Jacob takes  Courts Fashionable Furniture title
September 8, 2015
Jacob takes Courts Fashionable Furniture title

His first appearance in a fashion show has earned Jamal Jacob the title of the Courts Fashionable Furniture Competition winner.

Jacob, who hails from Old Montrose, gained the judges nod over 11 other young designers in the furniture and appliance store’s second hosting of the competition, which allows the fashionistas to create clothing inspired by furniture in the Courts furniture catalogue.{{more}}

The winning piece, modelled by Jacob’s sister and last year’s winner Davilla Providence, was inspired by the Kayla five- piece dining room set.

The elated designer said that he was well pleased with his victory.

“I feel very great because this is my first time in a fashion show. I never entered into anything before, so this is a great feeling.

“I have been designing for three years now and usually designed my own clothes, so it was good to see that I did something for a female and was outstanding at it,” Jacob said.

The young designer thanked his family and friends for encourging him to enter the competition, and congratulated the other participants who also entered the event.

“It was a great show and it shows that we have a lot of talented designers here in St Vincent. I am glad that Courts has an event like this that gives us the opportunity to show what we can do,” Jacob added.

The young man won himself $2,500, along with a Courts voucher, and a voucher for a local fashion house.

He also gets the opportunity to have pieces showcased at the upcoming Fashion Caribbean show later this year.

Placing second in the competition and earning $1,000 was Shernicia Mayers, while Olicia Lynch placed third, winning $500.

All participants received the Courts and fashion house vouchers, as well as a certificate of participation. (JJ)