International Mecca Of Style
Rip the Runway at Martindale's Barbados
Fashion & Art Xchange
"Career of Excellence Award"
State of New York
"Entrepreneur of the Year Award"
Courtney Washington in the Media
nspired by his natural instincts of providing quality and flattery to women, Courtney Washington started creating his patterns at the age of 9. At the age of 17, opened his first Fashion Studio in Kingston, Jamaica. He then left for the 'Big Apple' for formal training at the renowned Pratt Institute followed by the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). In 1998, Courtney opened his first boutique in the United States where he designed for celebrities and notaries and was featured in North American publications and television series such as Essence Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily,
B2b Magazine and BET’s Rip the Runway. He has been ranked amongst the Top 5 best designers for full-figured women by CBS-a major broadcast company.He has acquired a host of citations and awards including:
· The United States Small Business Award
· Entrepreneur of the Year, New York City
· The Council City of New York Proclamation
· The Fashion & Arts Xchange - “Career of Exchange Award”
· Observer Award – “Designer of the Year”
· The Business Outreach Centre Network – “Small Business Success”
He has shared his wealth of knowledge lecturing at one of the debut Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Atlanta University as well as the design school in Accra Ghana.
The Courtney Washington brand FOR THE SOPHISTICATED WOMAN IN YOU caters for women across the diasporas supplying the niche of department stores both locally and internationally.
Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder
wearing custom pucker gown
by Courtney Washington
(Miss World 1976)
wearing a full Madrass oufit by Courtney Washington