The British Virgin Islands is the perfect getaway to relax, relate, and release given what we have collectively experienced over the last two years with the COVID19 pandemic. We have an opportunity to convene and uplift each other in the celebration of fashion, lifestyle and culture while rejuvenating our body, mind and souls” stated Terry Donovan, Founder and CEO of Summer Sizzle BVI.
Donovan continued, “We look forward to welcoming visitors to the BVI and to boost our tourism economy, showcase our beauty and culture, and celebrating fashion, arts and music”.
SSBVI 2022’s spectacular fashion, lifestyle, and wellness experience features a schedule designed to showcase local and international fashion designers. The highly anticipated Global Glamour Runway Show remains the highlight of the event, showcasing well-known international and emerging fashion designers. Guests will enjoy festive parties, delightful cuisine, fabulous entertainment, a chartered sailing excursion to Virgin Gorda, and a health and wellness retreat.
More than a dozen designers from the United States, Canada and the Caribbean will be featured in this year’s edition of Summer Sizzle.
Leading the collective will be Sergio Hudson, who will be making his first appearance at Summer Sizzle after attracting major buzz at New York Fashion Week and for his game-changing outfit worn by Michelle Obama at President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Other confirmed fashion talents for the Global Glamour Runway Show include Coral Castillo, Project Runway Star from Season 19, Sai Sankoh, Carlton Jones, Edwing D’Angelo, Jaer Caban, Don Murphy, Khangle VN, Yumi Katsura, Andrew Nowell, Cesar Galindo,
Swimwear and resort brands, The Islander Swim Collection, Aqua Couture by Roger Gary, and Nikini Swimwear
Summer Sizzle BVI has partnered with Equanimity Nation, a health and wellness organization that provides adaptable wellness tools and healing practices to address anxiety and life’s daily stressors to provide a one-of-a-kind experience.
Replenish the Spirit with life’s natural wonders through Equanimity (EQ) Nation’s “Finding Your Zero.” We will experience morning and sunset meditations, mindfulness workshops, sound therapy, and QiGong healing practices, all while nestled on the white sandy beaches of Tortola. Sessions will be led by Tracie Jade, Guided Meditation Teacher, founder of EQ Nation, and Co-Host of Peace of Mind with Taraji on Facebook Watch.
“Wellness is a process and practice, not a destination. It takes time to rewire the brain and systems in the body, unlearn old habits, develop a lifestyle, personal language, and constitution that’s in sync with nature. I can’t think of a better place than the BVI to rejuvenate and start this journey back to wellness as we begin to emerge out of the fog of COVID. BREATHE and make space for GRACE” – Tracie Jade
“Summer Sizzle BVI events are carefully curated with the culture, style, and beauty of the British Virgin Islands in mind,” says Terry Donovan, Founder and Executive Producer. “We are always excited to welcome event visitors to our shores, and we encourage them to indulge in the beauty of nature, the creatively charged atmosphere, and the breathtaking vistas that are a source of endless inspiration for editorial and promoting shoot locations,” he adds.
This year Summer Sizzle BVI will launch its Arts Fund aimed at providing scholarships and opportunities to students wishing to pursue careers in fashion, beauty, and the arts, to continue to shine a spotlight on youth education in the BVI.
About Summer Sizzle BVI
In 2007 Terry Donovan saw an opportunity to encourage travel and attract revenue to the British Virgin Islands during the off-peak season. At that time, he was producing the Miss World BVI Pageant – official Preliminary to the Miss World Pageant. He noted that media and fashion influencers whom he had invited to judge the pageant would fall in love with the islands and want to see and do more during their stay – Summer Sizzle BVI was born. Initially modeled on the concept of New York Fashion Week, Donovan’s vision has since evolved into a four-day event incorporating fashion shows, exclusive parties and after-parties, and popular island activities like luxury sailing excursions.
Each year has seen a steadily increasing number of designers, tastemakers, models, press in attendance, while past celebrity guest hosts include actress Taraji P. Henson, Nigel Barker fashion photographer, and TV personality, Eva Marcille, Joel Steingold and Claire Sulmers, Founder and Editor in Chief of Fashionbombdaily.com
For information on Event Packages, Event Tickets, Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities or please visit www.summersizzlebvi.com.