1.Who is the designer behind the brand?
My Name is Tiffeny De Coteau, founder of De Coteau Designs. I am an Engineering student at UTT. I am studying Manufacturing and Design Engineering. I really do enjoy designing anything basically so that’s why I chose that field and to start my own business.
2. What’s an engineer doing in fashion?
I started De Coteau Designs without any official training I just bought a sewing machine a few years ago to sew clothing for myself. Eventually I gained confidence to sew for friends and tackle swimwear. I took some classes to learn pattern making and construction of swimsuits. I am still learning as everyday we learn something new.
3. Describe your products?
I do women’s wear including swimwear, Carnival Monday Wear and resort wear which are my main focuses right now.
4. What are your plans for the Carnival fashion scene?
This is my first year with the Monday Wear so I am still getting my name out there. I am designing swimwear for the carnival beach goers.
5. What are your plans for the future?
I have already started an Easter Collection and I am collaborating with a designer from Dominica too so stay tuned for that.
6. How can persons interested in your collection or wanting to collaborate contact you?
Anyone wishing to purchase can do so my DM on IG which is @ Decoteaudesigns or email email@example.com
A note from our editor:
Season’s Greetings All,
I hope you enjoyed this article on Carnival Monday Wear. I just wanted you to know that Monday Wear is relatively new to our fashion landscape. The beauty and functionality in design of Monday Wear is the added bonus that one does not have to wait for Carnival to wear it. These statement pieces are perfect at adding that pop to a simple outfit whether it be a maxi or mini skirt even a pair of skinny jeans, ‘jeggings’ or shorts. If you want they can also work as a dual function outfit. You can cover it up with a blazer for a more chic daytime affair and let loose without the jacket for your night time rendezvous! It’s a “win win” situation as you can buy one piece and use it over and over again with so many different pairing options! So shop now and buy these local pieces for the yourself and the fabulous ‘femmes’ who would love the gift of fashion this Christmas!!!
Let’s Go Trinidad and Tobago