Fashion in dancehall is creative and bold and that is what VenPosh Collections delivered on Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall on Saturday February 20. A jaw dropping fashion segment along with some captivating performances marked the staging of the first live show. The popular reality TV talent show aired on Saturday 9:30pm on TVJ and opened with a fierce fashion show featuring “VenPosh Collections Envious Curves Shapewear.”
“It is different. It has never been done before, so while it may look like it is lingerie, it is really shape wear; but we are doing it with a touch of sexiness,” explained designer Venice Anderson, adding that the show’s host, “Curvy Diva” Yanique wears her garments.
“It was a suggestion by friends. But I also saw the show and the sexiness that the show comes with and I believe that my stuff would go well with it,” she said, touting the uniqueness of the garments. The range of up-cycled and “up-sexied” shape wear includes enhancements for men and women.
The fashion show was made even louder thanks to the choreography of Natalie Parboosingh, producer of Magnum Kings and Queen’s of the Dancehall, who utilized a very sexy, edgy S&M Theme which had the audience clamoring to the front of the stage.
“The theme was really inspired by the designs. We wanted to go for something fresh and edgy but sexy and thrilling and I think it was well received by the audience. The visual presentation was also very dynamic in terms of its value to the live show which made the overall presentation of the first show in the new season a huge hit.”
Parboosingh is expecting even more exciting routines for the upcoming shows in the Magnum Kings and Queens of the Dancehall Live Shows Series, “We will be having creative, fresh fun, sexy and very dynamic visual presentations moving forward as we want that segment to be as loud as possible.”
The collection included a wide range of shape wear pieces, including full-body pieces, waist trainers, as well as male enhancements such as vests. Anderson says that her products are effective in maintaining shape after reconstructive surgery and is also helpful to correct posture of people who suffer from scoliosis.
Anderson, who admits that she is not a designer by profession, was pleased with the crowd’s reaction to her products. At the end of the season, the best designer’s collection will win a cash prize of $150,000.
14 contestants of Castle Red comprising of seven princes and seven princesses took to the stage in a bid to wow audiences and secure votes that will keep them in the competition. Outstanding performances came from princesses Shaniel Muir who gave a stirring performance with beautiful vocals and Mizza Bling who lit up the stage with loud energy and a no nonsense manner that got Ms. Kitty dancing. The princes were not to be outdone with D’Agent, Jemineye, Accid and Skillarchy energizing the crowd. It was however Shemdon who lit up D’entrance with his loud performance of his original song Strike and Pass that connected with the audience and sent them into frenzy.
Next week 14 additional contestants from Castle Blue will showcase their talent on the live show as the aim to win the Magnum title and $1 Million dollars. The show continues to grow and remains the #1 watched show in Jamaica. Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall airs on Saturdays at 9:30pm on TVJ with repeat shows on Tuesdays at 11:30pm and Thursdays at 11:00pm.