Unfruitful efforts to find properly fitted and inexpensive clothing, coupled with a love of fashion led Bahamian entertainer Bodine Johnson to tap into another dimension of her creativity, fashion design.
Everyday Island, a new clothing line designed by the singer made its debut at the recently held Little Pink Party by KhanAali Media Group. Bodine designed a sample rack of clothing and sold a number of hair bands, scarves, peplum tops and skater dresses during the event. The KMG team also sported her designs.
“I have always loved Androsia prints and tribal/Caribbean prints and patterns. When I was younger it was difficult to find pieces in that fabric that were modern and wearable every day. Most designers make traditional Caribbean fashion with it or hide the beauty and simplicity of the fabric behind sequins and appliqué. I think that they are all beautiful, but what I wanted was something that I can pull down out of the closet and wear every day,” said Bodine.
Androsia is such a beautiful fabric and perfect for the climate of the Bahamas. It is durable and versatile. I wanted to play on those strengths and turn them into something amazing,” she told Tribune Woman.
Everyday Island currently consists of cap-sleeved wrap dresses, sleeveless maternity tops, mini dresses, sleeveless and cap-sleeved peplum tops, and girl’s/ladies’ hair bands made from Androsia. Bodine is also experimenting with a other styles and patterns.