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The Fashion Show – Catwalk & Catwalk Tips for Models

You are not a professional on the catwalk yet? Then take a look at our tips for the catwalk! Of excessive importance is an upright posture. You should be able to balance a book on your head. Pull your shoulders back and push your pelvis a little forward. Make sure you do not lean back too much. When you take the first step on the catwalk, you should always be the first to use your ball of the foot. Almost like you want to sneak. This looks a lot more elegant than when you first appear with the hoes.

Run with momentum and character: Find your balance

The important thing is that you put one foot in front of the other. You really should literally take this to heart. Your gait should form a zigzag. Thus, you also get the necessary momentum, which makes your walk only appear characteristic. Your steps should be great, but you should not do a splits. Also always remember to swing your hip. Always move your arms and hands evenly. It should not look like you have two stiff arms.

Your focus should be on the catwalk to a point in front of you

Your look should adapt to the style of your clothes. Try to smile with your eyes and keep your chin always lifted. Keep your head straight and steady. At the end of the catwalk is usually always the rotation. Put your left foot in front and pause for a few very short beats of the music. You should turn your shoulders and feet sideways while your head is still pointing forward and you are looking over your shoulders. After the break, turn your foot in the opposite direction and start to run with the front right foot. Only at the end do you turn your face away from the spectators.

But the most important thing is that you try to get your character involved in your walk. And you should always find yourself very attractive. Because only when you are convinced of yourself, you can convince the audience of you.

  • If you still can not walk well on high shoes, then you will learn it quickly with a little practice. My ultimate tip to keep you from slipping on the catwalk is to lick the soles of your higheels with some lemonade or coke. Your soles start to stick after a short time and you will surely strut over the catwalk.
  • Watch catwalk videos of really good models or visit the fashion shows yourself.
  • Let your friends film while running and posing. You can then watch the videos, and you’ll see for yourself what else you need to fix on yourself.
  • It does not matter if you stumble but you should get up dignified and keep going. Even in such stressful and embarrassing situations, you should stay professional and self-confident.
    Try to smile with your eyes (Smize: Smile with your eyes).

Model measurements for catwalks and fashion shows

Fashion is always something special. Fashion lives on Being special! New fashion collections are regularly released by designers worldwide, every season. Not only major international fashion designers and retail chains are working. Even small fashion labels have to constantly present new designs and styles to their customers to gain their attention. So designers and fashion have to reinvent themselves time after time to stay interesting for consumers.

Shows in Milan, New York, Paris, Hong Kong and London

At the Fashion Weeks the new masterpieces are regularly presented. In Milan, New York, Paris, Hong Kong and London. In spring, summer, autumn and winter, people are always looking for new looks and trends. Almost all designers have one thing in common, they tailor their collections for tall, slender people as mentioned in every post to similar topics. The clothes are more elegant, fabrics unfold their full effect, everything looks more exclusive and high quality! Delicate figures make clothes and their possible price more expensive. Even if not all fashion brands work in this scheme, it’s the majority of the industry.

Dimensions for fashion show

Fashion shows and fashion presentations are subject to an unwritten standard. For female models, a dress size of 34 (maximum 34/36) with a height of 177-180 (176-181) cm is considered ideal at the beginning of the career. Your hip should be under 91cm. Men’s models usually have a clothing size of 48 (max 50/52) with a height of 185-192 cm. A tip here for men’s models: At the beginning of the career you should pay attention as a male model on a younger look. If you look too masculine in your early years as a model, you’ll quickly get a chance on jobs in the fashion industry and on casting. That’s why you should always go to Castings with a shaved beard as a male model in the first years.

Measure yourself!

These are the measurements points for your first modeling agency application. Take care, that you are totally honest. More about: Take your own measurements for agencies, castings and jobs.

Modeling in Munich! Schickeria Munich and Shootings

To work as a successful model in Munich, you have to master more than just good looks! The job of the model is not only the flawless appearance, and well-groomed appearance, from the hair tips to the feet. The job also includes improvisation, acting and elegance. Of course, there are many more factors for successful models in Munich, but these are the absolute basics. What matters is your charisma. Many models are attracted to Munich. Read more

Become a Model: Casting Situation and Agency Imagine – what you need to know!

The procedure of the job interview in a modeling agency varies depending on the agency. From very short to short. For open castings in agencies you might have five minutes. At a single invitation maybe ten minutes. Depending on the level of experience, the entire appointment, including arrival, photos and short introduction video takes twenty minutes. Whichever you have more or less time to convince. Accordingly, you should also prepare for the appointment. Let’s take a closer look at the process.

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Procedure of the interview in the modeling agency: The arrival

Punctuality is so important. In the media industry, “on point” applies. If your appointment is at 1pm, you should be there at 1pm. If earlier, then a maximum of two minutes.

