I finally put together a list of standout costume designs from each "noteworthy" band for Trinidad Carnival 2016. I want to stress noteworthy because there are more bands out there but finding information on their presentations is difficult. Even for some of the bands on this list, it was hard to find who designed the section or who photographed the pictures. I defintely think that bands should make sure they clearly credit designers and photographers on their sites. All that aside, I'm loving many of the designs for this carnival season.
I'd love to know what you think about my picks! What are your faves? Who are you playing mas with? Which section? Talk to me...
Designed by: Solange Govia
Photographed by: Scully Photography
Theme: The Secret Garden
I love the fact that you don't have to guess why this section is called honey. The incorporation of the honey combs into the backpack is genius!
Section: Peruvian Sunset
Theme: Magic Carpet Ride
I love the color scheme!
Section: Riches of the Spirit
Designed by: Kathryn Inniss & Laura Narayansingh
How sexy, sultry and seductive is the section? Would it be wrong to wear as lingerie? #love #givesmelife
Designed by: R & A Productions
Theme: I WI5H
The arrangement of the feathers for the wings are amazing! The color scheme is everything and so appropo because this design is FIRE!
Section: Pret A Porte
Designed by: Gerald Hart
Photographed by: Gerald Hart
I love the gold hardware on the first layer and the lapis blue--Freaking GORG!
Island People Mas
Section: The Guardian of Love
Designed by: Brandon Phillip
Photographed by: Antony Scully
The name for this section is so appropo! The pink blends make me think romance and this costume just happens to be in my top three for this season.
K2K Alliance & Partners
Section: Mother Shangri-La
Designed by: Kathy and Karen Norman
Photographed by: Gary Jordan Photography
Theme: Searching for Shangri-La
I want to get married TODAY just so I can wear this dress!!!
Section: Life is Love
How cute is the backpack that strategically
frames the backside? Peek-a-boo
Section: Chic Le Freak
Theme: Disco Inferno
I adore the fabric and beading on the first layer for this section!
Designed by: Sonia Mack
I literally tasted the rainbow. COLORS COLORS COLORS! This costume is also a top pick for this season.
Theme: The Alchemist
There is something about this costume that I really like! It's always refreshing to see a pretty costume without feathers.
Ronnie and Caro
Section: Tears of the Motherland
Theme: Tears of...
I defintely think Africa when I see this costume. The blend of colors is quite unique in a fabulous way.
The Lost Tribe
Section: Pretty Mas
Designed by: Shawn Dhanraj
Photographed by: Laura Ferreira
Theme: Spirit of the Savannah
First, I have to applaud Tribe for the departure from BBF's. The flower petal collar is amazing and so is the fabric--this design gets an A+.
Section: Black Widow
Designed by: Solange Govia
Photographed by: Ikenna Douglas
Theme: The Forbidden
If this list were ranked this costume would be in the #1 spot. I'm a sucker for well done black costumes. This design is all the way right. Kudos to Solange Govia!
Designed by: Marie Collette
Photographed by: Frame Photography
I love the colors, beading, and the first layer on this design. Beautiful!