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Ka-Ju students wow with final gowns

Published:Monday | January 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM

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 décor, 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.