Many tend to come earlier, which is not an advantage. Model agents have their daily business, very tight schedules and exact dates. If you are fifteen minutes earlier at the casting, it may interfere with the internal process. Depending on the size of the agency, there may not be any extra receiving power, meaning the bookers are spontaneously torn from their work. Again and again we have the situation in casting the model already thirty, forty minutes before the start ring or come in directly. Depending on the location you often do not have the possibility to close all accesses. For example, in large castings in hotels many guests are on site. So models can always go directly to the casting room. But if the team is still in the middle of the briefing and you already stand in the room as a model and say hello, that will be negative.

What if you are late? Often, models travel widely for agency castings. Munich, Hamburg, you often have to plan a two-day trip. If your train is delayed on such long distances, everyone understands it. Just call the agency and let me know. You will receive just as friendly. If you can not call anyone directly at big auditions, stay calm and do not get hectic. In Paris they say “C’est la vie”, that’s life. Do not lose your smile.

Your first agency visit, castings, showrooms and shootings: be on time

Depending on the route, you should always plan to be there sooner. You can always get some tea nearby and do a little bit for Instagram and Co. Then you are right nearby, you can go on time and you’re on point.

Casting in the Model Agency: The process

Depending on the situation, you will have a conversation with one or two model agents. They are directly at the customer and know exactly what their regular customers are looking for new advertising campaigns. The person will probably also be your contact in the agency, which means you will work together a lot. So try to be honest and natural right away. Basically, you introduce yourself after the welcome, present your experience, your motivation and your benefits. If you already have a model portfolio, the booker looks at your footage and often gives you a direct, if short, feedback. In most cases, the model agent will also ask you to demonstrate your abilities. That means he wants a short catwalk from you, with short posing and looks.

6 steps for a good walk on the catwalk

A tip for your first walk in an agency. Your walk consists of five elements:

  1. Run – As you approach the model agent, you focus one point behind him or her on the wall. There your gaze stays.
  2. Last Meter – In the final steps (depending on the length of the room) your gaze goes to the model agent
  3. Posing – Stop, enjoy the moment! Count 21 …. 22 … 23 … only then do you go back. At a fashion show, this is the highlight for designers and the media. Photographers can do theirs
  4. Photos of the garments – For the photographers to take enough pictures, you have to stop, pose, exchange views. For a little “catch” you can wink or laugh just before the turn.
  5. Turn – First turn your body. Your gaze stays with the booker for a moment. Then you pull your head and look.
  6. Return – You focus again on a point in the room and are just walking towards it. Your gaze will remain at a height of about two meters so that your head and body stay well stretched.

Depending on the booker’s interest in you as a model, your measurements will be measured, short Polaroid images or video presentations made. The introductory video also follows a fairly steady course. You may need to introduce yourself in English briefly so that the booker can see directly if he can suggest you to international clients. In general, the booker is standing in front of you with a small camera or a tablet. The video should capture you as naturally as possible and is done in a recording.

Short introduction video for model agents and customers of you as a model

  1. Introduction – Hi, my name is Elena, I’m 17 years old and I’m 179 cm tall.
  2. Portrait – At Polaroids, a portrait is filmed first, then your hair is taken back in the braid, you turn into the profile (left) and turn in the other direction again (right).
  3. Whole body – Same procedure as in the portrait, only that you also show your back. For each step, first hair, then hold together. In progress: Frontal view, side-to-side rotation, rear view, side-to-side rotation, frontal view
  4. Walk – The booker will go back a bit, then make a short walk. As previously described, only with other conclusion. You do not run back to the camera, instead you post in front of the camera, showing facial expressions and expressions. After about five seconds Posing you say goodbye.

Admission to the modeling agency

The longed-for call and the admission to the Model Agency: Now it’s time to wait! The process is never the same, some models convince the booker so much that they get the option on the model contract directly in the conversation. Other models you would like to discuss before in a team or look at the book again in peace. In any case, recording is very fast if the agency is interested. Mostly you will find out directly if it works or in two or three days. As a rule, the Booker team says goodbye to you with the words “Thank you for your visit. If interested, we will contact you. “And that can sometimes take a while. If you have not received any feedback after two weeks, it will probably not work with the recording. Of course, you can ask questions to make sure for you. After that, you should in no case write more e-mails or make calls, because you do not want to annoy the agency and if there is interest, the agency will contact you.

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Become a model: Step by step

  1. Modeling: Reality vs dream in New York, Paris and worldwide
  2. Requirements of modeling: Height, age and measurement
  3. Male Model: How to become a model as a man?
  4. Competition and criticism: Understand photographers and clients as a model
  5. Become a model! Professionalism, good notes and self-confidence
  6. Application basics: Agencies, scouts and a checkliste
  7. Take your own measurements for agencies, castings and jobs
  8. Casting types for modeling jobs

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