These are just a few of the superlatives describing the work of the talented and dynamic fashion duo, Karl Williams & Marc Dermoth and their internationally renowned Uzuri International Designs brand. The designers blend the colourful, free-spirited lifestyle flavours of the Caribbean with the international appeal of high fashion, infusing their larger than life sensibility into every piece created under the Uzuri label.
They are famous for utilizing feathers, crystals, luxurious fabrics and sweeping hemlines, but have become infamous in their native Jamaica for sinfully sexy cuts, seductive silhouettes, and serious thigh-high slits, which their worldwide fans have just discovered and can’t seem to get enough of! Clients range from international film and music stars, politicians, socialite brides, to prom princesses, beauty queens, super models and just the girl or guy next door. The designers have recently been named by Pulse Limited, Master Designers and Global Beauties declared the evening gown they designed for Miss Jamaica World, Yendi Phillips, The Most Beautiful Evening Gown in all the international beauty pageants for 2007.
They also created history in 2008 when Miss World Chairman, Julia Morley invited them to the Miss World Coronation in South Africa as guest designers to outfit all 112 contestants in a special post opening musical segment, a first for any Caribbean based design house!
Uzuri’s exciting new resort line is entitled Jamaica Royale, a celebration of luxury island style, featuring a unique and surprising combination of the old-world charm & grandeur of the plantation gentry, with the free-spirited artisan allure of the peasant class, all with a fresh, breezy, whimsical modern-day a esthetic.