Vietnamese model Jessica Minh Anh, who produces the most iconic catwalks on earth, received big applause at her latest event - the J Summer Fashion Show 2014 held at the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere on June 25.
The beauty, also the founder of J Model Management, marked her 7th history making catwalk on One World Trade Center’s 63rd floor at 1,776 feet high at sunset with New York's skyline becoming the backdrop to the showcase.
On her decision to select America’s newest landmark for her next history making showcase, Jessica Minh Anh said: “One World Trade Center represents determination, innovation, and ambition, which are the qualities I stand for as a young entrepreneur. Similar to the Tower, I strongly believe you’ve got to dig deep to rise high.”
Inspired by her vision, eight designers from four continents gathered to celebrate cultural integration and premier their latest fashion creations, said J Model Management. The show presented a combination of Haute Couture, high end Ready-to-Wear, and active wear collections from Europe, Asia, North America, and South America.
Filipino talent Puey Quinones opened the phenomenal catwalk with an impressive Haute Couture collection which combined pale pink undertones and strong earthy palates.
Russian designer Alina German followed with 15 unique designs that showed transparency and purity of colors and textures.
The show also featured Peruvian artist Norka Peralta’s collection of crystal embroidered and laced dresses as well as rich leathered designs for men and easy – to - wear heels for women from America’s very own footwear brand CAT.
Indonesia’s representative HAY UNITED spiced up the catwalk with bold colors, preppy looks, and pop art prints for active wear.
Borrowing conceptual inspiration from photography and architecture, Spanish sensation Diego Cortizas of Chula from Vietnam infused all American graphics onto simple silhouettes.
Also inspired by 9/11, Indian fashion house LIBAS Reshma Riyaz Gangji blended modern designs with traditional motifs using black, white, and red to represent a mix of emotions.
The finale collection by Lebanese celebrity designer Ziad Nakad redefined sensuality and femininity. The Haute Couture designer used royal colors with hand beaded and very distinctive cuts to truly reflect women’s figures.
Jessica Minh Anh first made history when she famously turned England’s iconic London’s Tower Bridge into the world’s highest catwalk 44 meters above the Thames in 2011.
The fashion sensation has since made her mark by hosting fashion shows at the most extraordinary venues including PETRONAS Twin Towers’ Skybridge in Kuala Lumpur, the Grand Canyon Skywalk in Arizona, US, Gardens by the Bay’s Skyway in Singapore, Costa Atlantica in Dubai, Grand Canyon in the United States and the Seine in Paris.