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Easy In The Islands

Near the southern end of the Caribbean archipelago, St Vincent, Grenada, and the dozens of tiny Grenadine Islands between them are close enough to be covered in a single trip, yet they are divided into two nations, and offer a pleasing variety of experiences. Skye Hernandez starts in St Vincent and works her way south, savouring these islands' relaxing flavours
Photograph by Mike Toy

Common Thread: Caribbean Fashion

Spiritually as well as geographically, the territories of the Caribbean are thousands of miles away from haute couture centres like Paris, Milan, or New York. But despite the absence of glitzy showcases for their work, talented, ambitious local fashion designers create garments chic enough to deserve a place on international catwalks, yet decidedly adapted to the everyday rhythms of island life. Photographer Sean Drakes captures 11 designers from Trinidad, Jamaica, and the Bahamas on their home ground, and discovers that a passion or style and hunger for success links them all