There is a very old saying that states: if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. Well, someone at K2K Alliance told God their plans. And the comedy was not lost on Him that their Carnival 2012 presentation is called The Waters. When the TC Crew received our invite to attend the launch of K2K’s Monday, the concept of a roof top event sounded great. I mean, haute couture meets mas, sushi and a promise to rock our worlds? And it was at an open air locale overlooking the savannah? What could possibly go wrong? Oh right, rain. Lots, and lots of rain. And somewhere, God laughed.

When Shello, Tess and I pulled up at the Carlton-Savannah, the rain had already been pouring steadily for around 20 mins. As a result, the plans for the rooftop lime got shifted to the second floor bar area. This is where I have to give the hospitality staff credit. These people are friendly and courteous almost to a fault. They are also very quick thinkers. They were able to take what could have been a very messy situation, and kept it ticking over fairly smoothly until they were able to fashion a more suitable compromise. The sushi was tasty, and kept on coming even when they reasonably could have said “enough is enough”. That being said, the 2 hour wait had clearly taken its toll on crowd when the models finally began to appear at 11 o’clock.

Calling the Norman twins’ Monday Mas offering, ground-breaking, is to lean on the side of hyperbole. Then again, I have mentioned in the past that my fashion sense tends to be somewhat limited. (Hell, I loved a costume based on the shape of its wire bra, fer-crying-out-loud). With that in mind, The Waters Monday wear highlights more of the high fashion sensibilities that the twins already showcased with their pretty mas designs. Once again, you get the sense that the designs might just be more at home on a runway, than on the road. Have no doubts, however, this band will be a sight on the road, and a beautiful one at that.

I honestly believe that the somewhat muted response to the designs, were a result of a tired crowd, rather than a true reflection of people’s collective opinion. Kathy and Karen Norman have given us a concept that may just cause others to give a little more thought to Monday Mas. Now, if only we could get God to let us in on the joke, next time…

Triniyute is not an actual writer, though his love for life, liquor and liming is genuine. He sometimes maintains the blog Soul Reasonings, you know, when he’s not liming by the bar.


To view photos from the launch:

K2K Monday wear launch photos from Trinidad Carnival Diary


For more information:

K2K Alliance and Partners facebook fanpage