Fash­ion princess

TEENAGER OFF TO NEW YORK

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - FRONT PAGE - Sarah Brookes

NEW York is a long way from home but High Wy­combe stu­dent Nakita Wil­liams is ready for her first chance to hit the in­ter­na­tional run­way when she heads to New York Fash­ion Week this month.

The in­vi­ta­tion to the pres­ti­gious event comes after the 15year-old Dar­ling Range Sports Col­lege beauty caught the eye of Fre­man­tle fash­ion de­signer Azu­lant Akora at Kal­go­or­lie Fash­ion Week last month.

Nakita said it was a dream come true.

“Walk­ing in New York Fash­ion week is another ca­reer mile­stone for me,” she said.

“It's a hard in­dus­try to be in but I'm lucky that I have so many peo­ple help­ing me and guid­ing me through.

“What I love about the in­dus­try is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing how peo­ple work be­hind the scenes, how much ef­fort they put in to make ev­ery­thing look nice on the run­way.

“Of course, be­ing just 15 years old and to get dressed in the de­signer clothes plus hair and make-up done is a dream come true for most girls.”

Nakita said she had no il­lu­sions that the in­dus­try could be bru­tal.

“The fash­ion in­dus­try is con­stantly chang­ing so if I'm given the op­por­tu­nity, I al­ways work to my best abil­ity. But if I don't get cho­sen I won't feel up­set be­cause there'll al­ways be another op­por­tu­nity in the fu­ture,” she said.

Pic­ture: Sarah Brookes

Nakita Wil­liams wears a gown by a Fre­man­tle de­signer Azu­lant Akora.

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