by Shamar Blunt
From Canada to Barbados, LUX Entertainment has officially landed on the Crop Over 2018 scene with a big bang. During its vibrant display on the grounds of the Barbados Museum last Saturday night, the premium carnival experience band showcased their offering for the season this year entitled ‘Lethal’.
Vibes and action were part of the night’s proceedings as the promotions group unveiled its four sections – Arc, Stratos, Kunai and Sun Tzu. The event was not as well attended as previous launches we have been to this year. However, one could argue the presence of a political meeting during the same time at a different location, contributed to the average sized crowd.
So, how were the costumes?
Well, for starters, the backline costumes were totally interchangeable in my eyes. The only real differences among them were the colour choices; the real action for me belonged in the frontline costumes.
Stratos’ frontline costume is for those ladies who just love the colour pink; several shades of the colour were present in this piece, with densely packed feathers blooming out from the head and shoulder pieces. Even though they are arranged in this manner, the outfit itself seems easily manoeuvrable, which for me is a nice balance.
Kunai’s blue offering had a nicely arranged feathered backpack with an intricately gemmed wire bra. The piece is a stunner; simple yet punchy in looks, and the monokini options should make it a fast seller with clients.
Arc lit up the stage with its fiery mix of orange and purple feathers that gave off an intense inferno look. The beaded arrangement of the chest piece invoked an intimate look which added to the fire theme and created quite the presence on stage.
Finally we have Sun Tzu. Named after the Chinese general, military strategist, writer, and philosopher who wrote the infamous book The Art of War, it certainly has an aggressive look which many of us appreciate. With its green and blue array of feathers for the backpack, and gemmed monokini with a unique pattern of the above mentioned colours, Sun Tzu is for those who like a bit of vigour in their Carnival Monday outfits.
LUX Entertainment is adamant that this year they are more than ready to deliver a great experience for their revellers, and with their many years of experienced in organizing successful party experiences, we have no reason to doubt it.