SINCE walking for the Louis Vuitton show in Paris Fashion Week last October, Jamaican model Sam, has been a model in demand in Europe.
Last week she was in Paris, walking for couturier Julien Farnier for the Couture Fashion Week. Her stop in the French capital also included an eight-page editorial for D Magazine, and a three-day stint at design house Lanvin.
Since the beginning of the year, Sam has appeared for several high-profile assignments including a presentation for Benetton in Milan, a photo-shoot for a 10-page editorial for SMOG Magazine from Norway, and a 12-page editorial in the British Grazia magazine.
"The evolution of Sam's career is remarkable," comments Saint CEO Deiwght Peters. "She has been very patient for this moment and it's great to see the top level of clients who are now booking her. There is a great buzz across the major fashion markets and it's timely going into the fall fashion weeks. She will be a star of the moment," Peters predicts.
Sam's star rose after walking for the Marc Jacobs' critically acclaimed Spring/Summer collection for Louis Vuitton in Paris last season. Since then, agencies across the globe have been clamouring to represent her. In New York she is represented by Muse Models.
Sam, who hails from Fletchers Land, was discovered in Portmore during Saint International's Faces of Summer model search. She later won the Fashion Face of the Caribbean and was signed to Red Models in New York. In 2008, Trace magazine listed her as one of the best black models in their annual Black Girls Rule issue.
Sam, who just arrived in New York, is reportedly preparing for calls from some of the best designers during the presentation of the fall 2011 collections at New York Fashion Week.