Friday, October 4, 2013

CATWALKING ON A CLOUD: The world's highest J Autumn Fashion Show on the Grand Canyon Skywalk

You are looking at the first ever fashion shot taken at the extreme height of 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. The girl in the photo, who is posing on the famous Grand Canyon Skywalk, is about to turn this crystal clear glass bridge into the world’s most iconic catwalk with the concept of models walking in the sky. No doubt the combination of human creative genius, the Skywalk, and Mother Nature’s greatest wonder, the Grand Canyon, results in an ideal runway. But what makes the upcoming J Autumn Fashion Show really special is that it celebrates the rise of the young generation who make dreams a reality. With a vision to go beyond imagination, model and entrepreneur Jessica Minh Anh is bringing high fashion to the Eagle’s point on  the 1 November 2013.

The open air catwalk will feature an exquisite combination of Haute Couture and Prêt-à-Porter collections from America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Spanish artist Diego Cortizas is bringing his bold colors  of red, yellow, and green to the grand catwalk. Expressing abstract creativity, Russian sensation Lidia Demidova is combining texture and shapes based on the laws of geometry. On a softer side, Portuguese fashion house Joana Montez and Patricia de Melo will focus on the usage of multiple layers, light materials, transparency, and floral designs. In the handbag sector, Hong Kong luxury leather brand Homanz is blending contemporary and classic style with a unique twist. Other participating brands include Nigerian pride Helen Apreala, Russian talent Polina Raudson, Lebanese celebrity designer Ziad Nakad, German artist Nina Athanasiou, and US’ very own creative brands Intrepid By Ao'c and Cache.

On her decision to close the grand showcase with Ziad Nakad’s Haute Couture collection, Jessica said “I am completely mesmerised by Ziad Nakad’s designs which reflect a captivating fusion of material and colours. Each piece is a celebration of simplicity and sophistication, which makes ideal beauty becomes very much attainable.

The masterpiece will be filmed from 5 different angles to capture the majesty of the Colorado River and the silhouette of an eagle in the Grand Canyon wall alongside the stunning catwalk. “Jessica Minh Anh’s project is more than a fashion or beauty statement, it is a revolutionary breakthrough in the industry. Our art director Miguel Castillo and the entire team are currently preparing architectural hair styles and flawless makeup looks to compliment her extraordinary vision.” said Oney Syers II and Noelle Dixon from La’Bella MAFIA beauty agency.

Guests will be seated on the viewing platform at the same level as the bridge and watch models walking in front of them as if they are walking on a cloud. The show is supported by Hualapai Tourism, Hampton Inns & Suites Las Vegas Airport, and HottCakez of Las Vegas besides many others. 

This is not the first time Jessica Minh Anh has gained exclusive permission to host her phenomenal catwalks at some of the most outstanding venues around the world. The young director of J Model Management has continuously redefined modern fashion show standards at the incredible speed of 3 shows per year in different continents. After making history at great heights on London Tower Bridge and PETRONAS Twin Towers’ Skybridge, she tested her creativity on water hosting the 90 metre floating catwalk on the River Seine in Paris and the world’s first sundeck catwalk on Costa Atlantica in Dubai. “This time, I want to go all the way to the sky. Challenges motivate me. The element of surprises empowers me. I cannot wait to present ‘the perfect catwalk’” said Jessica Minh Anh.

Design by CHULA (Spain)
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Design by Joana Montez & Patricia de Melo (Portugal)

In January 2013, J Model Management partnered with the luxurious cruise line, Costa Crociere, to host the world’s first sundeck catwalk on the floating museum of contemporary Italian art, the Costa Atlantica, overlooking Dubai’s famous skyline. It was a perfect combination of European elegant taste, Asian charm, American diverse culture, and Arabic high society lifestyle. The highly anticipated catwalk was covered by CNN, CNBC, Forbes Middle East, The National, Dubai TV, Abu Dhabi TV, Fashion One TV, Sama TV, Rotana TV, Marine Biz TV, and OK! Middle East just to name a few. The exclusive guest list included countries’ ambassadors, luxury brand managers, retail group directors, and international fashion designers.


In March 2012, J Model Management became the first ever event organiser to gain the permission from PETRONAS to host an international fashion phenomenon on the 58 metre long Skybridge of the world’s tallest twin structure, the PETRONAS Twin Towers at the height of 175 metres above street level. The hotly anticipated red carpet event showcased collections from 12 countries, marking a new height in fashion. Ending the show with a bang, a cake dress was presented in front of a string of VIPs including ambassadors, ministers, international designers and top press.


J Model Management made history in October 2011 when it turned England’s iconic London Tower Bridge into the world's newest catwalk. The 61 meter long walkway, 44 metres above the River Thames, was graced by 15 exclusive collections of top designers from five continents.  J Model Management proved to the City of London that such event was possible. The show was covered by ITV, CNC, IMEDI, RTE, Drapers, etc. and attended by many influential faces besides ambassadors from 15 countries and Director of London 2012 Sponsorship and Operations, Mr Alan Williams.

J Model Management created an exceptional fashion show experience in July 2012 and again in May 2013 when it turned River Seine’s giant glass boat Le Jean Bruel into a 90 metre floating catwalk. Guests were seated facing the multi-facetted glass window while the boat was cruising to watch models walking in front of them as if they were walking on water. Thanks to a 360 degree view from the boat, architectural masterpieces such as Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Louvre, Grand Palais and 37 beautiful bridges became the natural backdrop for the phenomenal catwalk. The show presented designs from 10 countries and was covered by Vogue Italia, Le Nouvel ObservateurD-La Repubblica, Le Parisien, L’Officiel, El Comercio, TELE5, Fashion One TV, and Fashion Channel IT among many others.