Local models recruited for cayman fashion event

| 28/02/2012

starwarscatwalkmor.jpg(CNS): The Cayman National Cultural Foundation has recruited over forty local models for its April fashion event. The novice models will walk the runway for competing local designers Jacqueline Bleicher, Shirley DaCosta, Melissa Dilbert, Virginia Foster, Mara McBean and Sandra Lichtenstein. Guest designers Kidan Brooks and Jawara Alleyne will also present their latest collections during the event. “Over seventy female and male models reached out to the FRESH 2012 Production Team and CNCF with an interest in participating in the event,” said Production Manager Kareem-Nelson Hull who was very pleased with the turnout at the model casting.

“The chosen models represent the 41 flavours of FRESH 2012; they are all of different ethnicities, complexions, body types and ages with each model bringing a unique element to the event. The 41 ladies and gentlemen chosen to rip the runway and event floor demonstrated attributes of an aspiring model, including a solid sense of fashion, a high level of poise and grace and of course a fierce and confident runway walk,” he added.

The models attended a photo shoot earlier this month with local photographer David Goddard. It was their first official appearance as a FRESH 2012 model.

Event Manager and photo shoot director Patrice Beersingh feels the models are excited to be involved in a major fashion event such as FRESH 2012.

“They are eager to learn more about the modelling industry and FRESH 2012 is the perfect avenue for them to build relationships with people in the business. Already, photographer David Goddard has expressed an interest in shooting a number of the girls outside of the event and it just proves how much of a positive impact FRESH 2012 can have on the models.”

Now in its fifth year, FRESH is the longest running fashion event in the Cayman Islands and is a part of the CNCF’s annual Cayfest series of events celebrating all things Caymanian.  The production of the event is being led by five local volunteers with Kidan Brooks, Design Manager; Brian Trickett, Marketing Manager; and Nasaria Budal, Public Relations Manager, rounding out the remainder of the team.

A number of pre- and post-show events are scheduled around FRESH  and the public is encouraged to check Facebook and Twitter for updates about the event and to learn more about the models and designers.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Big up Melissa Dilbert and Virginia Foster! You both deserve an opportunity to present your product. Girl power! Congrats.