Three Queensland models will be strutting the catwalk for local designers at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival in Brisbane this August. Sapphire de Goede, Joel Meacock and Ingrid Williams may have made it on the international stage and modelled for renowned labels, but they consider modelling in front of a home crowd to be something special.
Meacock, 21, has modelled for major fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein and this will be his first Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival.
Meacock has previously worked in Milan, London, Paris, and New York and he said that he is excited about working in his hometown, particularly as he has friends who are also modelling or working as designers at the festival. He hopes his girlfriend, sister, and other family members will be able to attend.
Year 12 student de Goede is only 17 but has booked shows for Paris Fashion Week this year and believes that the Brisbane festival will be a great confidence booster. Currently studying at Gap State High, de Goede is scheduling her schoolwork around the festival. Paris Fashion Week will happen during her holidays.
Williams, 16, is the youngest of the three and has signed with French modelling agency Studio KLR. She walked at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia earlier this year in Sydney and plans on heading over to Paris after finishing her year 12 studies at Ormiston College in Redlands this year.