Another win for Belize on Mission Catwalk

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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AFTER an initial win on episode two and placing runner-up in the following episode, Belizean fashion designer Rebecca Stirm won episode four of second season of Mission Catwalk, with a design inspired by a selection from Cinderella Hats.


"When I saw the hats, I immediately knew which one I wanted to work with. The lady-like peach hat had caught my eye. In my original sketch for the piece, I had planned on doing a soft summer dress. After looking around a bit though, and reali"ing that everyone else was doing dresses, I chose to do a blouse and pants," Stirm notes.


"I had a specific idea of what I wanted the pants to look like, and knew that I wanted a stronger material with a lot of body and shape. When we got to the fabric store, I went through the upholstery material and found what I was looking for- both in texture and color palette. For the blouse, I had a set silhouette and cut, and knew that I wanted something detailed and feminine that would work well with the hat. I chose a peachy pink satin for the blouse and toned down the amount of that color in the look by layering a white lace over the satin of the blouse.


when editing the look, I added frilly detailing on the shoulder to give the blouse a soft designer edge, and made a white textured belt to pull the look together," she continues.


Since the hat was already a big accessory, she kept the styling very simple with a gold bracelet and necklace.


The safe designs came from Janel Jolly and Keshon Hawthorne of Jamaica, Janelle Forde who represents both Barbados and Trinidad, Ryan Chan of Trinidad, Barbados Kerin Scot and Kesia Estwick and Ryan Berkeley of Guyana


This week's top designers were from best to worst- Rebecca Strim of Belize, Crystal Powell of Jamaica (last week's winner) and Gregory Williams of Jamaica who has not yet won a challenge.


Judges were not impressed with the presentations by Natalie Rochester, Shellane McFarlane and Shannon Kowng of Trinidad


Shellane who had missed being sent home in episode two, where she landed in the bottom two, did not find luck this week as she was swiftly sent home by the judges.


Twelve more designers remain. Catch up with them on episode five where dancehall diva Lady Saw will judge their creations.


Mission Catwalk airs on Tuesdays at 8:30 pm on Television Jamaica, and at 9:30 pm on TV6 — Trinidad & Tobago.


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