The founder of JennCole Designs, Jennifer Cole has launched her fashion and modelling school in Ghana.
At a colourful ceremony held at the Accra Information Centre to outdoor the official website and logo of the school, the founder of the school disclosed the Design School is for the underprivileged females with raw talents to sew/design/model but no support nor money to pursue their dreams.
Joining the launch event via Zoom, the US-based Fashion Designer said, “People that are underprivileged have just as much talent as those that are privileged, they just don’t have the resources they need to succeed, and if we don’t help them who will. I am a perfect example! I grew up underprivileged with people looking down on me and my family, so this goes deep for me. I know just how they feel! But with God I made it, and I will do everything in my power to help them make it!”
Talking about the courses to be offered, Jennifer Cole disclosed the young ladies will be trained in skills in fashion design and modelling.
Director of Operations for Creative Arts Council, Frank Kwabena Owusu who represented the president of the Council advised the first-batch of ladies to be enrolled in the school to embrace all opportunities given to them with all seriousness.
The event was blessed with a touching performance by gospel minstrel, Jayana. Her fifteen minutes heart-warming ministration of her popular ‘I Believe’ single saw the CEO of JennCole Designs weeps.
Launching the school website and logo, the Director of Operations for JennCole School Inc. Tengol K Kplemani noted that the school is giving young females the platform to take their families worldwide and become the next household brands just like other big designers.
Themed ‘Dream It, Be It’, the first school will be in Ghana, Corporate office in New York with a second training facility in New York as well.
JennCole Design School partnered with The Taste of Afrika, an organization focused on international cultural unification to train Ghanaian females in fashion and modelling.
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Jenn Cole, a Successful Entrepreneur and Fashion Designer of more than two decades, is no stranger to the world of Bridal Fashion.
A Fashion Pioneer, she opened the doors to the first black-owned Bridal Salon and Atelier in Mississippi where she also produced Bridal and Fashion Shows. A breath of fresh air in NYC, Jenn honed her craft through study at The Art Institute of New York City and her work at the Historical Library of the Iconic Ralph Lauren. She now couples her passion for design with her unrivalled ability to create bespoke pieces that bring every bride’s vision to life.
Jenn Cole’s lifelong dream of becoming a NY fashion designer began when she was a young girl watching her mother sew to care for her and her six siblings. Jenn started sewing at the age of twelve and followed fashion throughout her life. She operated a successful Bridal & Formalwear Design and Tailoring business in Mississippi for 14 years while raising two young sons but soon, her ambition outgrew her environment.
With her sons off to college, Jenn set out to create the life she always envisioned. Inspired by Coco Chanel and fueled by a determination to live out the dream her mother could not, Jenn traded her comfortable life in Mississippi for the dorms of a NYC Fashion School. In 2010, she boarded a plane for the first time and landed in New York with her faith, $3000 and the fortitude to make it. Jenn believes her love for designing makes her good at what she does. For Jenn Cole, designing is not just a job. It’s her passion, her calling. It’s her whole life!