May 16 — 18, 2014

Milford Road,
Scarborough, Tobago

Purchase Tickets
  • Friday 8:00pm Swimwear / Resort
  • Saturday 8:00pm Modern Fashion
  • Sunday 8:00pm Modern Fashion
  • Weekend Entertainment After Parties

Celebrity Guests

Kenwyne Jones (Official Biography pending)

Kenwyne Joel Jones is a Trinidadian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Cardiff City and the Trinidad and Tobago national team. Jones was born in Point Fortin and attended St. Anthony's College. He began his football career with Joe Public. He Click here to read more

Destra Garcia

“Let’s Do This!” Whether you know her as Aunty Destra or the Q.o.B, the one thing you know for certain at any age, any time or even in any country is that she…. will mash up the place! In the pouring rain, we jump. In hot sun, we wave. In the freezing cold of wintery climates, we wine. She doesn’t just perform, she tattoos Click to read more

Kimba Sorzano

Kimba Sorzano, as his aboriginal name suggests is no less than a burning Flame, blazing the trail where ever he goes igniting your passion for music and crooning his way into your heart. Having grown up in the urban town of San Juan, Trinidad, Kimba, from an early age allowed music to court him, shaping his Click to read more

Brent Sancho

Brent Sancho is notable public figure in Trinidad and Tobago football. His stellar professional and international career (1994-2009) has taken him to represent teams across the United States of America, Europe and Trinidad and Tobago. Brent Sancho has gained 42 caps over the years playing with the T&T Click to read more




...and their SPD Redefined

           

Mini Events

  • TFW Trinidad Launch April 7th at 8:00pm La Cantina,
    12 Victoria Avenue, POS
  • TFW Tobago Launch May 3rd at 8:00pm Milford Rd, Crown Point
    (between Jade Monkey & Republic Bank)

Designers

TABii JUST

Tabii Just (http://www.tabiijust.com) is a womenswear clothing label designed and manufactured in New York City that adheres to zero fabric waste ideals. Tabii Just was born out of a desire to create beautiful eco-conscious clothing for the modern woman. The Tabii Just customer wears many hats and has a blast doing it. She yearns for clothing that she can have lasting relationships, embracing the antithesis of fast fashion. Tabii Just offers vibrant colors and stream lined silhouettes to the conscientious customer. No more will eco-conscious be synonymous with vanilla clothing. Made to look and feel beautiful against the female body, Tabii Just seeks to celebrate women, above all else. Tabitha St Bernard:TABii JUST

Tabitha St. Bernard is the co-founder and designer of Tabii Just, a womenswear clothing label designed and manufactured in New York City that adheres to zero fabric waste ideals. Tabitha lived in Trinidad &Tobago until she migrated at age 19 to NYC. She is a graduate of Bishop Anstey High School, Arima Senior Comprehensive School and St. Francis College (Brooklyn). She is also a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology where she studied Fashion Design. Drawing on Tabitha's rich Trinidadian heritage, the aesthetic of Tabii Just is a marriage of Caribbean flair and Brooklyn edge, resulting in vibrant prints done in stream-lined silhouettes. Tabitha honed her skills while interning at Vivienne Tam and designing at Tahari ASL. She left the corporate fashion industry to launch Tabii Just which is manufactured in facilities that uphold fair labor practices in Brooklyn and the Garment District. Tabii Just has been featured on NY1 , Style Blazer and E Magazine among others. The line has been showcased during New York Fashion Week for Fall '13 & Fall '14. Tabitha presented Spring '14 at the High Line Park in NYC. Tabii Just is sold in select boutiques as well as online.

Tabitha is a respected voice in the New York eco-fashion community, having spoken on several panels about sustainability in fashion and the Made in NYC label. Tabitha also blogs for I'm Not Obsessed Media about fashion, travel and beauty with a focus on sustainability.

 

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RoyalzClothing

In 2006, Royalz Clothing (http://www.royalzclothing.com)  was formed. Influence by the Remix project, Adriene X’s mentorship, the BizStart program. Royalz Clothing established it’s presence through a variety of fashion shows, Media articles, entrepreneurial awards and showcases.

Since its launch, Royalz Clothing has enjoyed success, with articles in magazines and national papers such as Urbanology, Now, Chicago Tribune, The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star respectively. Royalz Clothing has also been exceedingly active on the fashion show scene with features in shows across Canada and the United States that have garnered positive media reviews and incredible fan support.

In 2009, to Royalz’s esteem, Royalz Clothing became the first Canadian fashion line to be included in Latino Fashion Week held in Chicago.

Prominent influencers such as Lieutenant General Michelle Jean, Social and Enterprise Development Innovation (SEDI), Biz Start Program at Youth Employment Services (YES), The Remix Project and South Pole.

In 2011, Royalz Clothing was furthered in the Toronto Star article as one of the top 10 people to watch for in 2011 which made the front page newspaper on January 2, 2011. To date, “Royalz Clothing” features a full repertoire of men and women Dress Shirts, Trench Coats, Sweaters, Denims, jackets and Cardigans.

Benjamin Kwofle

A troubled teenager from a broken home in Toronto, Benjamin (Royalz) Kwofie turned his life around after his mother passed away. He decided to channel his grief and anger into becoming a fashion designer.

At age 23, Benjamin was living on his own, working night shifts and sleeping only a few hours a day while developing his clothing line. His determination paid off. In 2009, Royalz Wear became the first Canadian fashion line to be included in the Latino Fashion Week in Chicago. His work has received the attention of former Governor General Michaëlle Jean and prominent hip hop artists. He praises organizations such as the Remix Project, BizStart and Youth Employment Services YES, a SEDI community partner, for his success.

