Mission Completed: Kurt Campbell Rules The Catwalk

After nine televised documented episodes of fashion triumphant and failures, Jamaican Kurt Campbell proves that he rules the catwalk for season 4. Campbell emerged victorious on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Devon House fashion finale with his collection “St. Victorian”.

He was awarded with prizes which included an opportunity to Jamaicandivas-imageshowcase a collection at the Milan Fashion Week, courtesy of Campari; $500,000 funding to start a clothing line from National Commercial Bank; industrial sewing equipment valued at $200,000 from Singer Jamaica; a fashion editorial in Jamaque Pariadis magazine; a scholarship to pursue the fashion program at the University of Technology; internship with a regional design house; and a Samsung Galaxy Tablet courtesy of Digicel and Samsung.

However, Campbell was not the front runner throughout the season. It was Barbadian Carla Kittens who walked away with second place, with Guyanese Andy Cummings coming in third.

“My collection celebrated the Victorian age, which was a royal, regal and glorious era. Therefore, “St Victorian” is a collection that adds a modern twist to the period. I wanted to emphasize the fact that fashion is cyclical. My design aesthetic is to create classic vintage looks with a modern twist” Campbell told the Jamaican Observer.

His collection showcased a palette of royal blue, orange and beige. The fabrics used included peau-de-soie, lace, and pure cotton Ottoman faille, beige chintz, and chenille. He enhanced the collection with hand-sewn beading of bamboo on various silhouettes and accessorized with the use of handbags created from bamboo and adorned with magnificent vintage hats.

“I consider myself a designer who is not afraid to take risks in terms of fabrics, colors, silhouettes, and accessories to manifest my ideas. I have been influenced in my design aesthetic by Alexander McQueen, Coco Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, and Roberto Cavalli”.

Congratulations Kurt, we look forward to a spectacular showing in Milan.

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