SJPP Team Off To New York Fashion Week

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The Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) has created history with one of its students being able to showcase her designs in New York.

Marvo White-Jessamy, a second year student of the Garment Technology department, has left the island to participate in the Plitz New York City Fashion Week, which will be held at the Hotel Pennsylvania, Manhattan this week.

She is accompanied by a small support delegation, including her instructor, Joy Prime.

Mrs. White-Jessamy was part of the SJPP team which exhibited designs at BMEX 2014 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, as part of their student fashion portfolio.

As a result of her high standard of work, she was chosen by the Curvey Revolution Modeling agency, a local agency, to showcase a collection at their August 2014 show.

This was held at Barbados Beach Club, Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church. Her outstanding designs saw her being selected to participate in another show at the Frank Collymore Hall in August 2014.

A representative for the NY Fashion Week attended that event with a view to choosing one designer and one model to participate in their 2015 International show. Based on her superb collection, Mrs. White-Jessamy was chosen to attend New York City Fashion Week.

The trip was made possible, for the SJPP team, thanks to the Barbados Investment Development Corporation, The Barbados Light & Power Company Ltd., Esso Oistins, Abeds, Michael Lowe, Caren Joseph, GM Communications, and other private sponsors.

joy-ann.gill@barbados.gov.bb

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