STYLE & SUBSTANCE: With only four months to go, fashion whiz kid Gregory Williams (Season 2 winner of Mission Catwalk) says he has big plans for the rest of the year. “I will be showcasing some sample pieces at SoHo for [Fashion’s Night Out]. It's just a taste of what I will be unveiling at my December show in London,” he dishes to the Style Observer, even as he laments the state of fashion here at home. “I think we need persons in the government to take the fashion industry more seriously. A lot of people want to take the risk of pursuing fashion designing, but we cannot do it alone. I think we should have a show like Fashion Police to show what people are wearing, educate and explain how to interpret trends. The stores would definitely sell more clothes.”
PLAY ON: Spurred by the megasuccess that was Acts of the Apostles, Father HoLung and Friends are set to bring another big-budget musical to the Kingston stage in the form of The Messiah come next month. Aiming to deliver a winning mélange of soul-stirring tunes, passionate messages, and stunning visual effects, the show will unfold inside the National Arena, Sep. 29-30 and Oct. 6-7. “This year, The Messiah is breaking new ground with special effects like Jamaica has never seen before,” reveals HoLung. “This Jamaica-50 production is dedicated to the nation and truly reflects Jamaica in its true colours.”
EASTERN PROMISE: Romain Virgo is looking east. The ascendant reggae star heads to Asia in September for ‘The System Japan Tour 2012’ in promotion of his sophomore album. The tour is being endorsed by the renowned Japanese sound-system selectors of Mighty Crown, in association with RaggaChina.