Technically, ‘Some Like It Hot’ was not a memorable spectacle. The designs, models, and designers represented well, the make-up and hair teams did excellent work, but disorganised music and downright surreal video displays left a great deal to be desired as far as technical production goes. I mean, music stopping in the middle of a model’s walk is not cool, and not professional at this level of the game; and why did I watch a very well-produced commercial for Sri Lanka tourism? (Apparently I can find my miracle in Sri Lanka, who knew?!) I don’t even want to mention the Norah Jones karaoke video. No really, it was the full ‘Don’t Know Why’ karaoke video track, complete with words being highlighted in time; very confusing.
The fashions, however, were good, and the models delivered, so as far as the fashion show goes: this was definitely a solid one of those. In conclusion, a delightful showcase of up-and-coming international designer and model talent all wrapped up in a technically weak and frustrating production.
The event was covered by international fashion photographer Dave J Hogan, who has already posted several shots from the show on free site , as well as New York City-based fashion TV show BTE. If this sort of event is to become a regular occurrence, then local production values need to be examined and improved.
The conspicuous patronage of Premier Paula Cox and Minister of Tourism Wayne Furbert certainly added prestige to the proceedings, but the technical issues were often inexcusable in a setting so elegant.