'Saints' ready for runways

Thursday, September 06, 2012

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FIFTEEN Saint International models are in London and New York preparing for the international series of fashion weeks which begins with Mercedes Benz New York Fashionweek from tomorrow until September 13.

"I am proud that as the leading provider of Caribbean models on the world stage at this time, this season's Fashion Week series from New York to Paris, is most important as it's a part of our celebration for Jamaica 50 and our models understand their responsibilities as the nation's fashion ambassadors," said Deiwght Peters, CEO Saint International.

Among the models enjoying a buzz from casting directors across the fashion globe (New York, London, Paris, Milan) include fresh-faced Tsheca White, runway favorites Shena Moulton, Raschell Osbourne, Shaneke Guyher, Sosheba Griffiths, Ashane Rose, Kim Gordon, Jade Stephenson, Stacy Anderson, Brad Allen and Sean Thompson.

Bald-head beauty Rose is making her New York debut having conquered the runways of London and Paris for the past few seasons, fronted campaign for Zara and appeared for power glossies Italian Elle and Dazed and Confused.

Griffiths, who has returned to the New York market after an extended stint in London and South Africa, is said to be getting strong feedback from top clients.

Guyher, who has been spending months in development, will now make her European debut in London.

Superstar Shena will skip New York this season, starting the cycle 'across the pond' in London.

"New York casting directors are reportedly excited at the positively Jamaican vibe that the models are bringing to the casting process. Models have been reporting discussions on Jamaica's performance at the recent Olympics," Peters said.

Now with fittings and options aplenty, the Saints are ready to represent Jamaica as they march in earnest on the glam-fests that are New York. London, Milan and Paris Fashion weeks all unveiling their Spring/Summer 2013 Collections.

Saint CEO can claim bragging rights as approximately 15 of his protégés are now in London and New York preparing for the world's biggest fashion series. This reiterates the agency's position as the largest provider of international models from the English speaking Caribbean. 'Second to none' is how he likes to affirm his status.

As the fashion carousel rolls from city to city, famous design brands such as Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren (New York),Giles Deacon, Burnerry (London),Versace, Jil Sander(Milan) and Paris' Louis Vuitton and Chanel are among the more than 800 high-octane runway extravaganzas that will unveil the looks for Spring/Summer 2013. Buyers, trend analysts, Hollywood celebrities, magazine editors, set designers, stylists, photographers, agents, make-up artists, are all descending on the Big Apple for what is the first in the 4-city fashion circuit which includes London, Milan and Paris (in that order).




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