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Janel Jolly on a fashion journey

Published:Monday | May 23, 2011
Janel Jolly with Pulse supermodel Jaunel McKenzie during the curtain call at CFW 2010. - Contributed

Janel Jolly is one of the brightest young stars to come out of the 2010 CFW. She made her debut as a professional fashion designer last year with her Enchanted Garden line.

Ever since, Janel has been thrilling fashion aficionados with her charming and sexy pieces.

Jolly is a past student of the Edna Manley School of the Visual and Performing Arts where she studied fashion design. She also did additional courses in photography. She notes, "Photography captures moments that can last a lifetime, especially on the subjects of nature and people, which in turn give me inspiration for my designs and collections."

Janel's current 'Samburu' collection reflects her spiritual journey through Africa. The designs merge various African cultures and styles. The pieces shine with vibrant orange, purple and blue, in varying degrees of intensity. Intricate detailing of the jewellery worn by the African people is also a source of inspiration for Janel.

The designer's technical prowess in terms of garment construction, attention to detail and the choice of fine fabrics make every woman wearing her creations look amazing. Simply put, Janel's clothing is refreshing, young, cool and sexy and, most important, allows the wearer's personality to shine through.

In 2010, Janel dressed beauty queen Yendi Phillips for various local and international appearances.

Fashion followers can get to see Janel Jolly 'Samburu' line at CFW 2011 alongside Parisian Milkaya Laijah, Italian nouveau Milica Pesic and the established Caribbean and International favourites Meiling (Trinidad), Barry Moncrieffe (Jamaica), Claudia Pegus (Trinidad) among others.