Labo Ethnik 2014 call for models and fashion designers


PARIS, France - Now in its eighth season, one of the biggest international fashion trade shows, Labo Ethnik Fashion and Lifestyle will take place from May 22nd - 26th at Cite de la Mode in Paris.  The trade show is open to all professional confirmed designers, but the event will also host an emerging talent contest which is open to talented hopeful from around the globe.  The emerging designer showcase will take place on May 24th and is under the artistic direction of Vincent McDoom, who will also be casting the models. An ex-assistant to designer Marc Jacobs from his days at Louis Vuitton, McDoom is the pioneer behind St. Lucia's HotCouture event held last year and is a permanent judge on Russia's Next Top Model. He's also been involved in France's and Poland's Next Top Model, and appeared as a guest judge on Germany's Next Top Model.

With a passion for highlighting Caribbean talent, McDoom said, "This is a huge opportunity for Caribbean models and designers alike to network and be seen."  McDoom has also confirmed three models from his homeland, St. Lucia; the first time St. Lucia will be represented at the show. Designer from St. Lucia, Lyn Bristol will also be attending.   Trinidad, Guyana, Martinique, Gaudaloupe, Barbados, Jamaica, China, Japan, Africa, Europe, and the USA will also be represented. McDoom has plans for a fashion event for the Caribbean after he wraps his 3rd movie later this year.

The call is open but Don't miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime to show your work to international fashion professional and to network for your creative brands. You will be expected to be in Paris by the 18 of May with your collections professionally finished and ready to exhibit to the press and buyers.

Professionals include specialized fashion press/media with fashion editors TV presenters, newspaper reporters, international fashion bloggers, radio hosts, seasoned fashion designers, international fashion buyers, and fashion's well known celebrities in music, cinema, sports, television.

See the programme of activities HERE

"We are proud to offer this opportunity to budding designer talents. It's your moment to shine!"said McDoom.  "A major thank you to Mrs Yvette Tai for her vision to help the young creative talents advance in this very competitive business."

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