A late addition to the all-star fashion designer team slated to be featured at Christian Fashion Week 2013, Renee Scarborough, owner and designer of Two Coconuts Swimwear, has been announced as the sole designer for the special women-only swimwear segment. The segment has already turned heads outside and inside of the Christian community, with some questioning the decision to exclude a male audience. The organizers of CFW have promised it will be an "interactive" segment, allowing audience members a close look at the garments and fabrics to make informed buying decisions.
"We want this segment to be as comfortable as possible for our audience," stated Tamy Lugo, co-founder of Christian Fashion Week, fashion blogger, and stylist/owner of VStylist. "With a strictly women audience, you can do things that would otherwise feel awkward. For example, in this segment the models will literally be coming off the runway and allowing the audience to closely examine the fabric and feel of the garments. It would be a bit awkward for Pastor Joe Smith to be standing there as his wife 'researches' her next swimwear purchase."
Scarborough is eager to demonstrate her versatility as a designer for "real" women. "I want all women to see they can feel beautiful and glamorous in my swimwear at the beach or the pool side, regardless of imperfections."
About Renee Scarborough and Two Coconuts Swimwear
Renee Scarborough is the Owner/Designer of Two Coconuts Swimwear. As a Florida native Renee spent countless days on the sunny shores of the Gulf of Mexico. With time, she began to notice flaws in swimwear designs and sought to create new designs with three main goals in mind - to look beautiful, fit perfectly, and stand out from the status quo. In 2006, Two Coconuts Swimwear was created. Scarborough has expanded and added dresses and resort wear to her collections that have been featured in numerous publications while receiving accolades on radio and television. With clients worldwide, including New Zealand , Europe and Latin America, her designs are celebrated by a diverse audience.
About Christian Fashion Week
The vision of Christian Fashion Week is to create the world's first series of fashion shows and events around the idea of fashion with a Christian worldview, considering Christian values such as modesty, boldness, and true style. We aim to create a viable forum for fashion designers and industry professionals to network and increase awareness of a values-based fashion industry that has always taken a back seat to the world's more risqué sense of style. Christian Fashion Week is a mission to stand for dignity on behalf of communities, families, and fashion consumers.