Signature: The Strut Edition, was a fundraising event with a difference. Conceptualised as a fashion show, the first of its kind under the Signature Brand, it showcased the work of several talented designers from across the island, with the goal of raising funds to assist two beneficiaries: The Nature Fun Ranch in Barbados and The Rotaract Cub of Naguru in Uganda. Our designers for the night included Pauline Bellamy Barbados, Welchwear Fashion, Makgious, Cultured by Zhané, Victoriesque Designs and J.FAB Designs.

The show generally ran smoothly and was very entertaining. The MC for the night, the beautiful Faith Callender, was very engaging in her role and kept the audience wanting more. Our very own Rotaractors, Vicki Estwick and Jamar Mayers (#clubservice!) were a part of the modelling cast, and they represented us well in their modelling debut. Let’s not forget about those Rotaractors who had to strut their stuff to win door prizes; HM Rachel Austin, Rtr. Tonya King and PM Alvaro Holder.

While the designs were the main attraction, the audience was entertained through song, spoken word and dance. Many thanks to Graham Hutchinson, Elim Arthur, Kareem Agard, Zakiya Agard, Mario Murray, Riddim Tribe and Karina Rodriguez for their breathtaking performances.

After the main event was the mix and mingle, where patrons had the opportunity to have light bites and drinks as they connected amongst themselves. Of course, Signature would not be the same without the birthday cake (Four Years!), which was lit and sliced after an encouraging and heartfelt speech by our President, Mr. Kareem French, and the customary group photo.

The success of this event would not have been possible without our sponsors: The Nation Publishing Co. Ltd, Barbados Public Workers Co-operative Credit Union Ltd, Ernst & Young Barbados and Fortress Fund Managers. Special thanks also go out to our Partners in Service: Barbados Light & Power, Brydens Insurance Inc., Capital Media HD 99.3, Caribbean ARI Inc., Courts, Loyd Teas (General Distributors Inc), Pine Hill Dairy, Occasio Planning Services & Milestone Memories, One Pak Rentals, Slam 101.1FM and Stansfield Scott! To the MUA, Backstage Crew and Model Coach, Thank you! This year was so much fun!