Summer Sizzle BVI, the Caribbean’s premier fashion and lifestyle event, takes over the British Virgin Islands. Now in its 9th year, this spectacular four-day escape remains unforgettable, attracting designers, models, fashion influencers, press, celebrities and visitors eager to experience the fashion shows, industry insider workshops, chartered sailing excursions, island tours, parties, sumptuous dining, and fabulous entertainment.
The highly anticipated Global Glamour Runway Show remains the highlight of the event showcasing both international and emerging regional fashion designers; While Summer Sizzle BVI 2017 heralds the launch of BVI Swim - a runway show devoted to resort and lifestyle swimwear, and accessories collections, followed appropriately by a poolside party.
In 2014 Taraji P. Henson, star of the incredible movie Hidden Figures, Golden Globe Award winner, queen of the FOX TV series Empire made her first appearance, and enjoyed the event so much that she returned to host it in 2015. She remains a strong supporter of the event.
In 2016 the event was hosted by Nigel Barker, best known as a prominent fashion photographer and author, as well as a fixture on the judge’s panel of ABC’s America's Next Top Model for seventeen seasons. Barker is already on board to host Summer Sizzle BVI 2017.
Cornelius Smith Jr., who plays Marcus Walker - Team Pope’s rookie gladiator on ABC’s Scandal also made an appearance in 2016.