Jan 05, 2016 News
Some are still in the valley of indecision as to what they will be doing to add to the grand plans to make
Guyana’s Independence anniversary most memorable. But two of our local designers are wasting no time.
Olympia Small-Sonoram and Neilson Nurse are ready and raring to make a most memorable splash but on separate stages.
Not wanting to let the cat out of the bag just yet, five-time reigning National costume designer of the year, Olympia Small-Sonaram, has “very big ideas in store for costume designing” which she says “will certainly complement the nation’s Golden Jubilee.”
She said, “I’m so excited about this; it’s crazy and more so, because it is historical in a new dispensation that caused a rush of ideas to envelope me.”
Given that this year it has been announced that all adult costumes and float parade has shifted to May, as a prelude to the adult creations she is cautiously optimistic about steeping into the realm of creating costumes for the Children’s float parade.
“I’ve never done creations of kids’ costumes but seeing that the senior parade has been shifted to later in the year I’m thinking hard about doing a kids band. However, for the adults I will be offering some explosive designs and I’m trying to prepare about three bands at once.” This, of course, is dependent on the demand from corporate Guyana.
Sonoram however directing comments to her fans and hopeful revelers said, “All those looking for excitement and a few days of fun, and those who want to be in the hottest costume need to be in my band.”
Meanwhile Neilson Nurse who has won best small band full costume designer for the Ministry of Education for the past three consecutive years is also sounding fair warning.
Nurse, 28, who also holds the title of Best Designer for the King of the road 2015 as well as Best Designer male individual 2015 for the Region Four Democratic Council has been designing costumes since age 13.
He said, “I have some great concepts to reflect our journey as an independent nation and while I’m awaiting for a show of interest from companies, I must note that I haven’t started designing for any one company as yet since most of them wait till crunch time. But I have started putting proposals and samples of what the finished piece would look like.”
Over the last few years, being young in the game, he said he has brought a new level to the costume arena with what he calls transformers, as was done in 2013.
“I created a king costume as a book with a page that turns and creates a popup book of the popular ghost of Clout Denuien Kirk and his white horse.
“That is still my favorite to date, and then my winning king for 2015 won the male individual prize last year also,” he said.
(By Mondale Smith)
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