November 25, 2009 - Millhouse Clothing, the Caribbean’s premier menswear label, will unveil ‘Tee Marie’ the Spring/Summer 2010 Resort collection at ‘An Entrepreneurial Symposium Style T& T’ hosted by Senator The Honourable Hazel Manning, for the spouses of the 52 common wealth dignitaries, attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on Saturday November 28, 2009, at the Diplomatic Centre, St. Ann’s at 10:30am. The symposium is a part of CHOGM’s spouses’ programme.

The ‘Tee Marie’ collection was inspired by the indigenous flora of Trinidad and Tobago. Tee Marie is a wild vine that sprouts a small lavender flower.  It is a popular, unassuming, unruly but most beloved plant in the Caribbean, which folds shut when touched.

“We chose Tee Marie as we wanted to go green, create a more natural, eco friendly and inexpensive collection. We also wanted to add a little texture to our design repertoire,” said designer, Coline Mills.

Tee Marie collection has texture, with natural fibres of cotton linen. White, which is the staple of the summer season, is the predominant colour in the collection. Hand paintings, lavender stencilled designs of the plant, brown and lime greens are captured in the detail of the garments. The look is more relaxed. A more engineered cut, was used for the trousers, with splices of fabric at the side seams or folded onto itself, cut at the ankles, with rounded hemline in some instances. The blazers are tapered and clean, shirts are stencilled or hand painted and given a unique fresh look.  For the first time the brand has introduced a limited edition of comfortable canvassed sneakers to complete the look.

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), first held in 1971, is a biennial summit meeting of the heads of government from all Commonwealth nations. Every two years the meeting is held in a different member state, and is chaired by that nation's respective Prime Minister or President. 

About Millhouse Clothing
Millhouse Clothing founded in 1997 by menswear designers Gregory Mills and wife Coline Baptiste-Mills is Trinidad and Tobago’s foremost men’s fashion design company, with both local and regional recognition.   At present their fashion line is retailed in Trinidad and Tobago only. However, their clients include residents of North America and several European countries.