Retro chic: Theodore Elyett

Bahamian designer Theodore Elyett offers retro flair to contemporary women

  • Theodore Elyett’s 2013 pre-autumn collection “Ello London” draws inspiration from the 1960s and 70s, intertwined with iconic British influences. Photography by Scharad Lightbourne
  • Photography by Scharad Lightbourne

Theodore Elyett was only thirteen years old when he was “discovered,” after he designed an outfit for a friend to wear in a modelling competition in the Bahamas. Since then, he has created award-winning gowns for the Miss Bahamas Pageant, and was a winner of the Bahamian competition Runway to Fashion Week and last year’s Mission Catwalk, the Jamaican reality TV show. Elyett perfected his craft at some of the most prestigious fashion schools in New York and London, and is currently working on his much-anticipated 2014 collection. He’s a force to be reckoned with, designing clothes with character and personality for the world-travelling woman who dares to be different.

Alia Michèle Orane