Tmel By Annie Melissa Etienne at Black Fashion Week Montreal 2014

Asha Saint and Annie Melissa Etienne at Black Fashion Week Montreal 2014

Annie Melissa Etienne’s Tmel collection at Black Fashion Week Montreal echoed the playful, ageless beauty of the Caribbean. I imagined each piece being paraded down St.Catherine street announcing the arrival of summer.

The night was filled with African fabrics, but the Tmel collection was a medley of patterns reminiscent of a trip to the West Indies. There were skirts with hundreds of miniature suns, pants that resembled lizards and tropical bird feathers, dresses with ocean waves and flowers, and two-piece ensembles with circles that resembled sliced limes that made you think of margaritas.

Etienne’s collection at Black Fashion Week Montreal 2014 screamed millennial woman quite ebulliently. I loved the walk-of-shame-chic elements. It was feminine and powerful, with crisp white shirts, bow ties, and an assortment of hemlines.

The fascinators were a precious touch; my personal favorite was her take on the straw hat. Etienne has a knack for accessorizing. She pulls all the elements of her collection together with accessories. By doing so, she creates an effortless fusion of work and play—characteristic of a good Montreal summer—and of course—the Caribbean.

Annie Melissa Etienne's Tmel at Black Fashion Week Montreal 2014

Annie Melissa Etienne's Tmel at Black Fashion Week Montreal 2014

Annie Melissa Etienne's Tmel at Black Fashion Week Montreal 2014

Annie Melissa Etienne's Tmel at Black Fashion Week Montreal 2014

Annie Melissa Etienne's Tmel at Black Fashion Week Montreal 2014

Annie Melissa Etienne's Tmel at Black Fashion Week Montreal 2014

Annie Melissa Etienne's Tmel at Black Fashion Week Montreal 2014

Annie Melissa Etienne's Tmel at Black Fashion Week Montreal 2014

Photos by Petra Stewart

  • Emin Sassi

    Congrats on your new blog! Longue vie from Paris

    • Asha Saint

      Thank you so much Emin!

  • Arnaud Segla

    Wish all the best for your blog!!!

  • eleni

    Congrats on your site Asha..looks amazing!

  • eleni

    montreal black fashion week..great success! designers did a wonderful job

  • Ayanna

    Love the looks!

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