Fancy Stepper: Jigsaw-print string bikini, paired with mesh wrap skin by Dominique La Roche

Party Suits

Photographer Sean Drakes's sexy swimwear shoot, featuring hot new designs from Guyana-born US-based designer, Roger Gray, with bodies and beauty by Coco Velvet, and Trinidad and Tobago's wild Carnival as the scene-setter.

A balanced combination of leather and silk makes this Makeda clutch a must-have. Photograph courtesy Kesi Gibson

In the bag: Jamaican designer Kesi Gibson

Jamaican designer Kesi Gibson of Kyu Mélange creates handbags inspired by different cultures .

Silver and ultramarine blue diamond jumpsuit with woven trim details. Photograph by Bernado Neri

Admas Mahdere: smooth as silk

Cayman-based Admas Mahdere brings Ethiopian textures to the Caribbean.

Gold earrings with semi-precious stone and BECKlettes. Photograph by Anna Gunselman

All that glitters: Curaçaoan designer Rebecca Paz

Curaçaoan designer Rebecca Paz makes jewellery that demands to be worn.

Photograph courtesy Phylicia Ellis

Early Blooming: Bahamian designer Phylicia Ellis

Bahamian designer Phylicia Ellis does twelve-and-under chic.

Photograph by Tiffany Lue-Yen

Ayana Dixon: Fun in the sun

Model-turned-designer Ayana Dixon turns heads with her ASD swimwear.

Photograph by Sancho Francisco / Iconic Image Studio

Mas Couture: K2K Alliance & Partners

Sisters Karen and Kathy Norman of K2K Alliance take couture style to the road for Trinidad Carnival.

Foster explains: “The Zebra Swizzel outfit (far left) was inspired by the ripples of the sea on a moonlight night.” Photograph courtesy Rosemary Parkinson

Rainbow hues: Barbados’ simonpeter

Design duo simonpeter take a cue from the colours of Barbados.

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Jean-Marie Thomas: Breezy chic

Antiguan designer Jean-Marie Thomas suggests two breezy ensembles perfect for an elegant day on the beach or a relaxed night out.

Weddings with a Trinidadian twist

Weddings with a Trinidadian twist

Simone Sant-Ghuran runs a T&T-based wedding website. She talked to Zahra Gordon.