The evolution of fashion–past, present and future
Runway Productions along with The Nassau Guardian and Star 106.5 FM brings to the Bahamian public,”Evolution: Fasion Past, Present& Future,”a magnificent showcase of exclusive fashion collections by six Bahamian designers–Apryl Burrows, Javotte Bethel, Indira Moss, Percy Wallace, Rudolph Brown and Valda Duncombe.
Evolution will also pay homage to four notable legends of the Bahamian fashion industry–Sabrina Francis, Rachel Turnquest-Garcia of Rachel’s Boutique and Jeffrey Taylor(posthumously).
This week the spotlight is on:
Designing gowns is Javotte Bethell’s life’s passion. For 18 years, the designer has been a dream weaver, creating opulent, unforgettable gowns for today’s women, raising women’s fashion to the level of artistry.
Javotte is an intricate designer, sculptor, and fine artist, with paintings gracing many walls of local art galleries and banks. She is also a graphic designer, make-up artist at heart, former model, jewelry, hat and bag designer, costume specialist and interior decorator. Fashion industry personalities and brides alike have been drawn to her visionary designs and style.
Born and raised in The Bahamas, her multicultural background contributes to her design vision. At the age of 16, Javotte attended International Fine Arts College in Miami, Florida, where she graduated with an Associates of Art degree in Commercial Art. Following her natural creative inclinations, she continued pursuing her dreams. She embarked on her first job at the Sign Man and later worked as the Marketing Director at the Solomon’s Mines Group. Javotte also used her skills to teach Fine Art at Faith Temple High School. She then married and had two beautiful children Jayvan and Trinity. Later Javotte opened her own business, Javotte House of Couture located on Bar 20 Road.
Today Javotte’s House of Couture is synonymous with truly opulent couture Bridal and evening wear, cocktail and prom gowns. In her designs, she uses luxurious fabrics, rich embellishments, intricate hand embroideries and grace in conjuring up the old world elegance that transcends fashion.
Javotte’s aim is to raise fashion to the level of artistry, and bring romance back to the fashion world.”My dresses are for the confident woman who knows exactly what she wants, and doesn’t allow trends to dictate what she wears. My dream is to open my own art gallery and have my clothing line available in all parts of the world.”