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Shilpa Reddy selected to represent India on Hundson River's Floating Catwalk

Indian designer will join Jessica Minh Anh’s 9th history-making catwalk in New York City

Model and entrepreneur Jessica Minh Anh, who produces the world’s most unconventional catwalks, will introduce a brand new fashion experience to the Big Apple on March 19th 2015. The global fashion sensation has selected designer Shilpa Reddy to represent India in the phenomenon.

The global fashion sensation will transform Hudson River’s giant glass boat into a 100-metre floating runway. Guests will be seated facing the multi-faceted glass window and watch models walking in front of them using the river as their runway. Thanks to the panoramic view from the boat, New York’s famous skyline and its architectural masterpieces such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and One World Trade Center, will be the iconic backdrop for the sensational catwalk.

Similar to Jessica Minh Anh’s previous fashion phenomena, J Spring Fashion Show 2015 will present a combination of haute couture, high end ready-to-wear, and luxury accessory collections from four continents. The exclusively selected designers embrace tradition, yet experiment innovative techniques of modern designs. Jessica Minh Anh’s catwalks are more than just a fashion presentation, as “they combine art, architecture, culture, and fashion”.

This is the second time Shilpa Reddy will join Jessica Minh Anh on her iconic catwalk. The previous collaboration was on the Eiffel Tower in Paris for the highly successful J Autumn Fashion Show in October 2014. On selecting Shilpa Reddy, Jessica Minh Anh said “I am captivated by Shilpa’s creativity in making her designs look traditional yet modern at the same time. She reinvents cultural embellishments and embroideries with impeccable cuts and clean structures. She makes women look great”. Shilpa Reddy will premier her Spring collection, FLORAL GEOMETRY, which is inspired by the geometry of Ikkat using Pochampally weave.

Indonesian powerhouse Bateeq is also set to impress with a heritage inspired collection, which combines traditional motifs and contemporary bold designs. Ukrainian representative Lesya Lozneva chooses a different style, which focuses on airy dresses and alluring bodysuits using silk, organza, delicate wool, and soft cotton. Other participating designers include New Zealand talent Frances Jerard, Pakistani designer Syeda Amera, Romanian haute couture brand Sabres, and Jessica Minh Anh’s favourite Japanese designer Yumi Katsura.

In the accessory sector, Italian luxury handbag brand Gianfranco Lotti will showcase 25 authentic leather designs on the highly anticipated catwalk. Adding colors and glamour, Colombian-German jeweler Sonia Heilbron will premier an abstract handmade collection, which incorporates Swarovski crystals in a new creative way. J Spring Fashion Show will also present a classy and elegant jewelry collection by American multitalented designer Ivanka Trump.

Besides extraordinary catwalk concepts and exquisite fashion collections, Jessica Minh Anh is also known for showcasing unique runway hairstyles including the famous Burj Al Arab, Eiffel Tower, and One World Trade Center hair structures. This time, Jessica’s favourite New York hairstylist Nunzio Saviano will take on the challenge to amaze the world. J Spring Fashion Show 2015 is also supported by Foto Care, DFX, Geo Events, NY Image Studio, Laser Creative, Omni Berkshire Place Hotel, and Bloomingdale’s New York among others.

J Spring Fashion Show 2015 will mark Jessica Minh Anh’s ninth history making catwalk around the world, following her recent sky-high successes on the Eiffel Tower, One World Trade Center, and most impressively, the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The show continues redefining modern standards and celebrating the rise of the new generation of creative leaders. These extremely talented and fiercely ambitious individuals would go the distance to prove their vision and hard work can change the world. Catwalking at 4,000 feet above the Colorado River and now on the Hudson River, Jessica Minh Anh is certainly a significant part of the new wave.

About Shilpa Reddy

Indian fashion designer, beauty queen, model, and fitness expert Shilpa Reddy graduated from Academy of Design in Toronto. She won the Gladrags Mrs. India contest in 2004 and was chosen to be a part of the prestigious Kingfisher Calendar. As a fashion designer, she applies innovative techniques and reinvents cultural embellishment and embroideries. Her designs bring a new dimension to Indian bridal and trousseau wear. Sophisticated cuts, clean structure, premium fabrics, impeccable fit and finish are cornerstones of Shilpa Reddy’s designs. In a world where cultures are melting, yet individualism is becoming more important, Shilpa Reddy finds her métier in understated glamour. Her muse, the modern empowered Indian women, is a blend of homegrown cultural roots as she is of global exposure. Shilpa Reddy’s label hence marries cultural foundation with modern interpretation.

About Jessica Minh Anh

Model and entrepreneur Jessica Minh Anh is famously known for transforming the world’s most iconic venues into phenomenal catwalks. She gains exclusive permission to the Eiffel Tower, One World Trade Center, London’s Tower Bridge, Grand Canyon Skywalk, Gardens by the Bay’s Singapore, PETRONAS Twin Towers’ Skybridge, Seine river in Paris, and Costa Atlantica in Dubai. One of the reasons that makes Jessica Minh Anh’s catwalks unique, according to ABC7, is that “Jessica combines art, architecture, culture, and fashion”. Fox5 New York positioned her fashion shows above the traditional hype, stating, “Fashion Week may be fabulous, but it pales in comparison with Jessica Minh Anh’s history making catwalk on top of America”. Jessica Minh Anh was born in Hanoi, Vietnam and raised in Moscow, Russia. She opened J Model Management, an event company, one month after completing her master degree in the United Kingdom. Jessica Minh Anh moved to Paris, France in 2012 and since then has been traveling the world to produce her seasonal catwalks. She has been featured in major publications and channels worldwide including the BBC, ABC, FOX5, MTV, MBC1, ITV, CNBC, FashionTV, Vogue, Marie Claire, Tatler, Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel, WWD, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Drapers, The Independent, Le Nouvel Observateur, Le Parisien, La Repubblica, Il Messaggero, Times of India, Condé Nast Traveller, and Travel+Leisure, just to name a few. She represents a new generation of self-made entrepreneurs whose creativity, hard work, and ambition are highly celebrated.