Culture Shines at Style Week Jamaica 2012

Deiwght Peters

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show and party that brought out the masses. Open and free to the public, Peters’ grand gesture motivated the powers-that-be to close off the main thoroughfare in celebration of the island’s creativity.

The 175-foot runway was not just a symbol of the fashion industry, it also represented how far Jamaica has come since its independence from Great Britain. The Island will mark its 50th year birthday in August, so this style party was just the beginning of the happenings set to mark this important milestone. Indeed, Jamaican designer Donna Rose captured the spirit of freedom with her Salute to the Flag collection.