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Fun, food and fashion at MoBay Community College

Thursday, April 28, 2016    

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MONTEGO BAY, St JamesFour designers, over 100 pieces and 50 models graced the runway with designs that left the audience in awe last Thursday, as the Montego Bay Community College staged its annual fashion show and dance.

Applause and ovations resounded for the creativity on display, spearheaded by the vision and guidance of Ann-Marie Burgess Brown and Stephanie Taylor, both lecturers in the clothing and fashion designing division at the Montego Bay Community College.

During the show, the patrons – numbering about 250 – were eager to see the next design as they marvelled about the last.


Each designer presented more than 20 pieces, spanning swimwear, elegant and casual wear under the themes: Shades of Blue, Chajuan, N V Designs and Coral Realm, which were the brands used by designers Nordeen Haughton, Mekesshia Simms, Cassandra Blake and Havagaye Heath for their awesome and jaw-dropping pieces.

Models and designers were in unison, rocking awesome shades of blue, black, white and coral, impressing the team of judges comprising Sandra Kennedy, well-known designer and entrepreneur; Ann-Marie Robinson-Chin of Koko Beenz Designs, and the acclaimed Pablo Palair of Pablo Palair Fashions.

The food was a great accompaniment to the main attraction, as patrons were treated to a delectable two-course meal prepared by the lecturers and students of the Hospitality and Creative Studies faculty.

“What was created and witnessed is testament of the strength of the Associate Degree in Clothing and Fashion Design programme at the Montego Bay Community College. Many students have done the programme and have gone on to expand their skills and create fashion for public consumption,” said Casana Spence, the associate dean, workforce development and continuing education division at the college.

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