SJPP fashions hit runway
Second-year garment technology students of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic got a chance to show off all they have learnt so far before colleagues and relatives in the main hall at the Wildey institution on Wednesday.
And those present were not disappointed as the students offered up a variety of colourful creations, ranging from business, formal and casual to swimwear. For the business attire segment, there were pants and skirt suits, dresses and waistcoats.
Formal wear featured satin dresses and wedding-inspired gowns.
Instructor in the garment technology programme and coordinator of the exhibition, Lisa Holder, said the quality of work had been improving and the students wanted to showcase it.
She said while in the first year they learnt the basics, in year two they worked with more difficult fabric like that used for swimsuits and more complicated styles.
Fellow instructor Joy Prime said some of the students featured were competitors in the WorldSkills Barbados competition. She added that competition gave the students the opportunity to speak to people about their work because if they wanted to get into entrepreneurial ventures, it was not enough to make things, but they had to be able to present their work professionally and speak to customers.
Holder said the exhibition was conceptualised for the garment technology students, but was extended to the entire human ecology department which offers programmes in cosmetology, design for beauty care professionals, aesthetics, nursing auxiliary, home economics and food catering.
On Tuesday the design for beauty care students conducted an end-of-year project entitled Historical Caribbean Hairstyles And Make-up. (LK)