Ka-Ju students wow with final gowns
Ka-Ju Dressmaking and Fashion Designing Institute staged its annual graduation ceremony at Maes Entertainment Centre on Ken Hill Drive, Pembroke Hall, on Sunday, December 14, 2014. The event was followed by a red-carpet-style fashion show highlighting designs by the graduates, present and past students.
The institute was established more than 20 years ago, after Kelly Abrahams, principal of Ka-Ju, recognised a growing need among youth. There were no institutions in Jamaica teaching freehand cutting in the field of dressmaking and fashion designing. Thus, she embarked on a programme that would allow students to become accomplished dressmakers.
Today, the organisation offers courses in drapery, quilting, soft upholstery, blinds and shades, interior dÃ©cor, fabric painting, lingerie, and floral arrangements and, so far, more than 21,000 students have benefited from the programme.
Ka-Ju Dressmaking and Fashion Designing Institute has maintained a tradition of excellence for more than 20 years and is proud to have assisted persons who are now successful owners of boutiques both locally and overseas.