Trinidad and Tobago’s KajFAB Femmes got its first taste of the new Kaj Resort 13/14 collection, Tribu Sauvage, at the 2013 Trade & Investment Convention (TIC 2013). Kaj Designs was featured along with other leaders in Trinidad and Tobago’s fashion sphere at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment (MTII) Boulevard from Friday June 14, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
In a pioneering move, the Tobago fashion house marked history with the May launch of Tribu Sauvage in USA and Singapore. Kaj blazed a trail as the first Tobago brand at ENK International’s exclusive fashion tradeshow, Intermezzo Collections, a staple of the US fashion trade circuit. With its humble Intermezzo debut, Kaj successfully captured the attention of New York’s leading fashion industry publication, The Daily Front Row. Amidst more than 900 of the world’s foremost fashion brands, Kaj was featured in TheDailyFrontRow.com’s haute highlights alongside Alice and Olivia, Nicole Miller, L.A.M.B. and Rebecca Minkoff.
The brand later led as the first Caribbean brand to exhibit and show at the international fashion tradeshow, BLUEPRINT, during Singapore’s fashion week, Asia Fashion Exchange (AFX). With its runway debut at BLUEPRINT, Kaj’s simple creations of bold tribal infusions set against a backdrop of wild animal and camouflage prints stood out among the pervading contemporary Asian aesthetic.
Fresh on the heels of a successful international launch, KajFAB Femmes may look forward to the placement of its resort line at Manhattan’s trendsetting showroom and online boutique, Lion’esque Style, from July 2013. While in its homeland, the Kaj team eagerly anticipated exhibiting from Friday June 14 to Saturday June 15 on the MTII Boulevard at TIC 2013 where customers were offered discounts on select items.
Additionally, on Friday June 14, Tribu Sauvage graced the catwalk during a special presentation which featured the latest works of Anna White, Christian Boucaud, Claudia Pegus, Delia Alleyne, EcliffElie, the Fashion Entrepreneurs of Trinidad and Tobago (FETT) Collective, Heather Jones and Sharon Christopher.
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All photos courtesy Kaj Designs
Kaj 1 – BP Runway: Tribu Sauvage makes its runway debut at BLUEPRINT during Singapore’s fashion week, Asia Fashion Exchange (AFX). Sleeveless raglan maxi dress.
Kaj 6 – BP Runway: Tribu Sauvage makes its runway debut at BLUEPRINT during Singapore’s fashion week, Asia Fashion Exchange (AFX). Fertility tank dress.
Kaj 10 – Tribu Sauvage: Kaftan.