Following the successful fashion export showcase, ModeTT, last Saturday at the Radisson Poolside, Trinidad and Tobago fashion designers can look forward to strategic and timely initiatives from state enterprise, CreativeTT and its subsidiary FashionTT. Pursuant to its mandate, to stimulate and facilitate business development and export activities of the creative industries in Trinidad and Tobago to generate national wealth, CreativeTT collaborated with ExporTT to implement an export trade mission to the French Caribbean Outermost Regions (FCORs), which takes the form of a comprehensive Fashion Look book.
This trade mission was designed along a phased process, which encouraged designers to assess their business models and plans and determine their export readiness. ModeTT was therefore an opportunity for designers who succeeded through the open call, application and interview processes, to show their submissions to a panel of local, regional and international experts. Panelists and attendees alike were impressed with the exceptional quality of all designs delivered on the runway and encouraged by the strategic direction articulated.
Chief Executive Officer of CreativeTT, Ria Karim, speaking at the event, highlighted a series of projects carded for roll-out in the coming months, focused on fostering commercial activity in the sector and supporting export focused capacity development.
“With a new team in place and charged with a powerful strategic intent, CreativeTT will continue along an aggressive and ambitious schedule of initiatives which address some of the most critical issues facing the creative sector, both at the macro and micro levels.”
Karim continued by outlining specific activities that will positively impact the fashion community in the near future. She highlighted programmes that focus on financing, business incubation, capacity development, manufacturing and marketing our fashion merchandise to targeted global audiences.
“We at CreativeTT are focused and we are energized. We stand ready to work with you to unleash the massive creative potential of our people, not just in terms of its very expression and manifestation, but in ways that create jobs, generate wealth, and contribute to the social and economic wellbeing of our nation.”