Last Bajan eliminated
MISSION CATWALK has chosen its three finalists for the showdown tonight and the last Bajan left standing has been sent packing.
Kerin Scott and Belizean Rebecca Stirm were sent home in a double elimination on Tuesday night. Left to sew another day are Ryan Chan from Trinidad and two Jamaicans, Crystal Powell and Gregory Williams.
I am not sure what the judges were looking for since Stirm, 19, has won four of the 11 challenges and has never been in the bottom. Williams won one challenge, was in the top six other times, was safe once and bottom twice. Chan won two challenges, the top four times, safe once and bottom four times. Powell won two challenges, top twice, safe seven times and was never in the bottom.
The challenge for Tuesday’s episode was to create a mini collection dubbed London 2012 for a “ashionista” travelling to London for the Olympics. The winning collection will be reproduced for the Soho boutiue in Kingston,?Jamaica. That was Chan’s collection: a shorts set, a black and white jumper and red cocktail dress with detailing on the back.
“I first thought about who I would design for, and who better than an athlete’s wife/girlfriend. I created three looks with three events in mind: the grand opening – something elegant; a day look – she has to go shopping; and of course something she would wear at the Olympic Games – an edgy, patriotic and fun outfit,” Chan explained.
Guest judge and Soho Boutique owner Michelle Coulton was duly impressed with his work, as were the regular judges: host Keneea Linton-George; Novia McDonald-Whyte, senior associate editor, lifestyle and social content, at the Jamaica Observer; and menswear designer Carlton Brown.
The five were scored out of ten for each of five categories:?application of the design to the set challenge; look and impact of the design on the catwalk; creativity/originality of the design presented; knowledge of fabric and technical design component; and execution and finish of the design presented.
This season of Mission Catwalk has seen some changes – it has expanded to include competitors from other Caribbean countries; last year the competitors were all Jamaicans.
Also, the winner will display his/her collection at London Fashion Week instead of Miami Fashion Week. The final showdown will be live tonight.
This season’s prizes include JAM$500 000 (BDS$10 950) funding to start a clothing line, courtesy of NCB; a six-page editorial spread in Ocean Style magazine; equipment valued at JAM$200 000 (BDS$4 380) courtesy of Singer; a contract to sell their designs at Soho Boutique; an opportunity to show a collection at London Fashion Week 2012; and a scholarship to pursue a fashion programme at the London College of Fashion.