The 2nd annual Caribbean Fashion Awards was held at the Barbados Hilton Hotel on Saturday, April 11th 2009. Founder and producer of the Caribbean Fashion Awards, and President of Unique Productions Worldwide (a Barbados-based fashion event production company), Rodney Powers, made sure that everything was running smoothly and went according to plan. The pre-show cocktail party started with a cultural display of the popular Land ship group and the playing of steel pans and drums.
The lovely Ria Borman opened the award ceremony with a dynamic performance, singing the official song of the Caribbean Fashion Awards.
Hosts, international model Bobby Roache and correspondent for BBC radio Alex Jordan, made way for international Barbadian top model Leah Marville and local model Dwayne White to present the first award, Best Female Runway Model which went to Jamaican supermodel Jaunel McKenzie.
One of the most memorable moments at the awards ceremony, was when make-up artist Miyako Johnson won Best Make-Up Artist. Johnson was so overwhelmed and filled with joy, she started to cry. After giving a riveting and emotional speech, she left the stage hopping and skipping with glee.
Miss St. Kitts & Nevis WORLD 2009
- Candi Nicholls
- Mary M. Rose and guest
- Local model, Liane Clarke (left) and mum, Senior Business Development Manager for the Caribbean and Latin America at the Barbados Tourism Authority
Special appearances were made by 2009 Miss St. Kitts & Nevis WORLD Venetta Zakers, SHE Magazine publisher Mae Wayne, former model Candi Nicholls, Mary Rose, the Quality Service Officer of Barbados Conference Services with guest Detlef Ferhmann, local model Liane Clarke and mum Linda Christian-Clarke, the Senior Business Development Manager for the Caribbean and Latin America.
All awardees were as follows:
Best Male Runway Model-Oraine Barrett
Best Photo Models- Luck Rebeiro (Male) Gaye McDonald (Female)
Best Fashion Photographer- Calvin French
Best Hairstylist- Craig Carter
Best Make-Up Artist- Miyako Johnson
Best Female Fashion Designer- Claudia Pegus
Best Male Fashion Designer- Mill House
Best Fashion Magazine Cover- SHE Caribbean
Best Fashion TV Programme/ Fashion Show or Fashion Week-
Barbados Amateur Model Search
Best Fashion Show or Fashion Week attended-
Islands Of the World Fashion Week
Upcoming Designer Award- Toni Thorne
Country Designer Awards
St Vincent-Kimya Glawslow
St Lucia-Kummba Designs
Trinidad & Tobago-Claudia Pegus
Special Awards for Industry Achievments
Sara Colins (model)
Pat Braithwaite (fashion designer)