Belizean fashion designer Joris Hendrik highlighted his Spring/Summer 2014 Collection at the Princess Hotel & Casino on this past Saturday, November 23, 2013, as he produced his first fashion show of his professional career. The production was a total success.
Joris Hendrik is among the first local fashion designers in the country to be internationally recognized in Belize’s burgeoning world of couture. After being a part of successful shows throughout the Caribbean, such as Carifesta XI in Suriname and the Caribbean Fashion Week, he decided to put off his first Joris Hendrik fashion show.
With the use of imported silks and cottons, Joris says he focused on a new silhouette form while maintaining a feeling of balance in his spring/summer collection.
"This season I am exploring new proportions which have allowed me to develop my silhouette in a different manner,” commented Joris. “In my collection the lyrically romantic becomes dangerous. The use of fabric and embracing its fluidity creates very interesting shapes which are given to it by the elements of wind and movement which are unpredictable.”
The show included special performances by Jackie Castillo, Cindy Burgos, and Shanelly Sutherland. Featured models at the fashion show included Idolly Saldivar, Miss World Belize, Colby Models NYC, and a host of beautiful women and men from all over Belize.
The show was co-produced by first lady, Mrs. Kim Simplis-Barrow, along with Mrs. Luz Groenendaal, and Mrs. Tanya McNab.
Joris Hendrik and Mrs. Kim Simplis-Barrow