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Saint International Models Break Records in Fall 2016 Couture

Published:Wednesday | July 13, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Kai in J. Mendel

In it's 16th year, Saint International is enjoying the sweet success of supplying haute couture runways and top fashion magazines with fresh Jamaican models. According to Deiwght Peters, CEO of Saint International, when the curtain closed on the Fall 2016-17 Couture Collections in Paris recently, Tami Williams and Kai Newman set a new record for Jamaican models, with the girls walking 12 of the best runways for the week.

Williams led the way as Chanel, Christian Dior, Armani Prive, Alberta Ferretti, Atelier Versace and Valentino enlisted the Jamaican beauty for their Summer 2016 international campaign. Newman took to the runways of Iris Van Herpen, Alexis Mabille, Viktor and Rolf, Ulyuana Sergeenko, and J Mendel. Naki Depass joined Williams and Newman at the couture in Paris, making an exclusive stomp on the runway of much buzzed-about brand Vetements, helmed by Demna Gvasalia, fashion's latest celebrated wunderkind after his appointment as chief designer/creative director for the legendary French fashion house, Balenciaga. According to Peters, the Vetements show was the most critically acclaimed show of the week and also the most keenly watched.