“Artists aren’t made, they are born”…..designer Duane Bennett, the creative force of RÊVE Jewellery & Accessories® natural talents and passion manifested while he was a student at Jamaica’s prestigious Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in the field of Goldsmithing under the tutelage of some of the best Goldsmiths in the Caribbean.
It was while studying; he co-founded and launched the Rêve Jewellery & Accessories® with business partner and sister Teasea Bennett 2006. Since then, Duane has garnered major local, regional and international awards. Among his achievements, the first and only Goldsmith to have won the Jamaican Avant Garde Designer of the Year in 2007 and in 2009 went on to capture the imagination and audience of Jamaica with his infamous “RAGING BULL” COUTURE DRESS for the Red Bull “Art of Can” Caribbean competition that was held in Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana.
His prêt-a-porter and Rêve™ Couture designs have been featured in many local, regional and international media including Tyra Bank’s American Next Top Model, Cycle#19.
Some of the Rêve Jewellery & Accessories© celebrity collectors include Kelly Rowland, Cherine Anderson, Nia Long, Queen Ifrica, Lance Gross among others. Duane is passionate about using the arts to engage students to reach their potential. He currently serves as a Reach One Child “ROC” Mentor.
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