On 11/18/15, over 350 VIP guests attended the 2015 International Fashion Supermodel ‘Grand Finale’ at Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, CA. We want to congratulate all the contests and wish them a great new journey in the industry. “For the past 8 years, IFSM fashion supermodel does more than just provide opportunities in the fashion world…it creates a BRIDGE BETWEEN THE COMMUNITIES and connects the world! This is a great mission our organization shares as well. We applaud Mr. Michael Tse Chairman of IFSM Committee fulfilled his myriad of duties with a grace and style all his own both on and off stage while Sterling Long-Colbo and Jessica Surls ably hosted the entire show,” says Apple Jia IFSM Int’l Liaison.
IFSM Grand Finale winner Krystle Wilson of Columbus, Ohio hopes to be an inspiration to future generations of contestants. This year’s additional IFSM winners include the following:
First Runner Up: Veronica Zou
Second Runner Up: Sophia Leyva
First Runner Up (Fashion Model): Liao Xiao Shu
ChicElement Goodwill Ambassador: Meiyi Liu
US Hollywood International Film Festival Goodwill Ambassador USA: Tannis Norton
US Hollywood International Film Festival Goodwill Ambassador China: Jin Ye
JM couture designer Jim Mullin’s evening wear designs were featured in the show. “All of the designs in the show were mine. It’s great to be a part of this great event as it’s an international crowd with international fans and it’s a very worldly event.” Also, Apple Z Jia’s present the unique creative Tees collection and 2016 Summer Swimwear Collection by celebrity fashion designer Courtney Allegra, which completely revolutionized the traditional concepts of fashion world, bringing effortless luxury to the modern women. Away from the flat apparel of yesterday, enter fashion and beauty world!
Among the evening’s many special guests were Jin Ye, Miss Universe China Champion and IFSM China Champion; Tomoe Masuya, Miss Japan; actresses Michelle Huang, Actress Kimberley Kates, fashion designer Courtney Allegra; Actress Gao Fei Fei, Actor Calvin Sun, Chester Chong, Chinese Chamber of Commerce LA; Sam Liu, AICEF President; Jimmy Jiang, President of HIFEX, Chair of Int’l IChing Association, Master Dragon Wong, President of Victory International Dawson Fan and others. 2013 IFSM Champion Angelica Kotlyar served as one of the contest judges this year.
IFSM offers a unique crossover platform for the textile and fashion industry to improve comprehension and promote communication and cooperation with the fashion world. IFSM is supported globally by the World Fashion Organization (WFO China Region) and locally by The World Networks (TWN) among many other organizations.
The first IFSM Fashion Gala was founded in 2008 as an opportunity to give aspiring models the chance to be a part of the international fashion and modeling industry. From 2008 to 2014 IFSM has featured hundreds of contestants from all over the world. The annual IFSM fashion SuperModel extravaganzas were viewed by audiences of millions from East to West and covered by many television and radio stations as well as print publications.
IFSM launches with full force in Los Angeles, Boston, Houston, New York, and San Francisco in the US as well as Canada, Hong Kong, Macau, and parts of China simultaneously. The IFSM Grand Finale in Los Angeles is a high octane Halloween-themed event where contestants create two of their own costumes and rock the runway in apparel furnished by two local designers at the end of every show.