Let’s talk about fashion modelling which is probably the most popular type with the most work available in the big cities. Fashion models are also referred to as editorial models and work primarily on the runway. They will showcase new designer lines at international and national fashion shows. Most fashion models are based in the international fashion capitals of the world, such as New York, London, Paris, Milan and Tokyo. This presents them with the best opportunities. Some of the most well-known fashion models in the world at present include the likes of Cara Delevingne, Andreea Diaconu, Lara Stone, Sam Rollinson, Erin O’Connor, Jourdan Dunn, Natalia Vodianova, Liu Wen, and of course Kate Moss. All of these women started their female modelling careers on a catwalk.
Women with tattoos, piercings, stretch marks, tans and scars are often considered too difficult for agencies to work with. Stay away from tanning beds and avoid a trip to the tattoo parlour! This type of modelling is defined by the strict criterion that is in place. Most modelling agencies look for women that are around 6ft tall and aged between 15 and 25 years old. It’s highly unlikely you will make it as a fashion model if you are less than 5ft 8 inches tall, unless you are the next Kate Moss! The desired weight is anything from 90 to 120 pounds, depending on the height of the person. Nowadays in order to make it in the world of fashion modelling you have to have a fresh and interesting look rather than being classically beautiful. This does not mean you should go and cover yourself in piercings and tattoos! One woman may state she is a model and spend her days strutting down catwalks in everywhere from Milan to New York, whilst another woman may state she is a model and feature in the pages of Zoo, FHM and Nuts. There are so many areas of female modelling that it’s sometimes hard to define the role that you actually perform in a specific sense.
Here are some of the jobs you could be doing, to give you a better idea of what fashion modelling involves:
Showroom Modelling: This involves private fashion shows for private clients or buyers.
Fit Modelling: This is when your body is used by a manufacturing company or designer in order to check the fit and draping of clothing.