Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine April 2017 | Page 243

Summer Crew’s Designers We work with designers from many different countries, some of whom are linked with other carnivals - Trinidad, the US, Canada, the UK, Barbados to name a few. However, we are proud to have Grenadian designers working with us as well, including a student from St. George's University. It is a pleasure to see young people getting involved in the art form/culture. Our team would usually decide on a theme and the designers would draw inspiration from it for their designs. One of the good things with working with so many designers is that each designer interprets the theme differently. So the designs vary. Some of them look to the future of mas’, some from our African heritage, some in the "wearability" of the costume. So while we have a theme, it's often expressed in many ways.