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Keys to the Kingdom

Lush Kingdom is a way of looking at the world using design through Caribbean eyes says its designer and founder James Hackett. The design house, based in Trinidad and Tobago, began as a fabric print house. The aesthetic was a “fusion of African geometry and Caribbean boldness”. “We design a whole new world for women and people who earn their leisure. We want to embrace accessibility, optimism, and fun by creating products that carry an air of easy sophistication that is comfortable, well-made and exemplifies the ideals of a stylish modern, practical, working woman,” Hackett says. The brand still designs fabric—you can find their patterns on the website Spoonflower—and has added clothing and accessories like sneakers, dresses, jackets, backpacks and trousers. They retail their fashion and accessories online at Redbubble, Rageon and ForU, and in pop-up shops in Trinidad. Asked where his brand will be in five years, Hackett confidently responds, “When you think prints from the Caribbean, Lush Kingdom should be the first name you think of!” Clothing and accessories by The Lush Kingdom. Photos courtesy: James Hackett/ The Lush Kingdom.   Model: Valene Craig MUA: Katrina Laydoo Assistants: Sarita Rampersad & Chad Lue Choy Assistant & Accesories: Ana

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