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Out of many… ONE

Angelie Martin-Spencer & Arlene Martin

Saturday, July 28, 2012    

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Jamaica's motto so perfectly describes us as a people. Black, White, Indian, Chinese, Syrian, Arab and many ethnic groups, make up our people like a tapestry that is beautifully woven of many different threads and blends. And as we celebrate our 50th year of Independence, we embrace and celebrate them all.

This week we use traditional fabrics from three of these nationalities — African, Indian and Chinese — in non-traditional styles, to demonstrate how you can Rock the Cloth and embrace your heritage in more ways than one. By using the print in a way other than it is traditionally used, you will have more wear from your print, while embracing your roots. We chose youthful styles for these beautiful Jamaican girls of different ethnicites, as traditional garb may not appeal or flatter the very young, so we show you ways to really Rock the Cloth.

AFRICAN: Sadida wears a high-waist, oversized shorts in an earth-tone African print. It is belted at the waist to play up the design and is paired with a yellow tank and black turban.

CHINESE: Rebecca also wears shorts, but in a black Chinese fabric. Her shorts is sleek and tailored. We pair the black with turquoise so it is bright and vibrant.

INDIAN: Alexandria wears a tunic made from a bright yellow Indian print. To make the silhouette younger we raised the hemline by belting the dress. A contrasting platform wedge adds a playful and youthful touch to the look.

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