Charlestown-Nevis-A masterful and creative production, coordinated by the Youth department on Nevis, referred to as a TASTE OF FAME, is receiving rave reviews from persons who attended.

The exhibition of talent, was held at the Cultural Village on the evening of Saturday 27th January.

According to Miss Zahnela Claxton, Director of the Youth department, the show was initiated to fill in for a show that was previously scheduled for last year but was cancelled due to the passage of the two destructive hurricanes, Irma and Maria.

The grand 2nd annual FAME (Fashion and Music expo) show, is now scheduled for April of this year, which is actually dedicated as Youth month.

However, because the youthful designers were already prepared to show off their wares, since last year, it was decided that this particular show will be held as a precursor to the main event, hence it was aptly dubbed: TASTE OF FAME.

Miss Claxton further pointed out that the show in effect was put in place, in order to showcase the skills and talents of the budding fashion designers.

As a matter of fact, she pointed out, that as a result of the first FAME production, the youthful designers have received job offers and in some cases, are entirely overbooked.

The show commenced with a recorded version of the national anthem, followed by a prayer and then the exposition on stage, grabbed the attention of all present.

The youthful designers who ranged in age from 14 to 20 years, were: Sashauna Trudy Leyden; Atalia PAGE Newton; Sabrina Orr; Zyska Herbert and Angeline Clarke.

They featured clothing attire in the following segments:

Fanfare; Disney world; nationally inspired; African heritage; beach wear and the grand finale or mix-up.

The show which was ably hosted by Xaria Rawlins and Makissa O’Loughlin, also featured designs by the following individuals:

Corin Barnes-paradise clothing (graphic designs)

Shakeem Parris-Strictly Nevisian

Jeffrey BOB Nisbett-FUEGO

Damien DRAY Willkin-designs.

Interspersed with the excitement of the stunning models on stage, were: The Mocko Jumbies; Rhythms Dance Theater; a promotion by the Elizabeth Primary school (EPPS) of their anniversary show and a promotion of the newly formed club known as DIAMOND GIRLS. This was done by Miss Vera Herbert.

The general sentiment is that people are anxiously awaiting the grand 2nd annual FAME show, slated for April.


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