Five young women to get the chance of a lifetime at Elite model agency
High fashion scouts for Elite shortlisted five young Bermudian models to present to the London agency as a result of the Evolution Fashion Show.
Hundreds turned out at City Hall for the grand finale culminating Bermudas fashion week on Saturday night.
The models selected will get a chance to hit big leagues on the international circuit now that they have been selected.
Elite recruiter Leah Hibbert said she was absolutely astounded by the level of talent in a small country like Bermuda.
The UK obviously has such a high population in comparison to Bermuda and we struggle to find amazing girls.
Weve come here and weve seen five girls that wed be happy to take back to London and present to the team to see if we can represent them as models.
Ailish Kalbea who works alongside Ms Hibbert as head of Elites Public Relations echoed her remarks.
I think everyone involved has worked very hard and this entire week of events was a huge task. The production was great, Bermuda is stunning, and the people here are incredible.
The staff at Fairmont Hamilton Princess have been very happy to help us out and show us the Bermudian way.
Were going to be walking sandwich boards when we get back to London holding the Bermuda flag.
New York designer Rebecca Minkoff was also impressed by Bermudas talented young people.
The children participating in this show were adorable. Every night was great and the Evolution Fashion Show was incredible to see all the rising talent in Bermuda.
Mayor Graeme Outerbridge was impressed by the turnout and the smooth run of the series of events.
Its been beautiful with young designers being featured, the mentors and the Bermudian designers. Its been a total success and Im very pleased with the turnout, he said.
As we go forward were going to make this city much more livelier.
Deputy Mayor Donal Smith said he hoped similar events could be staged more than once a year.
Its fantastic to see all the people coming together as one, although I would have loved to have seen more adults.
However, the money is with the children so I suppose thats where the market is and theres a lot of family here to support them.
Im very pleased with the outcome, I think we need more events like this. We may have to look into doing this twice a year.
Local vendors also reported a night of brisk business.
Warren Brown of Browns Finger Licking said: Weve had our regular customers come by and we had quite a few new customers as well, so everything went fine.
I would like to see more events like this, as a matter fact, were doing something next week at Victoria Park which is supposed to be a community day for the Pembroke community and Im hoping it goes over well.
A regular vendor at Harbour Nights, Abdul Amjach of Polaris, also known as Carriage House had brisk food sales throughout the night.
I think they should do more in St Georges, but I definitely think events like these are good for business, he said.
Sonya Fox of Sensational Delights said: Its been excellent, very steady its good Bermuda flavour.
I love events like this because I love to serve and interact with the public. Its great for small businesses, especially if you have a consistent product. I have a few steady customers and its been a good night for business.
And Debbie Rance of Treats beat the pavement with a portable cart filled with sweets for sale.
Its been a great night in a great atmosphere with a mixture of people and its been steady.
We did one function at Fairmont Hamilton Princess as well. We dont do Harbour Nights because its too expensive for us but I think this event was awesome, she said.
It has drawn a great cross section of the community and we would love to see more events like this because it brings people out together.
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