Category: Arts:Visual Arts

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Episode 15: Faith and Fashion with Designer Rochelle Minors

November 3, 2020

This Episode is sponsored by The Caribbean Artist showcase Grant with The American Friends of Jamaica and Fresh Milk Barbados Partnership!

 

Rochelle Minors is a Bermudian designer. She has been Designing since the age of 7 with paper dolls. She Started sewing lessons at 10 years old. And subsequently Went to Bermuda College and studied Art and Design in 2009. After graduating, she  Moved to London in 2010  to pursue Fashion. From there she Received BA in Hons with Distinction in Fashion Design. During her time in University she Worked for designers such as Lulu Liu, Mother of Pearl, Zandra Rhodes, and Net-a-porter.

 

She launched  Rochelle Nicole, her fashion label  in 2014 after graduation. Her collection was  Featured at Graduate Fashion Week in London and Bermuda Fashion Festival. The Windows Collection was featured in Nylon Magazine Online, Essence Magazine Online and press  in Bermuda. She continued developing her line in the uk for 4 years and then returned to Bermuda in 2018. It was this move that inspired her Relaunch of Rochelle Nicole.

 

Her brand debuted the Swirl Collection at Bermuda Fashion Festival Local Designer Show. She wont top prize and was able to  showcase her collection at New York Fashion Week (FGNY).

She continued with this trajectory and was Featured in RG Magazine and on the Cover of West Jet Magazine. In 2019 she also secured Store Collaborations with Orange Bay.

 

This year in 2020 , she Won Best of Bermuda Award - in the Local Clothing Designer Category. The corona virus pandemic called for the designing of masks. So she answered the call and created a line of masks She Partnered with Brown and Co., and they carry her masks as merchandise on island.  Rochelle is committed and dedicated to her purpose in fashion. With faith she has been able to manifest abundance and continues to create. 

She is Currently in progress of creating her SS21 Collection. 

 

If you would like to connect with Rochelle, You can find her online at www.Rochellenicole.co.uk