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Francis Hendy

http://www.francishendy.com/

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Headlines

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DESTRA CARCIA

“Let’s Do This!” Whether you know her as Aunty Destra or the Q.o.B, the one thing you know for certain at any age, any time or even in any country is that she…. will mash up the place! In the pouring rain, we jump. In hot sun, we wave. In the freezing cold of wintery climates, we wine. She doesn’t just perform, she tattoos the message into our souls that her name is Bacchanal. “And so is ours.” But as much as you feel her shake within you, did you know that she shakes audiences around the world, singing and bantering in their languages, as much as she shakes you? As much as you know of her roots in Laventille, do you understand her roots and inspiration and admiration for the genius that is her home and family and Roy Cape? And as much as you can sing every song, word for word, did you even realize that there was so much more…. Enter the Bacchanal! With its harshness and happiness and fly-by-night love, our wild, soulful, spirited Queen did that. Inspired by her peers in the Soca Industry, the Queen of Bacchanal took the opportunity to evolve into an incredibly talented superstar, known for her incredible sense of style as much as her powerful voice. Carved out of the space that each fan occupies in her heart, Destra Garcia ventures into our trust and confidence throughout the year, not necessarily taking herself out of the spotlight, but welcoming others into it. Long Live the Queen!

KENWYNE JONES

Kenwyne Joel Jones is a Trinidadian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Cardiff City and the Trinidad and Tobago national team. Jones was born in Point Fortin and attended St. Anthony's College. He began his football career with Joe Public. He moved to W Connection in 2002, and he was a utility player in the Trinidad and Tobago team in 2003 against Finland. In 2004, he joined Southampton, where he played as a striker. In 2007 he joined Sunderland for £6 million where he spent three seasons before he signed for Stoke City in August 2010. In his first season at Stoke Jones scored 12 goals and played in the 2011 FA Cup Final. Kenwyne Jones is also a recipient of The Chaconia Medal, the second highest state decoration of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Source: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenwyne_Jones)

KIMBA SORZANO

Kimba Sorzano, as his aboriginal name suggests is no less than a burning Flame, blazing the trail where ever he goes igniting your passion for music and crooning his way into your heart. Having grown up in the urban town of San Juan, Trinidad, Kimba, from an early age allowed music to court him, shaping his experiences almost as a potter to clay, culminating into this refreshing blend of dance infused pop tracks with Caribbean undertones; many of whom call it Caribbean Contemporary.

Though his skill had been honed as a young calypsonian while coming through school competitions, it was not until 2006 when he exploded onto the scene on the Synergy Soca Star Stage, did the Public at large bear witness to his astounding presence. As a Singer/Songwriter Kimba Sorzano prides himself on his clever Melodies and inventive writing. With Soca music as his base, he springboards bringing to you a sound unlike any other yet one that is hauntingly familiar. Sorzano writes all his material and has recently begun to write for industry Giants like Machel Montano.

The Sorzano Experience, as he calls it, is one specially prepared and concocted to bring women to a slow simmer. His charged lyrics and his great appeal go unmatched as he takes up residence in women's hearts everywhere.

Kimba Sorzano is the complete package. He is an artist who is multifaceted, who is unafraid to let us into his world via his music. He knows a thing or two about the bottom, now he's taking you straight to the top.

Buckle your seat belts as we embark upon the "Sorzano Experience"

www.KimbaSorzano.com

BRENT SANCHO

Brent Sancho is notable public figure in Trinidad and Tobago football. His stellar professional and international career (1994-2009) has taken him to represent teams across the United States of America, Europe and Trinidad and Tobago.

Brent Sancho has gained 42 caps over the years playing with the T&T Senior National team, starting with his debut match on 4th Antilles in a World Cup Qualifier at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Trinidad.

He played in sixteen (16) World Cup Qualifiers in which T&T won on nine (9) occasions. He also played in four (4) CONCACAF Gold Cup matches with T&T winning two matches. He represented T&T in the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Campaigns - making it to the 2006 FIFA World Cup Finals in Germany. He was in the starting line-up for all 3 matches of the Group stage.

As part of the team, Sancho was awarded the Trinidad & Tobago Chaconia Medal (Gold) (World Cup Squad, 2006). Sancho resigned from the T&T National team in October, 2006 but continues to stay active in local football and the community. He started the Football Players Association of Trinidad and Tobago (FPATT). Together with Kelvin Jack and Travis Mulraine, the association was officially launched in May 2006.

He later founded Central FC, a T&T Pro league team based in California, Trinidad. Central FC assists with various community projects such as helping to refurbish one of the changing rooms at Presentation College, Chaguanas and supporting the VF Ladies’ “Give Breast Cancer the Boot – All Female Football Tournament 2012”.

He also founded Vision Forward International, which includes ex-national players of Trinidad and Tobago and a female team (VF Ladies/VISA Face). Both these teams support various charitable causes in T&T and assist in promoting the sport around the country.

Edited from source: http://www.sportarchivestt.com/athletes/brent-sancho/

History

  • CUT.AH.DASH | (colloquial)
    - used to complement or express pleasure in ones clothing.
    - looking ones best; wearing ones best clothing

    Example: "He cut ah dash lastnight in his Sunday best"

    ORIGIN: Tobago

    TFW Translation: Come wear your best clothes with us!

  • DAN DAN | (colloquial)
    - an expression for ones best clothing

    Example: "Youth man dress up in he best dan-dan"

    Synonym: Sunday Best

    ORIGIN: Tobago

    TFW Translation: A fiesta of the best Caribbean clothes

  • Cazak | (colloquial)
    - A zipper (usually for a man's pants) or buttons (before zippers were made)

    Example: "Fix your cazak!"

    ORIGIN: Tobago

    TFW Use: Cazak Frock Suspenders are the different aspects of garment pieces that can enhance how you look.

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