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By Design - SO's PROPOSED FINALISTS

Sunday, September 10, 2017

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Oshane Hinds

We sat up and took note of fashion futurist designer Oshane Hinds at Saint International's Fashion Block event in May. Sending his rock-and-roll-meets-dancehall-inspired collection of PVC, grommets, boiler suits and sheer, shiny threads of reds, violets, and blacks down the catwalk, the young maverick left a mark of promise to be harnessed.

Kurt Campbell

Mission Catwalk Season Four champ Kurt Campbell took home the spoils of reality TV victory back in 2014, and the plum opportunity to showcase his eponymous collection in the international fashion capital of Milan. Campbell's unquestionable raw talent and commitment to romantic eveningwear gives reason to hope there is yet much left in his artistic engine.

Franz Christie

Selected as the Jamaican representative for the second edition of the Mister Supranational competition to be staged in Poland in December and possibly cop a triple whammy of the title, prize money and a modeling contract, Franz Christie continues the diversification of his burgeoning profile in the industry. This year, the mens- and womenswear designer has sent his breezy, tropical collections down the catwalks of not only this summer's CFW but also at the DC Fashion Week in North America. Could Paris be next?

YC Black

YC Black is a must-have label for The Rock's 'it girls', and little surprise, given the trendsetting frontwoman behind it, Jami Spence never strikes an off-note in her own wardrobe department. Her label's modus operandi is tempered with fun, flirty flourishes and YC's signature ruffled trim could easily be sported by Gabrielle Union on her next vacation in Lake Cuomo.

DONALD MIRANDER

It ain't too shabby of a calling card when The Rock's 'first lady' Juliet Holness is on speed dial and your loyal client to boot. Donald Mirander's vision board pays homage to the glam of Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera, and woos any socialite or lady who lunches worth their salt.

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