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Embracing originality with Chudney J

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie
ChudneyJackson, creator of Art of Originality Clothing (AOOC).
ChudneyJackson, creator of Art of Originality Clothing (AOOC).
ChudneyJackson, creator of Art of Originality Clothing (AOOC).
ChudneyJackson, creator of Art of Originality Clothing (AOOC).
ChudneyJackson, creator of Art of Originality Clothing (AOOC).
ChudneyJackson, creator of Art of Originality Clothing (AOOC).
ChudneyJackson, creator of Art of Originality Clothing (AOOC).
ChudneyJackson, creator of Art of Originality Clothing (AOOC).
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Chudney Jackson is a creative, free-minded artist, who always stood out with her original uniqueness ever since she was a young girl. Born and raised in a small town in Negril, Jamaica, her style and personality always grasped attention wherever she went. Mixing and matching pieces were her original sense of style, which was somewhat unusual for a girl of her age but that didn't matter to Jackson. She knew that she was something special, and her ability to be different was the norm for her and was done without giving it any thought. It was just who she was and still is.

Living in Negril, which is one of the main tourist attractions in Jamaica, always inspired her. "I was always drawn to the abnormal textures and designs around me, especially from the tourists who would visit from all over the world, and their outfits," she explained.

At the age of 13, she designed her first swimsuit and was very impressed with the way it came out, and from there on she never stopped designing. "This was the beginning of something special," stated Jackson.

 

Free-spirited, Energetic

 

Jackson's brand Art of Originality Clothing (AOOC) is committed to helping persons to live their best life while being authentic and transparent while doing so. "AOOC promotes the free-spirited, energetic, healthy living, vital, loving, wanderlust. that you are," she said.

Inspired by Mother Nature and what she has to offer from all around the globe, AOOC brings inspiration from parts of their travel journeys in all the designs. "We take the time and patience to handcraft each piece from the beginning to end. We believe that feeling great while creating these pieces assures that you feel even better when wearing our pieces," said the young entrepreneur.

Today, Jackson has created over three collections, with her last being June 2018, which was featured during Miami's Swim Week. Travelling the world, which she only dreamed of as a young girl, inspires all of her future and current collections. The world is a beautiful place, and she continues to share pieces of it through her amazing collections.

The collections boast several designs and styles that can be customised, and range from swimwear to luxury resort wear and customised jewellery for special occasions. "We guarantee that you will feel as free as you should be, while wearing our designs," expressed Jackson.

The tagline for AOOC is Be Free * Be Yourself * Original self. Visit @artfororiginalityclothing on Instagram to view their catalogue.

latara.boodie@gleanerjm.com