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Style Me SEXY

Monday, November 07, 2011    

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As swimwear designer Jehan Jackson paused to contemplate a Pulse model wearing a bikini from her Vain Glory debut collection, the designer told All Woman, “My swimwear is for the confident, freespirited, bold woman.” Jackson, a textile design student at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (due to graduate any day now), said she was inspired to create a swimwear collection following her final-year show at the arts college. Jackson's show incorporated an Elizabethan theme and was a combination of two stages of life — infancy and childhood. Jackson, who handprinted and designed all the pieces herself, said, “While I studied textiles, I'm still trying to hone my craft and see how far I can go in fashion designing.”

On the up-and-coming designer's agenda is furthering her studies. “I want to do a Master’s in Fashion in either London or New York,” she shared. Of her Vain Glory swimsuit line, Jackson noted that she wanted a distinct feminine look and bright colours, hence the use of hot pink, peach, mustard yellow, purple, lilac and gold in the design line.

With Pulse’s newly crowned modelling stars raring to go on set at the picturesque Villa Ronai, AW features pieces from Jackson’s swimwear line, as well as beach-ready ensembles from The Mushroom and sharp looks for the style-conscious gent from Spokes Apparel.

MODEL CITIZENS

Ameala Kirlew

2011 Petite Jamaica Fashion Model winner

Age: 21

Favourite Designer: Vera Wang

Why? “Her clothes are fashionable and she always make celebrities look amazing when they wear her designs.”

Favourite Model: Tyra Banks — “She's a strong and beautiful woman.”

Favourite Clothing: Short shorts — “They make me look taller.”

Jessica Myers

2011 Full Figure Jamaica Fashion Model winner

Age: 26

Favourite Designer: Mutamba

Why? “It's me…I love the Afro-centric designs.”

Favourite Clothing: “A pair of low-rider jeans I had.”

Fiona Davis

2011 Jamaica Fashion Model winner

Age: 18

Favourite Designer: Biggy

Why? “He's edgy and high-fashion.”

Favourite Model: Tyra Banks — “She builds confidence within people.”

Adam Fernandez

2011 Male Face of Jamaica winner

Age: 20

Favourite Designer: Calvin Klein

Why? “His clothes are trendy and modern.”

Favourite Model: Lincoln Wynter

Shot on location at Villa Ronai.

Make-Up: Krystle Karee

Telephone:422-1013 Email: krystlekaree@gmail.com

Hair: RisAnn

Swimwear and accessories: Vain Glory by Jehan Jackson

Telephone: 412-9737 Email: vainglory.studio@gmail.com

Jessica’s swimwear: The Mushroom

26 Oxford Terrace Kingston 5

Telephone: 926-5581 Email: mushroomswimwear@yahoo.com

Adam's clothing provided by Spokes Apparel

96 Hope Road Kingston 6

Email: spokes_apparel@yahoo.com Telephone: 927-7243

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