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SPECIAL FEATURE | ESSENCE MAGAZINE

Street Style | March 2,2012 | 6:00AM

By: Celia L. Smith

Media: ESSENCE Magazine

Straight from the Trinidad Carnival, ESSENCE.com joined the festivities with K2K Alliance Partners, two young hot Trinidadian designers whose over-the-top costumes scorched the streets. Check out the masqueraders decked out in ruffles and radiant hues upholding the annual bacchanal leading up to the day of Lent. And once the fetes simmered down, we had the opportunity to speak with twins Karen and Kathy Norman about their new design endeavor.

SPECIAL MENTION | THE NEW YORK TIMES

Island-Hopping on Vibrant Trinidad and Lush St. Lucia | March 13, 2018

By: Jada Yuan

Media: The New York Times

The first half of our 52 Places Traveler’s trip around the Caribbean brings, her to Trinidad and its famous Carnival, and to St. Lucia, where she had a relaxing stop… Karen and Kathy Norman, Trinidad-born twin sisters, designed all of the band’s costumes, and to join, all Ms. Wells had to do was sign up and pay for her costume in advance. This was her second year with K2K and she was sure she’d be back. “They’re so different. In Trinidad, you mostly see people in two-piece bikinis. But K2K, it’s about the fashion. You don’t see anyone wearing anything like that. I like the elegance…” The custom-designed dress Ms. Wells was to wear, she showed me, was flesh colored, with an intricate pattern of green sequins and a train of green feathers, and would have put everyone at the Oscars to shame. She’d be adding a “backpack” of flowing green and blue fabric, splayed out to look like a peacock’s tail that was so heavy it required the help of two young men to get it on. Then she would dance all day in it.

GOVERNMENT & SPEAKER ENGAGEMENTS 

CARIBBEAN INVESTMENT FORUM

Out to make it work | May 21, 2012

Media: Trinidad Express

"The availability of human capital in Trinidad has diminished... The factory we use in Trinidad might be the only one in Trinidad. It would be fabulous if Ria could get her factory up, because I think most people would like to give back to Trinidad, but we don't have the resources to do so and that's unfortunate. I think we have potential, creative minds and talent, but we need human capital on the island to support that and help it grow," said Kathy Norman.

"A lot of the growth in the fashion industry is spurred by government and corporate spending. We don't look at this locally. Here, energy generates the most money, so a lot of money isn't put towards fashion. It's up to government and corporations to put capital behind these designers and invest, because fashion in and out of itself is an expensive profession," added Karen Norman.

 

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