At Urban Islandz, it is our duty to highlight striving Caribbean talents that are making their mark on the world stage, from music to sports and fashion, Caribbean nationals are always at the forefront of it all.
Our highlight personality for this week is Jamaican model Jeneil Williams who is one of Pulse top models making her mark on the world stage. This year in particular is a busy year for the Kingston beauty. Before we look into what she been doing lets delve a little about Jeneil.
Jeneil Williams’s Career Highlights
1990 Born in Kingston, Jamaica
2005 Wins Caribbean Model Search
2006 Signs with New York Models
2006 David Sims photographs Williams for Benetton
2006 Models for Bloomingdales catalog
JUL 2008 Featured in Italian Vogue as a newcomer
FEB 2009 Opens the fall Diesel show in New York; also walks for L’Wren Scott, Richard Chai, and Zero + Maria Cornejo
MAR 2009 Walks the fall Lanvin show in Paris
SEP 2009 Appears in Teen Vogue editorial, photographed by Daniel Jackson
SEP 2009 Opens the spring Paul Smith show in London
2010 Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott photographs Williams for the spring cover of LOVE
FEB 2010 Opens the fall Luca Luca show in New York; Closes for Sass & Bide
2010 Daniel Jackson photographs Williams for the summer cover of i-D
So you see Jeneil being going places and next year look an even busier year for the fashion model. The bookings began from early and for starters it was confirmation from Narciso Rodriqez for his resort 2011 collection. From the classically cut, understated geometric lines of delicate fabrics made up of a palette of black whites and muted tones on display at Zero + Maria Cornejo to the multicoloured prints, bold bright colours at Marc Jacobs, Jeneil slipped effortlessly from one collection to the next. Lacoste, Nicole Miller, Vena Cava were among some of the other major designers who enlisted Williams’ service. And, before she took off to London, she made multiple appearances for Issac Mizrahi.
Burberry tops the list of a slew of London designers who enlist Jeneil for their upcoming collection. This has certainly been a transformative year for Williams who has appeared in a slew of editions for Vogue. The young model already grace the cover of three major magazines LOVE, i- D and The Wall Street Journal.
With so much under her belt there is no doubt there is no stopping Jeneil.