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Mission Catwalk all-star season five

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman
Models strutted thier stuff after the formalities. The wore (from left) Ryan Chan, Carla Gittens, Carla Gittens, Alexis Campbell, Shenna Carby, Alexis Campbell.
Four of the competing 12 contestants for this season's Mission Catwalk top prize (from left) are Andre Shirley, Shenna Carby, Ayanna Dixon and Renardo Lloyd. Behind them is Keneea Linton-George.
Keneea Linton-George (left), fashion designer and TV producer shares the spotlight with Sophia Bernard-Fairman, marketing manager, Fortified Wines & Liqueurs - J Wray & Nephew.
All-star title hopeful Ayanna Dixon gets close to Pulse's general manager and fashion director Romae Gordon for a photo op.
Sydia Valentine epitomises high fashion and glamour in Ryan Chan.

The business of fashion is a serious one and the team of Mission Catwalk understands that very well as was evident at the launch on Monday @twentythree.

Now in it's fifth season, to top the last season, they decided to bring together some of the best past contestants for an all-stars edition.

Premiering on Saturday, September 26 at 8:30 p.m. on TVJ, the reality series will feature 12 of the most talented and memorable contestants (Alexis Campbell - Barbados, AndrÈ Shirley - Jamaica, Ayanna Dixon - Jamaica, Carl Swaby - Jamaica, Carla Gittens - Barbados, David Rolle - The Bahamas, Kesia Estwick - Barbados, Machel Sandy - Trinidad & Tobago, Rebecca Stirm - Belize, Renardo Lloyd - Jamaica, Ryan Chan - Trinidad & Tobago, Shenna Carby - Jamaica). They will be competing for a $5-million prize package.

This year, in addition to the $1,000,000 cash prize to manufacture a line courtesy of National Commercial Bank, a spot at the New York Retail Trade Show courtesy of CAMPARI, and a scholarship to pursue fashion or marketing at the University of Technology are among the fabulous benefits the winner will enjoy.

But the journey to the All-Star title will not be a lonely one, international retail expert Mercedes Gonzalez has joined the Mission Catwalk team as mentor. President of Global Purchasing Companies, Gonzales has been a buyer in the garment industry since 1988 with hands-on experience in every facet of the industry, from manufacturing to marketing to sharing with the emerging designers.