RYKII DE JUDE is an award-winning fashion and design brand based in Barbados. It was established and incorporated in 2005 with Rykardo de Jude functioning as lead designer and Managing Director. By 2012, the company took a decision to focus on men’s wear and ladies and gentlemen’s corporate wear/uniforms. In this same year, the brand PNEUANER (pronounced NEW ANER) was born. Dedicated to clothing men in regal attire, the PNUEANER brand utilises some of the best fabrics – including luxury fabrics – available. The signature fabric of this brand is the West Indian Sea Island cotton, which is designed in heaven, grown in Barbados and milled in Italy.
Rykii de Jude has showcased his brands at Dominicana Moda 2013 and 2012, Haiti Fashion Week 2012, Miami Fashion Week 2008, the Urban Music Awards in the UK in 2006 and Barbados Fashion Week 2005, where it was awarded the “Invincible Rising Star award”. He has also showcased at other events and has received numerous awards for his work.
In 2014, the brand debut at Plitz NY fashion Week and returned in 2015, bringing along another Barbadian designer and one female model.