A large part of pop culture, especially if you are into “cosplay”, is the outfit.
Renowned cosplay ambassador and designer Yaya Han, who was in Barbados for AnimeKon 2013 remarked that dressing in a T-shirt, hat or other wear in tribute to a favourite character, was just as much a part of cosplay as wearing full anime or manga costume.
This year, Pink Coral Design launched their new line of T-shirts paying tribute to Barbados and things Bajan to the pop culture crowd and they loved it.
The creators of the line boast that the line is 100 per cent locally made and printed, and Maria Bayley, Pink Coral’s creator, is thrilled about the brand’s prospects in the local market.
“We really wanted every aspect of the brand to be local. There is a lot of amazing talent in Barbados and we really wanted to work closely with all of our suppliers to create something that is truly unique,” she said.
Businesswoman, Tenile Williams, added: “There is definitely a place for our brand in Barbados. We are doing things that have not been done before. The local fashion industry has been heating up for a while and we are committed to bringing trendy, high-quality clothes to all of our consumers.” (LB)