James Black is Ready to ‘Fete to Deat’
Right in time for the Carnival season is the "Fete to Deat" collection by Jamaican designer James Black. All Woman Fashion caught up with the self-taught designer to learn all about the collection. James Black,who is the head designer and conceptualiser of the brand Yahdie Conscious (YC). She started it in September 2004, with the belief that YC would be the fashion brand to promote Jamaica in a positive light while being a pioneer in the fashion industry.
The Fete to Deat Collection features an island vibe with bold colours , eye-catching prints, and pays homage to vintage fashion; with a playful festive vibe. Key pieces in the collection include: rompers, bralettes, crop tops, ruffles and slits which are all perfect for the upcoming Carnival season, and in particular for those not "jumping".
According to Black: " The name ‘Fete To Deat’, was coined from the term ‘fresh to death’ but because of the current Carnival craze and events surrounding this, I decided to switch out fresh to fete and came up with a capsule collection that reflected a mood of fun and frolic with lots of Caribbean flair."
This eclectic fusion collection features cut-outs, slits and ruffles all in the right places and, of course, the YC signature item: prints, prints and more prints.
YC is truly an innovative brand that manages to stay on top of trends and definitely is not afraid to push the envelope as it relates to mixing pieces.
The pieces are unique and do not have a long shelf life as they were intended to be limited. AW suggests if you see something you like, grab it before it’s gone. Celebrate the Caribbean and "Fete to Deat" this Carnival season!
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