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New York Fashion Week: High Fashion Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren & Co

As a model in New York, Fashion Week is of course one of the most important dates of the year. The most famous designers all in one place and new collections that are ideally presented by you. Four times a year everything revolves around fashion. There are both fashion for women, as well as for men to see. The New York Fashion Week belongs to the “Big Four”, because it is next to the Fashion Weeks in London, Paris and Milan one of the most viewed and best known events of this kind.

New York: The City of Fashion

There is always something going on in New York. Fashion Week in New York is a fashion week that takes place four times a year. At this time, the most famous models of the time walk on the hottest catwalks. You can also find stars and starlets on the sidelines of the runway, dressing up for these days and admiring the show.

Map: New York Fashion Week FW20

Spring Studios – This is where New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020 took place:

Khaite

Khaite is a fashion brand for women that reflects classic, new-age American fashion. The brand became really famous for its cashmere bra, which was constantly sold out. Katie Holmes was photographed wearing one of the brand’s cardigan bra ensembles, and the picture went viral – followed by constant requests for the piece.

Michael Kors

The fashion show of Michael Kors is and remains a true classic – whether he incorporates the “Town-and-Country” or the glamour style. The outfits of the famous New York fashion designer are presented by famous faces like Kaia Gerber and Bella Hadid.

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren is part of the hard core of Fashion Week with his always recognizable style. He is extremely popular with his chic and recognizable fashion: classic, tailored, tweed and lamé looks reminiscent of English aristocrats.

  • Find out more about Ralph Lauren

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs is going for a very edgy style in his Fall/Winter 2020 collection. Singer Miley Cyrus walked the catwalk as a star model – she has long called the designer her fashion mentor and was a perfect match for the staged Park Avenue Armory style on the runway.

Rodarte

Behind Rodarte are 2 sisters who caught the eyes of the audience with a theatrical production. Stars like Bella Hadid walked their runway, which perfectly reflected the aesthetic style with puffed sleeves, ruffles and gold accents.

Longchamp

Specializing in leather goods since 1948, the French luxury brand focused on bomber jackets with shearling collars, wide leather belts and layered looks with statement pieces in patent and leather. Creative director Sophie Delafontaine says the inspiration for the iconic collection was the ’70s.

Coach

His show featured bright pops of color, leather coats and colorful socks in retro sneakers – very eye-catching, in other words! Some pieces featured motifs by the late artist Jean-Michael Basquiat. Basquiat’s niece walked the runway for this one.

Jeremy Scott

The creative director of the fashion house Moschino focuses on unusual pieces that have been offset with lettering, patterns and much more. Lacquer and leather & biker jackets are among the styles in the front row. Jeremy Scott is known for his unconventional styles and patterns – for him there are no limits.

Tom Ford

The US-American fashion designer, who was a designer for Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent for a long time before founding his own brand Tom Ford, focuses on chic and elegant style: blazers, long skirts and fancy hair are not to be missed.

Versace

Versace is known for the edgy and recognizable looks – lots of patterns, colors, unusual materials but still elegant. Famous faces like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid or Kaia Gerber walk the runway of Versace.

  • Here you can read more about Versace

Brandon Maxwell

The American designer has a more casual but elegant style in his clothes – not much fuss but still eye-catching. Maxwell even once took on the role as Lady Gaga’s fashion director and has designed many of her stunning looks.

Video: New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020

Watch a short video about New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020 here:

Exclusive Model Coaching: Catwalk Training and Personality / Acting

Personality. Posing. Catwalk. Sunday morning started our long prepared model coaching in our agency building in Cologne’s Mediapark. Two experienced model coaches, Lutz and Omega, supported our Cocaine Models team with a personality coaching and a catwalk training for the models. The response was great and our models were highly motivated to improve their skills. Michelle accompanied our models and gives a short insight into the exclusive model coaching.

Well structured model coaching

At half past nine our Cocaine Models team starts with the last preparations for the Model Coaching in the Mediapark in Cologne. Screens are set up, small snacks prepared and the camera equipment checked. The first models arrive on time at half past nine. We are excited and the models are already looking forward to the exclusive model coaching. The day is well structured, starting with personal coaching at Lutz, followed by catwalk training at catwalk expert Omega. Besides, short videos of our models are shot and Polaroid photos are taken.

 

 

Personality coaching with modeling professional Lutz

Lutz enters the room, numerous pairs of eyes examine the self-confident personal coach, who also works as an experienced model. His charisma is likeable and engaging, we are convinced: He can give our models a lot in the matter of “appearance” with customers. He talks entertainingly about his experiences in the model industry, emphasizing how important the charisma and body language alone are for the first impression. Very important: Our models must understand that their body is the decisive working instrument. A training in advance is very important, everyone must get to know his body exactly. The charisma is not only conveyed by emotions, that is new to many. Body Language: An underestimated means to show character. The models must take up space with their aura and show full presence. Interesting: Customers read the characteristics of potential models based on their posture, without many words is a judgment made, job: Yes or no!

