Amika, trendy night out place in Monarch Dubai hotel that we’ve already blogged about, hosted the world-famous Japanese designer, Kenzo Takada last Saturday 18th June 2011 at the exclusive launch of the EMODELS modeling agency. The event was attended by the city’s most stylish socialites, members of the media and fashion savvy professionals and is set to become a regular event on the Dubai social calendar.
With famous fashion designer Kenzo Takada
Kenzo reading my business card
The globally acclaimed designer traveled to Dubai to support the launch of EMODELS with his former Kenzo modeling prodigy Alexandre Montez, Founder and Director of EMODELS.
Mr Montez worked as a model for the Kenzo brand between 1998 and 2000, helping launch Kenzo collections around the world from Paris to New York.
“Fashion and travel was my passion from an early age and Kenzo gave me an opportunity to embrace that very early in my career. With EMODELS, I am hoping to find the next generation of talent. Kenzo was hugely supportive to me and I’d like to give the next generation the opportunities to flourish in this most competitive of industries.” said Mr. Montez
EMODELS Modeling Agency will provide access to premium models across the UAE, portfolio management and casting videos online. The agency already has a roster of 500 models currently and will be looking to expand its operations and its talent base significantly over the next 12 months. The agency is looking to find the next ‘face’ to represent the brand and will be hosting regular events at Amika throughout the remainder of the year.
Kenzo was born in Himeji, Japan in 1939 and over the last forty years founded the internationally renowned Kenzo brand, by developing a global design house including perfumes, skincare products and clothes. He retired from the brand in 1999 to focus on new endeavors.