Mission Catwalk Season Two – Fashion Designer Reality Series
Mission Catwalk is an exciting reality TV series aimed at discovering and developing talented fashion designers. Season One showcased 15 designers in fierce competition for top prizes. This year, the series shortlisted 20 designers from across the Caribbean; including Barbados, Belize, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Jamaica. These 20 designers will meet a swift and ferocious first round of challenge in which 5 designers are eliminated in the first episode.
This TV series testes and nurtures the talents of the contestants through numerous challenges and exercises geared at identifying and honing a range of creative skills and abilities. Mission Catwalk is set in Kingston, Jamaica and each hour-long episode comprises of four segments: the challenge, the design production, the runway show, and the elimination of a designer. The series lasts thirteen weeks and culminates with three designers at a live showdown in Kingston. One designer will win the ultimate prize- to show their collection at London Fashion Week 2012.
The winner will receive the following prizes:
· An opportunity to show a collection at the London Fashion Week 2012.
· JMD$500K funding to start their clothing line courtesy of NCB.
· Industrial sewing equipment valued at JMD$200K courtesy of Singer Jamaica.
· A contract to sell their designs at SOHO Boutique.
· A six-page fashion editorial in Ocean Style Magazine.
· A scholarship to pursue fashion program at London College of Fashion
· A scholarship to study tailoring at Savile Row Academy in London.
Season two of Mission Catwalk will premiered on Tuesday March 27, 2012 at 8:30 PM on TVJ and is also scheduled to air across the Caribbean in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Guyana and Belize.
Designers: Shellane McFarlane , Gregory Williams, Janelle Forde (Barbados/Trinidad), Rebecca Stirm (Belize), Janel Jolly, Kerin Scott (Barbados), Crystal Powell, Maria King-Beadle, Shannon Kwong (Trinidad & Tobago), Kimbally Smith, Kesia Estwick (Barbados), Ryan Chan (Trinidad & Tobaago), Keshon Hawthorne, Ryan Berkeley (Guyana), Natalie Rochester. Designers without a country next to their name, represent host country Jamaica
Host/Exec Prod: Keneea Linton-George
Judges: Novia McDonald- Whyte Carlton Brown
Guest Judges: Sonia Noel-Guyana Fashion Week, Nadia Khan Actress, Barry-Moncrieffe -Designer, Marcellas James-Milliner, Lady Saw-Singer, Dr. Sharlene Jarrett-MOH,
Dexter Pottinger – Designer/Celebrity Stylist, Douglas Gordon – Ocean Style Magazine, Celia Levy-Designer, Thalia Lyn-Entrepreneur, Michele Coulton- SOHO Boutique, Meiling Esau-Designer, Claudia Pegus – Designer
Contestants: Kesia Estwick, Janelle Forde, Ryan Chan, Ryan Berkeley, Rebecca Stirm, Shannon
Kwong, Shellane McFarlane, Kerin Scott, Gregory Williams, Crystal Powell, Kimbally Smith, Janel Jolly, Keshon Hawthorne, Natalie Rochester, Maria King-Beadle
Core Team: Michael Cushnie Director/Editor
Gareth M Daley Director of Photography
Keneea Linton-George Executive Producer
Carolyn Bolt Producer