The 11th Annual Summer Sizzle BVI scheduled for Thursday, July 25 – Sunday July 28, in the British Virgin Islands will feature two of the hit TV show, Project Runway, star designers Mondo Guerra and Korto Momolu. Guerra and Momolu will showcase their latest collection on The Global and Glamour Runway alongside top regional and local designers including Giannina Azar from the Dominican Republic, Uzuri International from Jamaica, Shernica Myers from St. Vincent & Grenadines, Norma Ebanks from Cayman Islands, Kristin Frazer, Andrea Wilson and Akeem Stanley from the BVI. Children’s wear designer, Rochelle Ebanks from Cayman Islands, Andrew Harris NYC, and Andrew Nowell will complete the line-up for this year’s event.
The full schedule of events will include the Welcome Culture & Style Party @ D’CoalPot BVI Restaurant Bar & Grill, Carrot Bay, Tortola on Thursday, July 25. The Global Glamour Runway Show on Saturday, July 27 at the Save the Seed Energy Center followed by the VIP After Party. The event dubbed as the fashion event of the year, will also feature international artist Citiboi and BVI’s best entertainers and DJs performing. The Sailing Excursion to Jost Van Dyke & Beach Party on Sunday, July 28 will culminate this exciting weekend of fun and fashion.
“Progressively, the translation of beauty and style is becoming synonymous with the glamour and culture of the British Virgin Islands—which further invigorates our purpose to produce a famed international fashion destination event that rivals any other,” says Terry Donovan, Founder & Producer of Summer Sizzle BVI. “The breathtaking, panoramic views of our islands are the ideal location and backdrop for a fashion celebration like Summer Sizzle BVI and our scenery are perfect for photo shoots and advertising campaigns”.
In addition to the exclusive parties, sailing adventure, and the world-class Global Glamour Runway Show, attendees of the 11th Annual Summer Sizzle will have the opportunity to partake in the most fascinating travel experience—accentuated by incredible ocean view accommodations, distinctive culinary fare, and a vibrant culture that permeates elegance and nature.
In keeping with the event’s mission to promote the British Virgin Islands as a fashion tourism destination, Summer Sizzle BVI will continue its effort to rebuild, restore and revive the BVI through volunteer work and other initiatives. In 2018, Summer Sizzle BVI auctioned off art by artist Roma Osowo and funds were donated to Family Support Network. Models, designers and visitors also donated school supplies to schools throughout the BVI and a group of models, designers and other fashion professionals teamed up to assist in the cleanup efforts. This year, Summer Sizzle BVI will partner with local organizations to aid in the continued efforts to improve the BVI community through volunteerism and philanthropy.
Summer Sizzle BVI began in 2009 and has featured top designers, models and artists including Taraji P. Henson, Eva Marcelle, Nigel Barker to name a few. Official sponsors for the event is the BVI Tourist Board, the Government of the British Virgin Islands – Office of the Premier, Rufred Forbes and Associates, Popeye’s, JTV, Jahphix, Bob’s Gas & Service Station, Skelton Group, Road Town Wholesale Trading, D’Coal Pot BVI Restaurant Bar & Grill, Speedy’s, Elite Photography and Whitecap Films.
For more information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, and to purchase tickets and event packages for Summer Sizzle BVI, please visit www.summersizzlebvi.com.