic offerings.

And like his countryman, Randy Madray, a Georgetown-based dressmaker, who has over the last few years been creating beautiful ball gowns, wedding ensemble, and exciting women’s wear, there is no doubt the gentlemen will light up the runway.

Madray said he is dedicating his collection to the people he lost recently, adding that it has been a tough week for him, losing friends and a family member unexpectedly.

However, he is excited to show his collection, and noted he is putting on the finishing touches to his pieces for the catwalk.

Additionally, up-an-coming Jamaican Shamara Sahadeo, whose Seoraco clothing line is getting a lot of attention for being theleader in custom outfitting,” is also set, like many others, expected to rip the runway.

Giddings, who hopes to put on a great show, will donate part of the proceeds to charitable causes, and will also support art programs at the Burrows School of Art in Guyana.

General entry tickets will cost $65, and VIP: $90.

For more info and tickets contact: Sybil Chester, 917-655-7884, Philbert Giddings, 917-202-5377

Michelle Cole, 321-442-7631, and Clinton Duncan, 929-420-6740.

Email:  guyanafashionshowcase.com, www.guyanafashionshowcase.com

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