Bianca Finch had been wanting to model for as long as she could remember. At the age of 14, she got her start at New Orleans Fashion Week. It was at this Fashion Week that she fell in love with modeling and realized that it was what she wanted to do. Since then, Bianca has moved on to work with major brands and companies like Anastasia Beverly Hills and Vogue Mexico.
Not all designers are born, bred and reside in New York City, Paris or Milan. Some of the most renowned designers have had humble beginnings in places such as Haynesville, LA (Geoffrey Beene), Vicksburg, MS (Patrick Kelly), and Amite, LA (Billy Reid). But the common denominator is their passion for their craft and their drive to create beautiful fashions. NOLAFW's Top Designer Winner, Sandhya Garg’s passion started at the young age of 8 and she’s never lost focus. Graduating at the Institute of Fashion Technology in India and the London College of Fashion, Sandhya paved her way to studying with fashion greats such as Alexander McQueen and Gucci in Italy. Since winner NOLAFW's Top Design Competition, Garg has gone on to be one of the emerging designers on Lifetime’s TV Show Project Runway, Season 13. Sandhya has successfully proved to herself and the world she has a unique talent and drive to succeed in the fashion industry.
Victoria Henley graced the NOLAFW runway as a model in 2011 and 2012! Following Fashion Week 2012, Victoria was selected to compete on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 19. As a designer and crowd favorite at NOLAFW, Victoria certainly took the ANTM judges and the world by storm, placing in the top 5.
Anthony Ryan Auld
Anthony Ryan Auld is an LSU graduate who lives in Baton Rouge, LA. Auld participated in our Top Design Competition at NOLAFW 2011. Although Auld did not win our competition, Auld’s greatest success was yet to come. Auld was chosen as a contestant for Project Runway Season 9, and quickly became a fan favorite. His greatest success came when he designed the winning collection on Project Runway All Stars Season 2!