Vietnam model to hold fashion show in US tallest building

By Thu Thuy, Thanh Nien News

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Vietnam’s model and global fashion show organizer Jessica Minh Anh will organize J Summer Fashion Show 2014 at America’s tallest building, One World Trade Center in New York City, in June, the model’s company has announced.

The young model turned entrepreneur will stage the high profile catwalk on the 63rd floor of the New York’s famous skyline at sunset on June 25, J Model Management Company said in a statement released this week.

Jessica’s Summer Fashion Show 2014 will feature an exquisite combination of Haute Couture, high end Ready-to-Wear and active wear collections from 10 countries across the world.

The show will present latest creations by Jessica’s favorite designer Ziad Nakad. The Lebanese Haute Couture designer will bring class and femininity to the grand catwalk with the message of cultural integration, said the statement.

It will also feature LIBAS - a signature brand by India’s celebrity designer duo Riyaz Gangji and Reshma Gangji, who have created an exclusive line for the One World Trade Center catwalk which portraits strength, appreciation, and peace using bold colors and traditional materials.

Joining them is Peru’s top fashion designer and public figure Norka Peralta, whose timeless designs mirror women’s endurance and individuality.

Last but not least, the show will unveil Vietnam-based Spanish innovative brand Chula’s collection which is said to be inspired by the One World Trade Center and American culture, as well as a chic and youthful collection from a representative of Indonesia – HAY United.

“The variety of styles and cultures is what makes the show dynamic and intriguing, and One World Trade Center is the perfect place to bring these together. You will see a creative mix of simplicity and sophistication in some collections as well as a dramatic flair with a burst of colors and textures in others,” said Jessica Minh Anh. 

“But it’s more than that for me - I hope to channel the values of hope, cultural integration and reflectiveness that this tower represents,” said Anh, who earned a fame worldwide with her first show - the J Autumn Fashion Show on London’s iconic Tower Bridge at 44 meters high above the Thames river in 2011.

The young entrepreneur has since continued gaining prestige with successful high fashion shows, including J Spring Fashion Show on PETRONAS Twin Towers’ Skybridge, 175 meters above street level, in Kuala Lumpur in March 2012 and J Autumn Fashion Show on the Grand Canyon Skywalk at 4,000 feet above the Colorado River in Arizona, US in November 2013.

This year, Jessica Minh Anh successfully held J Spring Fashion Show 2014 at the Gardens By The Bay’s OCBC Skyway in Singapore on March 5.

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