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SJPP designer at New York Fashion Week

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 Plitzs New York City Fashion Week at the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan this week. She is accompanied by a small support delegation, including her instructor Joy Prime.


White-Jessamy was a member of the SJPP team that exhibited designs at BMEX 2014 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, as part of its student fashion portfolio.

As a result of her high standard of work, she was chosen by the local Curvey Revolution Modelling Agency to showcase a collection at its 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 Frank Collymore Hall in August, 2014.

A representative of New York Fashion Week attended that event with a view to choosing one designer and one model to participate in the American 2015 international show. Based on her superb collection, White-Jessamy was chosen.

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

Source: (BGIS)

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