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Local designer to debut clothing line in USA

-Darryll P. Bess raring for the 'big break'
VI Fashion designer Darryll P. Bess is to make his debut appearance on the International stages soon. Photo: Provided
A piece of Darryll's Summer Sizzle Bayroc Clothing. Photo: provided
A piece of Darryll's Summer Sizzle Bayroc Clothing. Photo: provided
Another piece from the Summer Sizzle Bayroc clothing line of Darryll P. Bess. Photo: provided
Another piece from the Summer Sizzle Bayroc clothing line of Darryll P. Bess. Photo: provided
Darryll's taste for Caribbean flavour is very unique and can be found in his fashion line BayRoc Clothing. Photo: provided
Darryll's taste for Caribbean flavour is very unique and can be found in his fashion line BayRoc Clothing. Photo: provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Very soon a young son of the soil of the Virgin Islands will be taking his fashion designs to the stages of Miami, USA as the lone designer representing the Territory.

Darryll P. Bess a is known mainly around the VI as one of the few young men in the business of fashion designing and has a passion and unique flare he puts into his work. It is not surprising that he has been invited to represent the VI on the international scene as his work certainly stands out.

Courtesy of an invitation from the US based Caribbean Fashion Style (CFS), Bess will be heading off to Miami this May to showcase the VI with his line of clothing under the brand BayRoc Clothing.

In an exclusive interview with Virgin Islands News Online, Mr Bess said his choice of clothing for the Miami/Caribbean Fashion Show will be all white as he intends “to make the designs stand out more.” He said that being invited to the international stage is a big break for him as it has always been his dreams to venture beyond the borders of the Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean.

“This is a great opportunity for me and I was really very delighted when I got the call about participating in the USA.” He said his colleague Kristen Frazer was also invited but will not be attending because of a prior set commitment for another fashion show.

The Caribbean Fashion Show in Miami features designers from almost all the Caribbean countries and is usually a major annual event in the USA. It has been credited for giving Caribbean designers a major break on the international scene.

In the meantime, as he has his heart set on hitting the international stages, Mr Bess' designs have been hitting the international markets having recently created an online marketing drive, www.bayrocclothing.com. “Since I opened up the site sales have been very good and when I return from Miami I will be working at having my pieces in the UMI showcase for sale," Mr Bess stated.

It has always been his big dream to participate in the largest fashion show in the Caribbean, “Fashion Week” which is held annually in Jamaica. “I have always wanted to take my creations to that show so I reached out to them and was very happy when I got the green light,” said Bess. His choice of design for the Jamaica leg will more feature the colours of the summer, including light pink, blue, green and yellow.

“It’s something I had wanted to do since August last year (2012) and I started making a move towards it in November (2012).” He said participating in the two countries means, “More buyers, getting my clothing line out there and just more exposure.”

Despite having a regular day job, Mr Bess still finds the time to exercise his passion for fashion design. “If you love something from the heart you will always find the time to do it.”

Bess revealed that he is being supported by the Government of the Virgin Islands as he prepares to head off to Miami in May 2013.

28 Responses to “Local designer to debut clothing line in USA”

  • Artist (20/03/2013, 14:38) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bayroc gone clearrrr...this is a big move family make the VI Proud...Bayroc the new miskeen
    • mary j (20/03/2013, 16:22) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      as an Outsider looking In Darryll you are on the high way to sucess.
  • DarkVader (20/03/2013, 14:48) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am sooo proud of you Daryl..You dare to be different and that's what I love about you
  • zoe (20/03/2013, 15:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    this is good news for the bvi
    • george w. touch (20/03/2013, 16:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      GREAT, GREAT IS THE WORK OF THIS YOUNG MAN AND HE SHALL PREVAIL!!
  • REPVI.com (20/03/2013, 16:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    BayRoc 2 THE WORLD!
  • bay yute (20/03/2013, 16:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Long live the talents of our people...big up my yute
  • VI Youth (20/03/2013, 16:10) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    So proud!! You are an awesome role model to all. Keep up the good work you're representing not only CGB but the B.V.I.
  • WOw Wow (20/03/2013, 16:57) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Extremely proud!! You stay humble with all this talent. Don't even have words to describe my pride. All I can say is when I see your clothing line on the runway, I will proudly say my nephew did those. Take the lead!!
  • Go Daryl (20/03/2013, 17:04) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Daryl, congrats and do your thing. Your passion will open doors for you. Keep God at the forefront of your life and he will give you the desires of your heart.
  • M**ch (20/03/2013, 17:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I think I need to get #40 before I can't afford to pay for anymore shirts. MIGHTY DB!
  • Proud (20/03/2013, 18:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats Darryl! Big things a go on!!!
  • October man (20/03/2013, 19:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr. Bess Remember lots of red, white and blue
  • with god all things are possible (20/03/2013, 19:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Count your Blessings,
  • The DJ display (20/03/2013, 20:58) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bay Roc to da world I've been saying this man is full of talent . Keep up the works...
  • sad (20/03/2013, 21:02) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Please bring back decency to clothing for women and young girls/teenagers. So many females dress as if they are advertising for prostitution.
  • links (20/03/2013, 21:21) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Congrats meh boy!! You might want to consider a partnership with Creative Arts, they make some nice wear as well. Glad to see the locals mashing it up locally and abroad, BOOM!!
  • cgb (20/03/2013, 21:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thas wassup
  • sagging pants (21/03/2013, 07:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    please get the boys to Pull up their pants
  • Rotaract (21/03/2013, 08:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Definetly a STAR!! Congratulations!! This is just the beginning!!
  • Sucess (21/03/2013, 09:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congraulations to you Darryll. I know that your mother Lydia Cline must be proud of you. I have known you since a small child and you have always been focused. You went away to school, came back home and I am extremely proud of your god given talent.
    Keep God at the center of all you do and please do not lose focus.
  • Tell UM (21/03/2013, 09:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The majority of the posts on this subject speaks for the sensible BVI commentors.
  • Make BVI Proud (21/03/2013, 09:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is good. But who is this youny man. Say what you want about Vino but they really bring our young people to light. How can we get him more in the spotlight. I hope the powers to be are taking note and assisting him in this venture. It must be expensive to embark on such a venture.
    • CBG for Lyfe (21/03/2013, 15:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Make BVI Proud!!!! His parents are from Cane Garden Bay, the nephew of Bishop Cline.
  • cgb (21/03/2013, 15:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    God bless you , young man saw you grew up and I always knew there was something special bout you, Congrats is always in order Lydia you did fine Job as a single parent, God bless you both
  • pressure (22/03/2013, 19:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    thats my home boy.continue to make the bvi proud with your talent ,and continue to stay focuss.i know that your mom is real proud of you as well as the rest of the family.in all things ,please don't ever forget to give thanks the the the father.again ,stay focussed and may God continue to bless you greatly


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