For Soyini Fraser, the fact that she won the Miss Guyana Universe title and will be representing Guyana at the Miss Universe Pageant in the Philippines in January 2017 is finally taking root in her consciousness.
The local fashion arena can look forward to something new with the runway debut of Indigenous-themed pieces from cousins Vanda Allicock and Abigale Buckley, during Guyana’s longest running fashion event, Guyana Fashion Week (GFW), which is slated for November.
Come Friday at 8 pm, the National Cultural Centre is the venue for ‘Piano Improvisations: An Evening With Dr Patricia Cambridge.’
According to information released, Cambridge, one of Guyana’s outstanding pianists, winner of the Phillip Pilgrim Memorial Harp (1974) and graduate of the Boston Conservatory, will perform her unique and exciting improvisations of Guyanese and other music.
The newly crowned Miss Guyana Talented Teen Alia Wong was recently presented with her first prize of day trip to Arrow Point Nature Resort compliments of the Roraima Group of Companies and other prizes compliments of Nayelli Beauty Salon, Moi Tori Boutique and Upper Level Boutique.
Milan Fashion Week opened with the country’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pledging his continuing support for the industry. My favourite quote from his speech was: “What I’m asking you is to help this country offer products as fascinating as your own collections, products made of values, culture, ideals, which are at the heart of craftsmanship as well as of people’s sentiment.”
Though the value of Italian craftsmanship is undisputed and second to none, perhaps he was trying to remind the creative industries that in order for people to remember the product and pledge their loyalty they must have something intangible to draw them back as well.