Three Caribbean girls ‘run it’ for Oscar de la Renta Pre-Spring ’21
Saint International model Tami Williams (l) and 'Pakistani-Trini-ting' Aleya Ali. (Photos: via Saint International and Wilhelmina Models, respectively)
Trini-born international pop star Onika ‘Nicki Minaj’ Maraj said it best: ‘Caribbean girls run it’.
The endless number of Caribbean girls who ‘run it’ include models Tami Williams, who’s Jamaican, and Aleya Ali from Trinidad & Tobago.
The two star in a just released fashion editorial for the Oscar de la Renta (ODLR) Pre-Spring 2021 collection.
See BTS video (keep an eye out for Williams)
Williams, whose mother agency is Saint International, and Ali – who’s signed to Wilhelmina Models – met on the set of the editorial, shot recently by Dominican photog Emmanuel Sanchez Monslave.
Loop Lifestyle gathers spring 2021 is red, full of 3D-appliquéd flora, and teeters flower fields and minimalist colour block knitwear.
ODLR creative directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim have collaborated on another flora-inspired collection.
And, with so many unimpressive iterations of spring florals, the duo has managed to zhoosh the brand’s classics in a modern way thereby manipulating the direction of ’21 spring collections to come.
But, Williams and Ali weren’t the only Caribbean girls that made the stunning images we now see.
Elle magazine fashion director Alex White, who is of Trinidadian descent, styled the editorial.
Check out the stunning images from the editorial below.
Aleya Ali (left) and Tami Williams
Tami Williams in red
Óscar Arístides Renta Fiallo, known professionally as Oscar de la Renta, was a Dominican fashion designer.
He was born in Santo Domingo, was trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo.
De la Renta became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers who dressed Jacqueline Kennedy.
Tami Williams has been modelling professionally since early 2014 and has been featured in many high-fashion and haute couture ad campaigns, billboards, and magazines.
Aleya Ali is fresh face in the industry, who's first gig was in February of this year for the Nike 2020 Forum Show.
Alex White is a fashion director at Elle Magazine and celebrated stylist, who's worked with fashion greats Karl Lagerfeld, Peter Lindbergh, and too many models to list.