Calling the experience one that will be ‘Epic’, the event is scheduled to take place July 20 – 25, 2022, according to event organisers.
“The British Virgin Islands is the perfect getaway to relax, relate, and release given what we have collectively experienced over the last two years with the COVID19 pandemic. We have an opportunity to convene and uplift each other in the celebration of fashion, lifestyle, and culture while rejuvenating our body, mind and souls” stated Terry T. Donovan, Founder and CEO of Summer Sizzle BVI.
“We look forward to welcoming visitors to the BVI and to boost our tourism economy, showcase our beauty and culture, and celebrating fashion, arts and music,” he added.
The event’s fashion, lifestyle, and wellness experience will showcase local and international fashion designers, with the highly anticipated Global Glamour Runway Show expected to be the highlight of the event.
Event organisers say guests will enjoy festive parties, delightful cuisine, fabulous entertainment, a chartered sailing excursion to Virgin Gorda, and a health and wellness retreat and more than a dozen designers from the USA, Africa, and Caribbean will be featured in this year’s edition of Summer Sizzle BVI.
According to a press release, leading the collective of designers will be Sergio Hudson, who will be making his first appearance at Summer Sizzle BVI after attracting major buzz at New York Fashion Week and for his game-changing outfit worn by Michelle L.R. Obama at President Joseph R. Biden’s inauguration.
“Other confirmed fashion talents for the Global Glamour Runway Show include Coral Castillo, Project Runway Star from Season 19, Sai Sankoh, Carlton Jones, Edwing D’Angelo, Jaer Caban, Don Murphy, Khangle VN, Yumi Katsura, Andrew Nowell, Cesar Galindo, and Koki Love,” the release noted.
Swimwear and resort brands to be featured include The Islander Swim Collection, Aqua Couture by Roger Gary, and Nikini Swimwear.
The show will also feature a children’s show, produced by Khaliah Clark, Award-Winning Fashion Stylist in partnership with Sunni Dai Kids Fashion Week known for their Kids Show in LA, NYC and Miami.
Summer Sizzle BVI has partnered with Equanimity Nation, a health and wellness organization that provides adaptable wellness tools and healing practices to address anxiety and life’s daily stressors to provide a one-of-a-kind experience.
This year Summer Sizzle BVI will launch its Arts Fund aimed at providing scholarships and opportunities to students wishing to pursue careers in fashion, beauty, and the arts, to continue to shine a spotlight on youth education in the VI.
THURSDAY JULY 21:
EQ Nation Health and Wellness Meditation/QiGong at Wyndham Lambert Beach Resort
Welcome Culture & Style Party at Loose Mongoose, Beef Island
FRIDAY JULY 22:
EQ Nation Health and Wellness Mindfulness Workshop at Wyndham Lambert Beach Resort
Flora & Fauna Style Party (- Pre-Festival Party) at Long Bay Beach Resort
SATURDAY JULY 23:
EQ Nation Health and Wellness Sound Therapy at Wyndham Lambert Beach Resort
Global Glamour Runway Show at the Multi-Purpose Complex, Road Town, Tortola
SUNDAY JULY 24:
EQ Nation Health and Wellness Sunset QiGong at Wyndham Lambert Beach Resort
Sailing Excursion & Beach Party, Virgin Gorda
Coral Castillo, Project Runway Star, Season 19.
BVI brand, The Islander Swim Collection by Andrea Wilson.
Sergio Hudson designs.