About

Bahamas Fashion Week is focused on propelling Bahamian and international designers to the forefront of the global fashion market. It is the Nation’s Premier Fashion Showcase. a fusion of art, style, culture, fashion, entertainment and runway. This event captures the international sensibility of the country while providing a calendar of social and educational activities. For 3 strategically focused days, The Bahamas becomes the epicenter of fashion, art and entertainment, as all eyes on local and international stage witness collections unveiled for the first time.

mission

The mission of Bahamas Fashion Week is to offer a local and international platform for emerging and established designers to seamlessly connect while creating a domestic awareness of home grown fashion designers and artist from the Bahamas.

vision

The vision of Bahamas Fashion Week is to inspire through the medium of arts, promote culture through design showcase, and unite fashion’s key creators, communicators and consumers.

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The distinctively iconic flamingo! Sleek limbs, an elongated neck and feathers featuring a chic shade of pink make these birds unlike any other. The flamingo has a large, heavy, down curved bill that is most often described as strange yet very beautiful.

Even though the flamingo is a strong flyer, it is really quite shy and prefers to live in remote and lonely places. Usually these are rather desert-like spots, dry islands, shorelines where salt is made, and where few other creatures can survive.

The island of Great Inagua fits that portfolio perfectly and is where the majority of our flamingos are found in The Bahamas.

Other islands that inhabit flamingos are Mayaguana, Crooked Island, Acklin, Exuma, Long Island and Andros. The flock breeds around Lake Windsor (Rosa) which lies within the boundaries of Inagua National Park.

Flamingos are very social birds; they live in colonies whose population can number in the thousands. These large colonies are believed to serve three purposes for the flamingos which are avoiding predators, maximizing food intake, and using scarce suitable nesting sites more efficiently.

Flamingos often stand on one leg with the other leg tucked beneath the body. The reason for this behavior is not fully understood, however researchers indicates that standing on one leg may allow the birds to conserve more body heat, given that they spend a significant amount of time wading in cold water.