Local and regional furniture and electrical giant, Courts, has announced that twenty designers have been selected to participate in the company’s second “Courts Fashionista Competition”. The event will be held on Friday August 28th, 2015 at Courts Chaussee from 3pm; everyone is invited to be a part of this amazing event.On July 31st, 2015, the company announced that as part of its primary promotion for the month of August, local amateur and professional designers would be given an opportunity to create designs that would depict a piece of furniture featured in the company’s Fashionable Furniture brochure.
Being in its second year, the call for designers was well received and the company accepted well over forty entries, all with beautiful and intricate designs and equal chances of capturing this year’s crown.
Due to the overwhelming number of entries received, the company decided that an increase in the number of finalists was necessary so as to promote the talents of the designers.
The finalists are Noelina St. Ange, Esther Charles, Kimberly Charlery, Kerrian Eugene, Perry Martial, Thelma Williams, Kelly Imbert, Jeremiah Mathurin, Dian Eudovic, Laurie Isaac, Kimberly Charlery, Christa Gustave, Solange Alfred, Miranda Gustave, Cheris Fitz, Joanne Ason, Krystal McVane, Jenel Knight, Shantell Jn Baptiste and Augustina Wilfred.
This year, the winner of the Courts Fashionista Competition will walk away with $2,500 in cash amongst other prizes. The 1st runner-up will walk away with $1,000 and the 2nd runner-up will receive $500. All participants will be given tokens of appreciation for their participation.
Courts, understanding the economic hardships being faced by a large number of St. Lucians, thought it necessary to provide the necessary financial assistance to all participants for the purpose of getting essential supplies needed to complete their designs. The participants will be judged on creativity, presentation, originality, similarity between sketch provided and actual design, craftsmanship, crowd response and biggest posse.
This year’s competition promises to be a bigger and better show! With more designers, more creative designs and more money up for grabs.