17 Yr Old Jamaican 5th Form Student Made Her Debut at Prada's Fall/Winter 2024 Collection During Milan Fashion Week.

17 Yr Old Jamaican 5th Form Student Made Her Debut at Prada's Fall/Winter 2024 Collection During Milan Fashion Week.

Italian luxury fashion house Prada continues to shine the spotlight on emerging talent, and this time it's focused on Dru Campbell from SAINT International. Campbell, who was crowned the Female Face of the Caribbean at SAINT's annual competition finals last April, made her stunning debut at Prada's Fall/Winter 2024 collection during Milan Fashion Week.

The 17-year-old Campbell, a fifth-former at Edwin Allen High School, couldn't contain her excitement at the opportunity to walk for one of the most esteemed fashion labels in the world. Thanks to SAINT's CEO, Deiwght Peters, Campbell's entry into the high-stakes modeling industry was made possible, securing her an exclusive booking directly from Jamaica. "To be in Jamaica one minute and the next, I'm here in Europe starting off my modeling career is a big deal for me, and it just feels so amazing," Campbell expressed during a phone call from the fashion capital of Italy.

Prada's Fall 2024 collection, designed by creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons, brilliantly captured the season's emerging trends of power tailoring and lingerie. Fashion writer Booth Moore from Women's Wear Daily described the collection as a revival of Prada's lady mode, featuring 1960s-inspired shifts embellished with delicate bows, faux fur trims on collars and hems, artful flocking and fringing effects on slips, crystal-dripping sweaters, prim twin sets, and pointy-toe pumps. The color combinations were as inspiring as ever, with ultraviolet paired with red, and teal with emerald. Milliners were delighted by the addition of swirled velvet hats and brightly colored officer's caps.

Campbell's success story follows in the footsteps of Naki Depass, another top model from SAINT who was discovered by Peters at Edwin Allen High School in 2016. In a twist of fate, Depass also made her debut for Prada in her first modeling season, after exclusively walking for the British luxury fashion house Burberry.

Campbell's journey to becoming Jamaica's newly minted fashion star began in March of last year. The teenager, hailing from the Belmont district, was accompanied by her farmer mother, Terry Ann Williams, to meet with SAINT's head honcho, just a week after missing out on victory in the Miss Edwin Allen High pageant. Williams recalled, "She swore she would never enter another competition, but I knew her potential and decided to take her to meet Mr. Peters, who liked her on the spot and advised her to begin training for the Fashion Face contest." Campbell's addition to the competition proved to be a triumph as she secured unanimous votes from judges and visiting agents from Europe and North America. She is now signed with Elite in Milan and The Society Management in New York, ready to embark on an international modeling career.

Campbell understands that modeling is not just about glamorous photoshoots and walking runways; it's a serious profession that requires hard work. As a dedicated student excelling in the sciences, she is determined to learn and seize every opportunity that comes her way. This milestone moment for SAINT represents the emergence of a new generation of fashion stars, with Dru Campbell leading the way. With many more talents to come, SAINT continues to make waves in the fashion industry.

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