Sunday, April 15, 2012

Infiniti Catwalk Event at the Somerset

Yesterday afternoon the blossoming Provo fashion world took center stage at the chic Somerset Resort.  The Infiniti Catwalk event commenced the highly anticipated 2012 TCI Top Model Contest.  

"Envisioned to showcase the beauty and creativity of young aspiring fashion and design talent in the
Turks and Caicos Islands - Organizers of the 2012 TCI Top Model Contest & Fashion Extravaganza have produced our third installment -Carnivalé: Culture. Music. Fashion!"

These young women clearly demonstrated that their preliminary workshops; fashion industry training and etiquette, were well received.  Each and every girl walked the hyper long catwalk, the full diameter of the dramatically extended infinity pool, with poise, flair, and fierce confidence.  The third year running for this event will prove no easier task for the judges.

Left to right participating contestants Vernessa Forbes, Vielka Salvador, Breanna Johnson, Sheldene Pubien, Lashanda Adams, Taciana Bin-Amie, Aaliyha Bain, Frenica Williams, Wahanda Registre, and Trinee Bethel. On Saturday May 12th, these women will strut their stuff once again for the prized title of TCI Top Model 2012, and the incredible opportunities that come with it.

After the TCI Top Model contestants made their stylish exits,  a second line up of long limbed beauties showcased the spring/summer 2012 collection of Mongolian born, Canadian based designer Oyuna Tuyssuzian.  

Her collection featured earth toned, flowy dresses which performed beautifully with the strong breezes Mother Nature donated for the day. 

Oyuna's website states  her "design aesthetic has been shaped by her experiences working in diverse areas in the fashion industry, from designing for the military to tailoring high end designer clothing to working for a major leather company. When she finally decided to create her own label, she sought to use the skills and knowledge acquired throughout her career to make beautifully constructed clothing using quality materials. She believes in flattering a woman’s body through great tailoring and fit, with a focus on silhouette and line. Her clothes are clean, modern and, most importantly, flattering."

These sentiments were certainly evident in this beautifully designed collection brought to life by our local models.  Oyuna (pictured above in cobalt blue) must have been very proud of the talent found locally as well as pleased with the warm reception of the large audience.

 After the show, the local media interviewed a few of the contestants, see to hear what these girls had to say about the competition.

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Be certain to mark your calendars for Saturday May 12th, 7:30pm sharp the doors will open to Williams Auditorium and the future fashion career of one of these young women may well be on it's way!

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