Leaving familiar New York, SAINT International supermodel Naki Depass received a warm welcome in Greece after recently heading far and wide for a modeling assignment. “I was working almost every day, so it was a hectic schedule,” Depass explained. Sunday Greener during her month and a half in a country in southeastern Europe trend When Elle“I had weekends off, but I was out most of the time. she said.
Greek designers and brands shined upon arrival at the Jamaican star. Signed to Ace Models, the nation’s largest modeling agency, Depass was on the set of her fashion designer Celia Kritharioti’s award-winning shoot for her season’s couture collection. In a coincidence, the high-slit Chrysarioti nude sheer gown Depaz was caught in was worn by powerful celebrity Beyoncé for the Grammys after-party hosted by husband Jay-Z. It was completely unexpected and so cool to see Beyoncé in that gown,” the model recalled the A-lister rocking the gown she had the fortune to debut a few weeks ago.
Despite that pivotal moment, Clarendon-bred Verre work followed one after another. She got an appointment for her Spring/Summer collection “Memories of Tomorrow” from luxury fashion designer Nadia Rapti. Shoe and accessories e-commerce retailer Tsakiris Mallas’ “Sun Dazed” spring/summer collection. Greek fashion brand milkwhite’s Scorpio Season-themed campaign unveiled the latest womenswear from her creative director, Dimitris Bairabas. The Jetset model had even more features.
“Ace is a great agency with great people,” she raved. It was Stelios Koudounaris, jewelry brands Prigipo and Katerina Vassou, and unisex hipster brand Vagrancy Lifestyle. When asked to pick the highest marks, he spontaneously replied, “They are all memories I will cherish forever. I’ve had the opportunity to work with wonderful people.”
Equally memorable for Dopas was exposure to a country considered the cradle of Western civilization. “I am very interested in Greek mythology, so it was fascinating to be able to visit some of the surviving ancient sites and historic sites. It included visits to other Greek islands, including the famous Santorini: “We went to black and red beaches, but unfortunately not to white beaches. I learned a lot about their history and their beaches.” and how the shape of the island was created.
Now, Depass has just moved back to New York from Dallas to work for a major retail brand and is coveting a home in The Rock. “I haven’t been back to Jamaica since I left there last January, but I hope to visit as soon as possible. The model misses her entrepreneur mother, Angelie, more than anything else.” We have a very close bond and we talk every day.She always gives me words of encouragement and guidance while encouraging me to be myself and make my own decisions in life. He will forgive me.”
A graduate of the University of the West Indies, Mona, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Depass was scouted by SAINT CEO Dewight Peters when he was 17 and attending Edwin Allen High. She ventured into the new fashion market and traveled to Greece to build her model portfolio. Depass has worked extensively with some of the biggest names in luxury fashion, including Marc Jacobs, Prada, Christopher John Rogers, Michael Kors, Balmain, Giorgio Armani and Thom Browne.