Saint Lu­cia’s Third HOT Cou­ture Hits The Run­way on May 6

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Back with a stylish bang this year, Saint Lu­cia’s third edi­tion of HOT Cou­ture will once again prove why the event has al­ready built a rep­u­ta­tion around the re­gion as the run­way show with a dif­fer­ence. And once again the dream team of Mae Wayne and Adrian Augier have come to­gether and pre­sented a vi­sion and theme for this popular fash­ion spec­ta­cle at the Jazz and Arts Fes­ti­val.

Once again the John­sons Cen­tre in Rod­ney Bay will be the venue for a glit­ter­ing pro­duc­tion, the de­tails of which are a well-kept se­cret. Al­ready, ac­tiv­ity be­hind the scenes has amped up with model cast­ings held in the north and south of the is­land for the last week. So far, many of the cast mem­bers from 2014 have re­turned, cit­ing HOT Cou­ture as a piv­otal mo­ment in their bud­ding ca­reers on the cat­walk.

SHE Caribbean pub­lisher Mae Wayne, for­mer run­way model Denise Lay and make-up artist Mike Ce­lestin made up the panel of judges and were happy to see re­turn­ing mod­els as well as new tal­ent tak­ing part in the au­di­tions.

Although the designer line- up for the show is un­der strict wraps for now, HOT pro­ducer Mae Wayne is ex­cited that the third event will con­tinue to ex­ceed ex­pec­ta­tions, de­spite the chal­lenges faced in terms of bud­get and spon­sor­ship in the cur­rent eco­nomic cli­mate.

“The show is go­ing to be a fab­u­lous evening of the best lo­cal and re­gional fash­ions on the run­way, and we have an amaz­ing twist which we’ll keep se­cret for now,” says Wayne.

“HOT Cou­ture has al­ready gained a strong fol­low­ing in the re­gion, and there are also in­ter­na­tional de­sign­ers knock­ing on our door to get in­volved, so this year we plan to have a re­ally eclec­tic mix of tal­ent on stage. It’s also been great to see so many mod­els at au­di­tions who were trained by Richard Young last year. It means that the skills and ex­pe­ri­ence we are giv­ing them are be­ing car­ried for­ward and not wasted.”

With ini­tial re­hearsals to be con­ducted by Denise Lay, Richard Young will re­turn to Saint Lu­cia to over­see the fi­nal re­hearsals later this month. And, speak­ing to some of the mod­els who have come back for a sec­ond or third time on the HOT Cou­ture run­way, it’s ob­vi­ous that the Trinida­dian “Style Evan­ge­list” made a deep im­pres­sion dur­ing the many hours of train­ing in 2014.

Not only will the show in­clude se­crets and sur­prises, but this year will fea­ture a glam­orous af­ter-party on Rod­ney Bay’s float­ing en­ter­tain­ment venue, The Pearl, with VIP packages avail­able for the whole evening. The HOT Cou­ture Trunk Show will take place at Bay Walk Mall on Thurs­day, May 9th, where one-of-a-kind fash­ions will be on sale by many of the par­tic­i­pat­ing de­sign­ers.

You can pur­chase tick­ets right now at stlu­ci­a­ where you will also find more news and de­tails on Saint Lu­cia HOT Cou­ture 2015 - it’s go­ing to rock!

This year’s HOT Cou­ture is shap­ing up to be a show­stop­per!

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