NEW York is a long way from home but High Wycombe student Nakita Williams is ready for her first chance to hit the international runway when she heads to New York Fashion Week this month.
The invitation to the prestigious event comes after the 15-year-old Darling Range Sports College beauty caught the eye of Fremantle fashion designer Azulant Akora at Kalgoorlie Fashion Week last month.
Nakita said it was a dream come true.
“Walking in New York Fashion week is another career milestone for me,” she said.
“It’s a hard industry to be in but I’m lucky that I have so many people helping me and guiding me through.
“What I love about the industry is experiencing how people work behind the scenes, how much effort they put in to make everything look nice on the runway.
“Of course, being just 15 years old and to get dressed in the designer clothes plus hair and make-up done is a dream come true for most girls.”
Nakita said she had no illusions that the industry could be brutal.
“The fashion industry is constantly changing so if I’m given the opportunity, I always work to my best ability. But if I don’t get chosen I won’t feel upset because there’ll always be another opportunity in the future,” she said.
“I would like to stay in the industry after high school and see how far I can go with a modelling career.”