Ever since she was a child, Coleen has been in love with fashion. Since both her mother and grandmother were dressmakers, Coleen grew up fascinated with the world of designing and dressmaking. As a young woman, she took a fashion course at a community college in Montego Bay, but for many years after that, her career plans were put on hold. For a while, fashion took a back seat to running a business and raising a family. However, two years ago Coleen dusted off her ambitions, her sketch book, and her sewing machine, and decided that it was finally time to pursue her passion and her dream.
Since then, Coleen has been slowly building up her collection. Her pieces have been appearing in fashion shows around the island and clients have been loving and lapping up her designs. While she sells many pieces here in Jamaica, she also has a growing overseas clientele who contact her regularly, requesting that she send them their favourites.
Although she currently caters mainly to individual clients, her long term goal is to produce a full line of clothing for boutiques and clothing stores around the globe. She currently has one assistant on staff whom she claims is an excellent seamstress, and she hopes for the opportunity to hire many more talented Jamaicans in the future.
Coleen’s creations are elegant and classy, yet comfortable to wear. She designs to flatter a woman’s figure, whatever its shape or size. Check them out for yourself on her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Designer-Coleen-Panton/313815448716219
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