Twenty-one years in the costume ‘game’ and Baje International has yet to drop the ball.
The band, founded by Richard Haynes, is celebrating over two decades in Grand Kadooment with Renaissance.
The theme refers to the age of discovery in European history where there were great developments in music, history, art, and philosophy. Synonymous to the theme, in their 21st year Baje International has continued to set trends and break barriers.
Speaking to the media at the Renaissance launch held at Copacabana Beach Club, Corey Garnett of Baje International said the band continues to be ever evolving with the times much like the Renaissance.
“Baje has always been built on a revolving door of always changing [and] always improving. The Renaissance period is likened to a time when there were many changes; there were many designs created; there was a lot of intelligence; there were a lot of ecstasies; there were many musical creations… So we thought it fitting this year to blend our story with that period and once again show the evolution of the brand into the 21st Century and beyond,” Garnett explained.
For Crop Over 2019, the band has put forward eight sections produced by a range of international and local designers such as Jin Forde, Marie Collette, Dawn’a Serrao, and Baje in-house designer Shadia Gilkes. The sections are Mona Lisa Smile, Ecstasy, Rosa Bella sponsored by Dawn’a Serrao, Vitruian, La Isla Bonita, Venus and Mars sponsored by Mix Nutz, Vanity Fair sponsored by ViDa and Cloud Nine sponsored by Scorch.