THE SHAPE OF YOU by Edwin S Freyer
Updated: Nov 9, 2019
The Fall Winter 2019 season gave us some newcomers to remember and keep our radar very active on them. Yorgelis Marte is with no doubt, one of them, the Dominican-born-and-rise made her debut with a semi-exclusive for Saint Laurent in Paris. After that, she closed two big shows such as Nina Ricci and Miu Miu. To complete her debut season, she walked for Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Sacai, Givenchy and Paco Rabanne.
Photographed by Edwin S Freyer. Styled by Alton Hetariki
MakeUp by Rebecca Rojas. Yorgelis appears courtesy of IMG London.
Where are you originally from and how did you get scouted?
I am originally from the Dominican Republic and I got scouted there, walking through ‘Conde street’ in the Dominican Republic.
How did you feel when they confirm your first show for Saint Laurent?
I was emotional and nervous at the same time because it was the first show in my career and for such a big and well-known brand!
How would you describe what your first season experience has meant for you?
It was very exciting and I enjoyed it a lot because I got to work with very important people in the fashion industry.
And from all those experiences, which one is your favorite?
My favorite experience was the Nina Ricci show because it was the first international show I closed.
What would you like to achieve in the fashion industry? which are your goals and dreams?
I want to do big things to be recognized worldwide for it. I want to keep working with big brands and be able to help out my family with it.
How would you describe yourself in 5 words?
Intelligent, respectful, kind, funny and curious.
Which 5 hobbies do you have?
Writing, dancing, sewing, cooking and reading.
How do you admire?
Armando Pereyra, manager of my mother agency Perkins models. Because even though he works in a small agency he puts so much effort into it to be successful and he has helped me so much to be where I am today; he is like a father to me and I admire him because he never gives up.
What would you recommend us from the Dominican Republic?
The Dominican food and the beaches.
Who would you propose to have our eyes on?
On Licett Morillo.