Second Mission Catwalk Challenge Win for Bahamian Designer Elyett
By Tyrina Neely
May 30, 2013 - 11:22:53 PM
Theodore Elyett Wins Second Mission Catwalk Challenge – Bahamian Designer Theodore Elyett secures his second Mission Catwalk challenge victory with a hand painted ensemble that wowed the judges. Elyett is the first designer of Mission Catwalk season three to win two episodes and have two looks retail at Lee’s 5th Avenue in Kingston, Jamaica.
Nassau, Bahamas – For the second time in just seven episodes,
Bahamian designer Theodore Elyett has emerged the challenge winner on Mission
Catwalk, beating out seven other designers from around the Caribbean
to secure the win.
On episode seven, designers were challenged to transform 5 yards of white
cotton fabric within 8 hours by painting a motif that represents their
While the other designers by and large opted to construct dresses or skirts, Elyett
surmounted the competition by constructing a challenging tailored ensemble
consisting of a cap-sleeve blouse and cigarette pants.
The blouse featured a bold orange graduated collar and a hand painted,
florescent pink floral design paired with cigarette pants. The entire look was
hand painted to have an ombré effect - which Elyett commented reflects his
multifaceted personalty. The gradient colour palette bled from a hint of white
into a sand color at the bust, followed by taupe, caramel and then a woody
hazelnut hue at the hem of the pants.
“I chose to design a loose fitting blouse and slim fit cigarette pants to
interpret my easy going spirit, which still has an appreciation for structured
living, discipline and order,” stated Elyett.
Elyett’s win makes him the first designer in the competition to win two
challenges and have yet a second design offered for retail in Lee’s 5th Avenue
in Kingston Jamaica, which carries reproduced looks of each week’s winning
Given Mission Catwalk’s theme ‘Runway to Retail’, the judges commented that
Elyett’s design was immaculate, very well constructed and ready for retail
straight from the runway.
“It feels great to win another challenge,” stated Elyett. “I am the first
designer of the season to have a double win and it feels good to put The
Bahamas back on top again.”
Adding to his success on the show, Elyett has remained the ‘fan favourite’ for
six consecutive weeks.
The eleven-week series will culminate with a showdown between the top three
remaining designers all vying for the opportunity to show a collection at
London Fashion Week.
Tune in to Mission Catwalk Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.
on Cable Channel 12 or watch online via Youtube.com.
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