Fashion Show 2005
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Glenn Kirk Brathwaite
Rooted in the Afro Caribbean experience the many branches of Glenn Brathwaite's art have blossomed into diversity.
He has designed and produced many successful collections
of clothing and home furnishings as well as several full mas bands, (with
kings and queens) and children's
Brathwaite's environmental concerns are real, and he pays
respect to the Caribbean ancestral experience of overcoming adversity
with creativity, a philosophy which can be reinforced through the arts
and which we abandon to our peril. His intuitive connection with the Orisha
has stood him in good steed, subconscious, rather than ritual, guidance
has endowed him with sensitivity for what is appropriate within the ancestral
spirituality. As artist in resident at the CCA7, he would be able to further
explore this creative-spiritual connection.
Glenn Brathwaite is the energy of Genki Designs, specialist in the creation of exquisite hand painted surface designed textiles, suited for apparel and home decor items which have become a hallmark.
Designer lines include Caribbean inspired Flora, featuring
Another favored line entitled "Heartbeat Blues" is inspired by the intricate details of Export blue china, which made its way into the Caribbean region at the very beginnings of our colonial history in the 18th century, organized patterns of swirling lines and stylized floral shapes create a classical look with a capricious appeal. Genki Designs Textiles have also been impactful on some Trinidadian fashion houses, creating collections or Claudia Pegus, Heather Jones, Zoltan and Mielin.
Genki Designs has had 6 group showings and 4 solo shows:
was launched in Trinidad at Carifesta V1 1995, and has appeared in BeeWee
in-flight magazine, PANACHE, and Porthole cruise and resort magazines.
Genki Designs last pret a Porte' collection was shown at Sunstyle '97
Feng Shui, the art of harnessing wind and water is all about capturing or creating Chi, the Chinese ancients refer to Chi as the Dragon's breath, signing to it magical connotations expressed in lyrical terms." from Applied Pa-Kua and Lo Shu Feng Shui by Lillian Too, 6th printing, August 1995.
It teaches that our fates are inextricably entwined with
Genki Designs solo showing on Dec.9.002 featured mobiles of Driftwood and African beads another play on the Trans Atlantic Passage of East meets West by trade and chance, with 95% of the collection entering Private collections.
Genki designs collection pieces are sold in Trinidad, Mustique, and Barbados, where we also produce personalized pieces.
On the 10.02.003 Genki designs embarked on a shop \ Showroom
Genki Designs would like to establish contact with other
Eco Artist to promote and represent their interest, and to have an Ecocentric
in every Caribbean territory.
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