Kiwi Brand Iwi Creations On Jessica Minh Anh's Seine Catwalk
CATWALKING ON THE SEINE RIVER IN PARIS
Kiwi Brand Iwi Creations Joins Jessica Minh Anh on the 100-Metre Floating Catwalk
After the phenomenal success of the Eiffel Tower’s first ever catwalk, Jessica Minh Anh is back in the fashion capital to transform the Seine’s giant glass boat into a 100 meter floating catwalk. The model and entrepreneur has handpicked Kiwi brand Iwi Creations to represent New Zealand in the highly anticipated J Autumn Fashion Show on 29 October 2015.
To create an illusion of models walking on water, Jessica will have guests seated facing the multi-faceted glass windows while the boat is cruising. As a result, Paris architectural wonders such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, and the 37 famous bridges will become the natural backdrop for the unique catwalk.
"I like how designer Leilani Rickard carries traditions and treasures of New Zealand into the modern world. She prints on her own fabrics, and encapsulates the multicultural heritage while reflecting the melding of Maori and European roots.” Iwi Creations is bringing a clean-cut collection, which utilises images of a traditional Maori plant, Harekeke, to the grand catwalk.
Similar to Jessica Minh Anh’s previous theatrical catwalks, J Autumn Fashion Show 2015 will combine of art, architecture, culture, and fashion. Besides Iwi Creations, the grand event will also include Lebanese haute couture designer Rouba.G, Turkish talent Gülnur Güneş, Saudi Arabian fashion house Ot Kutyr Atulier, Peruvian artist Ani Álvarez Calderón, and 5.8.0 creative studio from Hong Kong.
“We are extremely honored to work with Jessica Minh Anh on this special project” said Marco Goncalvez, Operation Manager of Compagnie des Bateaux Mouches. “We have been admiring her iconic productions at places such as the Grand Canyon Skywalk, Hudson River, London’s Tower Bridge, and One World Trade Center for years. It is a privilege to have our venue added in Jessica’s famous series of unconventional catwalks” Exclusive VIPs, including international fashion designers, country ambassadors, ministers, influencers in various industries, and international press, will enjoy the beauty of fashion and Paris in a new light.
Besides the exquisite haute couture and high-end ready-to-wear collections, Jessica Minh Anh’s spectacular hairstyles are part of the attraction. Her architectural hairpieces, which are created by some of the most talented international artists, have graced numerous beauty publications as they compliment her extraordinary visions.
Jessica Minh Anh, who marked her 10th history-making production in July with the world’s first solar powered catwalk, has worked with top designers and luxury brands including Montblanc, Graff Diamonds, Paul Costelloe, Addy van den Krommenacker, Shiatzy Chen, Yumi Katsura, Tony Ward, and Buccellati, while promoting exceptional talents from the new generation such as Ziad Nakad and Shilpa Reddy. Talking about her iconic locations, Jessica said “I believe the most outstanding designs should be showcased at the best of locations, using the most creative catwalk concepts. It’s a challenging process, but very rewarding”.
J Autumn Fashion Show 2015 is supported by Compagnie des Bateaux Mouches, Make Up For Ever Academy, Inspirwood UK, zChocolat, Onlineprinters GmbH, Salvatori & Zepanek among others. For more information, please visit www.jmodelmanagement.co.uk.
About Iwi Creations
Iwi Creations is the label created by Leilani Rickard that encapsulates the multicultural heritage of New Zealand and reflects the melding of Maori and European roots. Being a highly acknowledged and skilled weaver and maker of the traditional dancing skirt, Piu Piu, Leilani Rickard presents an exceptional ability of combining traditional with modern.After spending many years constructing Piu Piu, Leilani Rickard felt a desire to examine the internal structure of Harekeke - a plant traditionally used in the process. The microscopic nature of Harekeke inspired her to use the images in order to create textile designs that transcend the ordinary. By printing her own fabrics, the artist has created a new concept that blends cultural heritage of Maori with her futuristic vision. Iwi Creations is a highly exclusive label that carries the traditions and treasures of New Zealand into the modern world.
About Jessica Minh Anh ( View Full Profile)
Fashion show producer and model Jessica Minh Anh is an expert in transforming the world’s most iconic venues into phenomenal catwalks. Jessica is the one and only event specialist who has gained exclusive permission to national symbols such as the Eiffel Tower, London’s Tower Bridge, One World Trade Center, Gardens by the Bay’s Skyway, and PETRONAS Twin Towers’ Skybridge among many others. Most impressively, she produced the world’s highest fashion show on the Grand Canyon Skywalk at 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. Besides sky-high catwalks where she created an illusion of "models walking in the sky", Jessica is also praised for her “catwalks on water” when she turned Seine River in Paris and Hudson River in New York into the world’s newest runways. In July 2015, Jessica Minh Anh marked her 10th history-making production with the world’s first solar powered catwalk at the award-winning solar plant Gemasolar in Sevilla, Spain.
“Fashion Week maybe fabulous, but it pales in comparison with Jessica Minh Anh’s history-making catwalks at the world’s most iconic venues” – Fox5 New York