Even as the Caribbean becomes his fashion playground more and more, Trinidad and Tobago menswear designer, Ecliff Elie, on October 31st, expanded his brand’s reach in Trinidad, officially opening his C3 Centre retail store. Media personnel and friends of the brand’s namesake, Ecliff Elie, were invited to the store’s unveiling, which also included a fashion show, to the delight of all in attendance.
Ecliff Elie continues to show tremendous business acumen, this as he delves deeper and deeper into the marketing and promotion of his fashion house’s specializations- key among them, the deliverable of a well structured, perfectly fitting men’s suit. “More than anything else, I always strive to ensure that no matter who comes to us for a suit, or any bespoke wear, they leave assured that when they are attired by Ecliff Elie, they look their best,” said the designer.
In recent months, Ecliff has been taking his menswear brand across the Caribbean region. He has had the thrill of working with fashion conscious men across the islands of Grenada, Barbados, St Maarten, St. Lucia and St. Vincent, to name a few. “My goal essentially, is to outfit every Caribbean man with not just a suit or an item of clothing, but to give them confidence to face their every challenge. When a man wears a suit that fits him well, his stride is different, his self-esteem is heightened and that’s why I also think it’s important for young men especially, growing up, to be given the opportunity to be well suited. As simple as it may seem, the Ecliff Elie suit is more than simply, apparel,” assured the designer.
On October 31st, as the start the Christmas holiday season loomed, Ecliff Elie and his team, opened the doors to a seamless retail shopping experience in Trinidad’s Southland. “When customers visit this location, they will be able to get immediate fitting and even walk out of the store with a complete suit. We’ve also established further, the Ecliff Elie accessory line, with customized bags and other Ecliff Elie accessories that will ultimately add pizzazz to any suit or outfit,” he said.
Elie heads to Barbados on November 7th. “We’re working to establish the brand around the region so there’s really no time to stop working. We understand the economic viability of creating a regional marketplace where our Caribbean goods and services are exchanged, versus the constant reliance on the foreign product and essentially the distribution of our Caribbean revenue to international economies. We are adamant about giving all of the Caribbean the option to ‘buy local,’ said Elie.
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