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

Fancy Stepper: Jigsaw-print string bikini, paired with mesh wrap skin by Dominique La RocheFeathered Fantasy: Pink plastic micro-chip two-piece with eyelet laced-up closure and boy shortsFlame Throwers: Gold lame unikini with tummy chainJ’Ouvert Jammin’: Neon green nylon unikini, fuscia nylon cutaway unikini and neon orange nylon bikini with string braOff The Wall: Flesh tone and black giraffe-print one-piece and black velvet mock turtleneck with iridescent sequinsRainbow Posse: Multi-coloured, long sleeve tie dye unikini

Want to set-off a party? Slip into a sexy, shimmering and vivid swimsuit by New York-based Guyanese designer Roger Gary. For this fashion showcase, photographer Sean Drakes shifted the set from the shore to the streets of Trinidad’s wildest party, Carnival in Port of Spain.

Sean Drakes/Blue Mango

Dominique La Roche

Photo Assistant:
Robert Gilliam

J’Ouvert Assistant:
Michelle Lee-Inniss

Dominique, Michelle, Annya

Special thanks:
Courtney Browne, Llewellyn Asson, Noel Taylor, Augustine Telesford, Coco Velvet, Terrence Rojas/TIDCO, Ragoo’s, Cyrus Sylvester/Bohemia, Cherise Fonrose, Dawn Robinson, Carnival 2000 mas’ presentations: Gerard Kelly’s Water Water Everywhere, Rosalind Gabriel’s Panorama, Trinity Carnival Foundation’s Cascadu Children