Tobago Fashion Coda 2013 was left etched in the minds of many who attended. Patrons came out decked in fine fashion complemented by the Magdalena poolside runway to get a front row view of resort collections by some of our most talented fashion designers like Claudia Pegus, Delia Alleyne, Heather Jones, House of Jaipur, Monique Nobrega, Peter Elias, Sandra Hordatt, Bikini Cabana, CITIZEN TT and Saleem Samuel.
Patrons were seen licking their fingers as they feasted to their hearts content on the assortment of mouth-watering delicacies provided by Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute. Among the selection were Smoked salmon on cucumber slices, Mini almond cakes, Cajun shrimp, Crudités and Tiramisu. They were all a big hit!
Commencing the fashion soiree was Alternative Quartet with their string ensemble and unique musical style. Their fusion of soca and jazz complemented the moonlit runway and the breaking waves of the nearby shoreline. Followed by AQ was the ever vibrant and energetic Shurwayne Winchester who had patrons grooving and moving to his popular hit “Wyne Gyal”. His performance also included a few of his classic hits that were also welcomed by the audience. Additionally Tobago’s own Oscas B took command of the hyped crowd. Patrons sang along and showed off their dance moves to his hits, he even had patrons doing the “Electric Slide”. It was indeed an unforgettable night.
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According to a release, the event, hosted by Angel Journey, was directed by internationally-renowned fashion photographer Calvin French.
The already picturesque venue was turned into a fashion runway, showcasing exciting designs in resort wear, swim wear, jewelry and urban t-shirt styles by well-known fashion houses Claudia Pegus, Heather Jones, Peter Elias, House of Jaipur and, Tobago’s very own, Delia Alleyne.
Monique Nobrega, Sandra Hordatt, Monica Schinkel and Josie-Ann Carrington were also featured.
Male models outfitted by the Saleem Samuel beach wear collection and Converse—the US sneaker brand—showed off lifestyle fashion for the young at heart.
To enhance the already beautiful setting, patrons turned out in white for the affair and a number of well-known and public figures were among the many who graced the event.
The audience included, from the Tobago House of Assembly, Secretary of Health Claudia Groome-Duke and Secretary for Culture Dr Denise Tsoi-A-Fatt Angus and Permanent Secretary Juliana Boodram from the Ministry of Tourism.
Also in attendance was Ted Arthur, well-known Tobago craftsman; Randy Glasgow; Frederick Bowen; Catherine Kumar, chief executive of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry; Carol-Ann Birchwood-James, director of THTI and TDC; Brenda De La Rosa, executive manager at Angostura and Wayne Pierre, chief executive officer of Tobago Hotel and Tourism Institute.
Also present, was the newly appointed general manager of the Magdalena, Howard Spittle, who played a key role in making the event a success.
The Fashion Coda served up a taste of sumptuous, gourmet dishes prepared by students of the THTI including seafood tartlets, crab cakes, cucumber and salmon, Cajun shrimp, carved beef, cod fish cakes, carpaccio, ceviche, tiramisu and chicken kebabs.
The Angostura team with the sensational 1919 Hostesses also served patrons with premium and cocktail poolside including the signature Coda Cocktail—a delightful concoction of White Oak Rum, Bols Grenadine Syrup, pink grapefruit juice, lime juice, fresh mint leaves and Angostura® orange bitters specially crafted for the event.
After the fashion fiesta, the entertainment segment kicked off with the scintillating sounds of panman Earl Brooks and was quickly followed by patrons grooving to Shurwayne Winchester’s Wyne Gyal then showing off their dance moves to Oscar B’s Electric Slide.
The beautiful all-round entertainer Princess Adanna also wowed guests with her Adele cover songs.
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Tobago Fashion Coda 2013 was streamed live to an audience of more than 500,000 by Carnival TV supported by Advance Dynamics and sponsored by bmobile.
The event was sponsored by Magdalena Grand Beach Resort, Tobago House of Assembly, Caribbean Airlines, Angostura and the Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute.