Fashion Week New Orleans continues to bring new and exciting elements to its annual runway event; (March 20-24, 2013 at The Sugar Mill). This year in partnership with John Robert Powers, a “Model Walk-Off” will be introduced; a competition awarding a scouting trip to Los Angeles compliments of JRP New Orleans. This event will help advance the careers of two promising models that walk in Fashion Week New Orleans.
Recognizing the common thread between designers and boutiques, Fashion Week New Orleans is the catalyst and driving force that unites fashion professionals in a series of high-end runway shows, pop-up boutiques, networking opportunities and chic parties. Fashion is quickly becoming an important contributor to the New Orleans culture and must be celebrated in conjunction with the city’s legendary cuisine, music, art, and film.
JRP is one of the premium model and talent agencies known worldwide for training, representing and managing some of the most successful careers in the entertainment industry. JRP New Orleans has placed their talent globally, successfully launching the careers of Skylar McCartney, who strutted Paris Fashion Week’s runway, Brad Alphonso, who graced the pages of GQ Magazine and walked the catwalk for Jean Paul Gautier. JRP’s most recent discovery was at FWNOLA ’12, were Taylor Hamric was discovered and is now signed with Wilhelmina Agency.
Taylor Hamric shares a tip for those attending the casting call: “If you are truly passionate about something always strive to become better and never give up on your dream. I wasn't sure I could do this [modeling], but Fashion Week New Orleans gave me the extra confidence I needed and FWNOLA ’12 was my first runway show ever! Just remember, once you hit the runway, work it like you own it and have fun!”
FWNOLA and JRP have been holding model casting calls throughout the gulf coast in hope of finding that gem in the rough and giving her or him the opportunity to shine on the runway and launch a modeling career! Castings were held in Gulfport, MS, Lafayette, New Orleans and the final casting will take place January 23, 4PM-6PM at LSU Baton Rouge.