Tourism Trinidad Limited (TTL) on Friday announced the launch of the Trinidad Fashion Festival – “Dis Is We Style”, a vibrant celebration of the distinctive style and creativity flourishing within Trinidad and Tobago’s fashion industry.
The inauguration ceremony took place at the Queen’s Hall in Port-of-Spain, a venue renowned for its role in promoting and preserving the arts and culture of Trinidad and Tobago.
TTL said “Dis Is We Style” is carded to take place over the course of a week at the end of May 2024 and will showcase “an array of appealing events, including mesmerizing runway shows, captivating exhibitions, enlightening workshops, and much more.”
“The launch held to coincide with the calendar date for next year was also done so persons can start creating a ‘Save The Date’ for next year and plan beyond the carnival celebrations.” It said. “This all fits into TTL’s strategic festival plans, which will see persons now having options beyond the Mas for festivals held over several days. which include, music, culinary and of course, fashion.”
Speaking at the launch event, Carla Cupid, TTL’s CEO, expressed enthusiasm, stating, “In keeping with our mantra that Trinidad is always in season, we are finally making this a firmer reality with our festivals schedule.
“We are truly thrilled to unveil this remarkable event, which exemplifies the talent and ingenuity of our local fashion industry,” she said. “Our talents are world class, and we need to start creating space locally to invite the world to come and enjoy it.
“This festival stands as a testament to the unwavering commitment and passion of our homegrown designers, and we take immense pride in supporting their endeavors,” she added.
Cupid’s sentiments were echoed by Simone Thorne-Mora Quinones, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Culture and the Arts.
“This launch represents a pivotal moment for our nation, as it will highlight our distinct culture and boundless creativity,” she said. “We are proud to lend our support to this event and eagerly anticipate its continued success.”
TTL said the festival will feature a stellar line-up of Trinidad and Tobago’s leading creators, and many more.
Additionally, it said international designers from around the globe will also be showcased, “adding a truly global flair to the festivities.”
“The Trinidad Fashion Festival, ‘Dis Is We Style’, is an annual extravaganza that celebrates the unique style and boundless creativity of Trinidad and Tobago’s fashion industry,” TTL said