Sunday, April 20, 2014

ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER fashion phenomenon: J Summer Fashion Show 2014 by Jessica Minh Anh

One World Trade Center is the newest icon of New York’s skyline

Global fashion sensation Jessica Minh Anh is set to turn America’s tallest building, One World Trade Center in New York City, into a multicultural style destination on 25 June 2014. The highly anticipated J Summer Fashion Show will be the first ever catwalk in the most iconic architectural marvel in the Western Hemisphere and will be set to make history before the building is even officially opened, signalling Jessica’s sixth history making showcase around the world in just three years.

The young model turned entrepreneur will stage the high profile catwalk on the 63rd floor at sunset. Thanks to the crystal clear glass panels that surround the tower, New York’s famous skyline will become the natural backdrop to the phenomenal showcase.

Combining beauty and cultures from across the globe in this world renowned location, Jessica’s  Summer Fashion Show 2014 will bring together an exquisite combination of Haute Couture, high end Ready-to-Wear and active wear collections from 10 countries over 4 continents.

“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 colours 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.
Ziad Nakad design on Grand Canyon Skywalk

Designers from across the world have created their pieces especially for this historically significant location. It has been confirmed that J Summer Fashion Show 2014 will include Jessica’s favourite designer Ziad Nakad. The Lebanese Haute Couture designer will bring class and femininity to the grand catwalk with the message of cultural integration. Joining him is Peru’s top fashion designer and public figure Norka Peralta, whose timeless designs mirror women’s endurance and individuality. Another designer whose collection is inspired by the venue and American culture is Spanish innovative brand Chula. South East Asian representative HAY UNITED from Indonesia is ready to spice up the catwalk with a chic and youthful collection to promote a bright tomorrow.

Jessica Minh Anh will reveal the rest of participating designers from five other countries including the United States closer to the show. The young director of J Model Management has previously worked with sought after designers such as British fashion leader Paul Costelloe, Japanese luxury brand Yumi Katsura, Dutch celebrity designer Addy van den Krommnacker, and Taiwanese fashion sensation Shiatzy Chen among many others.
J Summer Fashion Show 2014 will welcome on the red carpet the most influential faces in various industries from ambassadors and members of government, to business leaders and national and international press. Invited guests will have get a sneak peak of One World Trade Center before its official opening at the end of 2014. As a result, J Summer Fashion Show VIP invitations will be strictly controlled and highly limited.
On her decision to select America’s newest landmark as the official venue of the show, Jessica Minh Anh said “One World Trade Center represents determination, innovation, and ambition, which are all the qualities I stand for as a young entrepreneur. I cannot think of a better place or time to celebrate positivity and talent. It is important to remind people that you can always rise higher.” This principle seems to be consistently reflected in Jessica Minh Anh’s many international catwalks as she continues to reach new heights and claim the sky. Prior to hosting the world’s highest fashion show on the Grand Canyon Skywalk at 4,000 feet above the Colorado River in 2013, Jessica Minh Anh hosted London’s Tower Bridge and PETRONAS Twin Towers’ Skybridge fashion phenomenon at 44 and 175 meter high meters respectively.

Chula design at Grand Canyon Skywalk

The official pre-show fashion spread and promotional video will come out in the first week of June 2014. For more information about the show, please visit and


In March 2014, J Model Management set another milestone in the fashion world with the 128 metre long catwalk at Asia’s latest architectural wonder Gardens by the Bay’s OCBC Skyway in Singapore. The sky high catwalk overlooked Singapore’s famous skyline and brought fashion closer to nature. The show was covered by Fashion TV, Insider TV, Channel U, VTV, Belfast Telegraph, Le Telegramme, Yahoo! Singapore, XINMSN, ELLE, ICON, U Weekly, Time Out Singapore, Thanh Nien News, Today, Luxury Insider, and Lianhe Zaobao among many others.
In November 2013, J Model Management made history with the world’s highest and most unique catwalk on the iconic Grand Canyon Skywalk in Arizona, USA. At the extreme height of 4,000 feet above the Colorado River, the show demonstrated the concept of models walking in the sky thanks to the crystal clear glass structure of the famous bridge. Showcasing exclusive fashion collections from over 10 countries, the show generated massive press coverage around the globe in ABC Channel (USA), The Telegraph (UK), WWD (USA), Marie Claire (Netherlands), The Independent (UK), KTNV (USA), Canale 5 (Italy), RTP TV (Portugal), MTV (Lebanon), Le Parisien (France), Harper’s Bazaar (Vietnam), ELLE (China), Fashion Time (Russia), Il Messaggero (Italy), Fama (Spain), and The New Paper (Singapore), Condé Nast Travel, and United Airline’s inflight magazine among many others. 
In January 2013, J Model Management hosted 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 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 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.
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 4 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 among many others and attended by influential faces from various industries as well as ambassadors from 15 countries and Director of London 2012 Sponsorship and Operations, Mr Alan Williams.