OUR STORY

The Collection MoDA was founded by Kerry Ann Clarke in 2011. The owner of a lifestyle concept store KERRY manwomanhome in Kingston Jamaica, Kerry always fostered a love for unique products made by artisans. In 1993, Clarke moved to Paris to study Fashion Marketing at Parsons School of Design. During her six year stint there, one of her favorite pasttimes was to visit the many markets in different arrondissements, where she caught herself always searching for unique things whether clothing, jewelry or art. 

 

She returned to Jamaica in 1998, and in 2003, opened her boutique (@KERRYmwh). She started working with designers and artisans to create collections available exclusively there; and as the cadre of designers and artisans grew, MoDA was born. 

“There is so much talent in this country, but not enough opportunities for these persons to grow and turn their passion into a sustainable business. I truly believe if you do what you are passionate about, your life will be more fulfilling.” 

 

The Collection MoDA series of events was conceptualized in 2011. It started with MoDA Runway, and was a huge success! 

Clarke always knew that the Runway show was not enough, and was in search of the perfect partner to grow the MoDA series. In 2014, she met her partner, Aiesha Panton, who she fondly calls her work wife. These two ladies have worked tirelessly to create the Caribbeans number one creative platform, welcoming vendors from neighboring islands as well as wholesale buyers over the four day series of events. 

 

2019 will be one of the biggest years for the Collection MoDA , as the company launches MoDA Market West in Montego Bay, and targets the diaspora to visit Jamaica for a weekend of fashion and lifestyle events for the series in Kingston! 

 

 

Aiesha Panton, our Curator, bid adieu to her plans of a corporate career in Accounting after a series of serendipitous experiences led her to the realization that life’s moments, for her, would be better spent chasing and creating beautiful things and experiences.

 

She started, Pussbackfoot, an event design boutique in Jamaica, a decade ago, and since then has done just what she set out to do; create exquisite affairs, all the while, celebrating Caribbean makers and artisans along the way. It was at one such endeavour, Conversation Piece, an annual curated pop-up showcasing the best local talent, where she met Kerry-Ann. Since then they have joined forces to develop The Collection MoDA to what it is today.

 

Aiesha remains committed to and passionate about playing her part in developing an economy which emboldens creative talent and fosters sustainable creative businesses.

 

MEET THE TEAM

STEPHANIE

Executive Assistant

 

HOW DO YOU GET YOUR GLOW ON?

"Self Care Sundays" are my fave. I normally start off by pampering myself, which leaves me feeling like a brand new person, and end it on the beach or by the pool because nothing makes me glow more than relaxing by a body of water and laughing until my belly hurts with my friends.

WHO ARE YOUR GLOW INSPIRATIONS?

Kerry of course, and Pussbackfoot...the entire MoDA Team to be honest, past and present It really has been very inspirational to see a team of hardworking and talented boss babes kicking ass and being nothing but amazing in everything they do.

WHAT'S YOUR GO-TO GLOW REGIME?

I make a coffee scrub consisting of my skin's favourite natural products and if you know me you know I'm 100% a She Butter babyyy...I swear by it...literally my go-to moisturiser!

WHAT'S THE ONE PIECE OF CLOTHING THAT MAKES YOU GLOW?

Choosing just one piece would be way too hard...I glow no matter what I'm in!

FRANCENE

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HOW DO YOU GET YOUR GLOW ON?

I'm not a morning person, so to get up and glow is a process! The trick for me is to rise before the chaos begins. Striating the day off right with my morning coffee and meditation ensures I avoid any unnecessary drama or hot mess express situations!

WHO ARE YOUR GLOW INSPIRATIONS?

My grandma and my mother - always! Curently through, I'm getting my energy and glow-spiration from Elaine Weleroth and Ellen La,b who both inspire my soul to glow.

WHAT'S YOUR GO-TO GLOW REGIME?

Beauty regimen? I wish I had one! What I make sure to do though is always, always, remove my make-up no matter how tired I am. I also try to drink lots of water and of course wear sunscreen.

WHAT'S THE ONE PIECE OF CLOTHING THAT MAKES YOU GLOW?

I'm not sure that there's one piece of clothing that makes me glow, but what I absolutely cannot live without are gorgeous earrings and of course my favourite lipstick helps as well!.

 

CONTACT US

Have any questions or concerns? We’re always ready to help!

Call us at

876-929-2096 

or send us an email to:

info@thecollectionmoda.com

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