WHAT: "Being born and raised on one of the most beautiful islands of the world and following in the footsteps of my mother Charmaine Friday who obtained a degree in Illustration and Design has provided endless inspiration for me," says native Bermudian designer Alshante Foggo. "From a very young age I was exposed to fine arts particularly hand painted designs and over the years I have watched it evolve not only through my painting but being able to transfer this same creativity into fashion and capitalize on my designs as a fashion designer. I'm an island girl, and I know that my designs reflect that. For this collection in particular I drew a lot of inspiration from the rich color palette on the island such as our pink and orange sunsets, and waters that range from blue to a deeper green, paired with bold black and white detailing. The special design details for this collection would be getting my very own hand painted designs printed on to fabric. It was an experience of a lifetime, seeing my pieces on the runway for the first time and how they moved, I knew at that moment turning my designs into fabric was the right decision for this collection."