News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 31, 2013: African-born international supermodel, Georgie Badiel, is set to strut her stuff at the Caribbean Week in New York’s fashion show this June.
Badiel will walk the runway wearing the creations of some of the leading Caribbean fashion designers on Tuesday June 4th from 6 – 10 p.m. at the historic New Yorker Hotel in the heart of the New York’s fashion district.
“As an international fashion model I am used to being around beautiful people, but I think the most beautiful aspect of a person is the mind. I am extremely honored to support this great cause because it is through education we can create a beautiful mind,” the former Miss Burkina Faso and former Miss Africa said of her participation in the Caribbean fashion show.
The model has worked for famous designers, including Chado Ralph Rucci, Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Christian Siriano, Oscar de la Renta, and Zang Toi.
She began her career as a 15-year-old modelling in clubs in Africa. She signed her first modelling contract in Paris in 2005, and has graced the catwalk in London, Milan and around the world. She has also been a regular on the New York Fashion Week runways and was chosen as “Model of the Year” during the Arise Magazine Fashion Week in Lagos, Nigeria in 2012.
Joining Badiel on the runway for the Caribbean fashion show will be Chantal Clarke of Jamaica – the winner of Face Of Fashion “Jamaica” 2013, along with other models.
Dubbed “Caribbean Fashion Tourism 2013,” the fashion show will provide the platform for talented Caribbean models and fashion designers, as well as mainstreams brands, to showcase their talent. Buyers and investors have been invited to observe and decide which of the fabulous designs on the runway will attract their investments.
The event is produced by Face Of Fashion, a fashion modelling and fashion design management company, in collaboration with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).
Participating Caribbean fashion designers include Rykardo De Jude Pneuaner from Barbados; Derricia Williamson-Adelle 13 Swimwear from The Bahamas; of Geedaj Jones Designs (Glenda Jones) from Dominica; Carol Fraser – Miracle Hands from Guyana; Haitian fashion designer, Prajje Jean-Baptiste; Gillian Francis-MINKA from Jamaica; Queen Esther (Esther Joseph) Kuumba Designs from St. Lucia; Kimya Glasgow from St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Simon Duncun from Trinidad & Tobago and the mainstream sports wear designer, A+Dreams – Black Heart Fashion. The mainstream brands are Katty Xiomara and Gunas.
In addition to the fashion show, the supermodel will be at the Student Colloquium, which precedes the fashion show; the Caribbean Gospel Celebration on June 1st and Rum & Rhythm on June 7th.