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The Collection MoDa rocked!

Published:Sunday | November 30, 2014 | 11:00 AM
A short fuchsia dress with print underlying ruffles - a chic piece by Kris Jackson at The Collection MoDA.
Fabulous ready-to-wear designs by Claudia Pegus.
A piece from André Rowe's menswear line inspired by the streets of Paris.
A gorgeous swimsuit and matching cover-up by Janel 'Jae' Jolly. This line did not disappoint at The Collection MoDA fashion show.
Franz Christie opened his collection with this piece, which is ready to wear from the runway.
Spokes' line had the women screaming as the models hit the runway.
Korto Momolu won everyone over with her textured couture designs.
Lubica's high-fashion all-black line.
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Randy Bowman and Jody-Anne Lawrence, Staff Reporters

Kerry-Ann Clarke of ManWomanHome and her team secured another notch in their fashion belt with the third instalment of The Collection MoDa fashion show held on Friday, November 21, in the ballroom of The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.

Experts and aficionados of the industry converged for the now calendar event on the fashion scene to see what up-and-coming designers had up their sleeves.

Opening the show was Kris Jackson - one of
four Heineken Inspire winners of 2013 - who had models strutting designs
fit for the modern woman. The line had a mixture of prints and solids,
and except for a few pieces, the collection would be great to wear right
off the runway.

For Claudia Pegus' line, each piece
made its own statement. The line ranged from culottes and cocktail
dresses to futuristic couture designs. The standout pieces were the
cocktail dresses - vintage with a modern twist.

André
Rowe was the first of the two menswear designers on the show. He
described his design as "looks from the streets of Paris with a flash of
the future", and the ready-to-wear garments were a breath of fresh
air.

INSPIRED BY LOVE FOR BIRDS

When
it came to swimsuits, Janel 'Jae' Jolly created a huge splash. Her
colourful designs were well done and very appealing. Every woman,
irrespective of body type, could find a piece that would be flattering
for her figure.

Jolly revealed that her design colour
palette and patterns were inspired by her love for
birds.

"I'm a big bird fanatic, so I decided to do
some research and I discovered some amazing and unusual species," she
said of her inspiration.

Franz Christie, owner of the
boutique Franzique, brought a tailored and confident vibe to the runway.

"My designs are usually daring but modest with lots
of flow and vibrant colours to complement our tropical vibe," he noted,
and that was proven on the runway. The exquisite pieces featured an
interesting combination of lace and leather showing Christie's
versatility.

A favourite among the women in
attendance, Spokes Apparel by Dexter Huxtable brought out sexy men in
very well-tailored suits. With a combination of creativity and classic
sophistication, these designs are for the very confident man as he
caters to men wanting something beyond the
ordinary.

Pairing vivid blights with bold textures and
prints was what Korto Momolu brought to the runway. Her pieces were
edgy and sophisticated, catering to women with curves as
well.

And finally, Slovakia-born designer Lubica
brought out the dark side in her line. Her all-black line featured vegan
leather, waterproof umbrella material, and vinyl. With an element of
mystery, the sexy designs appeal to women of style who are not afraid
of their bold side.

Photos by Winston
Sill/Freelance Photographer