 

 

How to convey emotions correctly

How do I look sexy? How do I radiate grief when I’m not sad at all? How can I develop anger at the push of a button? Typical thoughts and problems of a model. Acting talent is a must in the modeling business. Just like an actor, a good model must be able to slip into different roles. While the models learn different posing tricks, our photographer Oli takes Polaroid photos and performance videos with each model in single passes. English language skills are tested: Everyone must introduce themselves briefly in English. Lutz goes through some exercises with the other models and lets them recreate typical situations from everyday model life. Shy models have no chance to hide in the crowd, Lutz proves his skills. After one and a half hours, Lutz is almost unstoppable and our models are thrilled, the personality coaching is coming to an end. In cooperation with Lutz, our photographer Oli carries out a short sample shooting with some of the models in front of the group. The newly learned posing techniques are immediately demonstrated. The coaching has had an effect! Our models skilfully implement the learned posing tricks. At the end of the training Oli gives the models some tips for working with different photographers. Now the whole team deserves a short break. The small snack buffet lures with different delicacies and coffee smell fills the foyer.

 

 

Catwalk Coaching with catwalk professional Omega

Catwalk professional Omega is already waiting motivated in the event room. Our models occupy their seats with fresh energy and satisfied faces. Omega starts with a big smile and a short straight-walk. WOW, he knows his stuff. His top catwalk rule: Every catwalk performance is about selling! Pressure and internal tension are good, but there must still be a special serenity. The presentation on the catwalk must be controlled, yet relaxed and natural. Fashion is in the foreground, the models only present the products. You have to play a role not only during photo shoots, but also on the catwalk. Omega introduces different catwalk types and does some exercises with the models. The event room is filled with sales rattling, the models improve their weaknesses under Omega’s instructions. Omega spreads a good mood, the models are motivated and constantly improving. Especially the posing turn turns out to be a small catwalk trap. No problem! The group takes it with humor: Like actors on a film set, our models repeat their walks until Omega gives his “Go”. The final walk ends the instructive and entertaining catwalk training. Let’s hear it for Omega!

 

After the success comes the relaxation

The last show videos will be available soon. Our entire team is gathering and the models are performing their new Catwalk arts. Satisfactory feedback goes through the round. We are proud of our protégés and grateful for the great work of the coaches. A successful Sunday comes to an end. From 5 pm the models make their way home with many new insights. Our Cocaine Models team takes down the props and sets off for the well-earned weekend.

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Agency Model Coaching – personality and appearance for models

Personality. Posing. Catwalk. Sunday morning started our long prepared model coaching in our agency building in Cologne’s Mediapark. Two experienced model coaches, Lutz and Omega, supported our Cocaine Models team with personality coaching and catwalk training for the models. The response was great and our models were highly motivated to improve their skills. Michelle accompanied our models and gives a short insight into the exclusive model coaching.

Well structured model coaching

At half past nine our Cocaine Models team starts with the last preparations for the Model Coaching in the Mediapark in Cologne. Screens are set up, small snacks prepared and the camera equipment checked. The first models arrive on time at half past nine. We are excited and the models are already looking forward to the exclusive model coaching. The day is well structured, starting with personal coaching at Lutz, followed by catwalk training at catwalk expert Omega. Besides, short videos of our models are shot and Polaroid photos are taken.

Training Schedule (Sunday): Catwalk, Posing, Presence

Part 1: Running coaching, catwalk training (Omega)

In Run Coaching, Catwalktraining with men Model Omega we practice different running styles, which help you in the model everyday life, on castings and in your jobs. Omega is known as an international model and catwalk coach. Omega teaches you to master every catwalk professionally and perfectly.

Part 2: Personality and charisma (Lutz)

From Modelcoach Lutz you get to know your own strengths and your individual character. As international models and recognized acting coach, Lutz knows how to sell strength. With personality and charisma your appearance with the customer will be perfect in the future.

Part 3: Posing and shooting training (Oliver)

With free posing you inspire your customers. That’s why in the third part of the workshop you will learn from Oliver Rudolph. Oliver Rudolph is a fashion photographer and professional when it comes to staging in front of the camera. He teaches you how to move in front of the camera and how to present fashion pieces and co. perfectly.

Part 4: Choreography (Marcel)

In the final choreographic training you will learn different routes of the international catwalk. For the finale we will run a complete rehearsal together and of course we will give tips and suggestions for improvement.

Part 5: Polaroid Shooting / Personal Video (internal)

During and after the workshop we ask individual persons to make a short shooting appointment. We give you the perfect background for a professional Polaroid set, with white background, optimal light and top photographer. In the second step we shoot a personal video for your next performance at the customer. That means personality, posing, walking! You introduce yourself, call yourself your agency, show yourself in profile (like Polaroids), post in front of the camera and do a walk.

Personality coaching with modeling professional Lutz

Lutz enters the room, numerous pairs of eyes examine the self-confident personal coach, who also works as an experienced model. His charisma is likeable and engaging, we are convinced: He can give our models a lot in the matter of “appearance” with customers. He talks entertainingly about his experiences in the model industry, emphasizing how important charisma and body language alone are for the first impression. Very important: Our models must understand that their body is the decisive working instrument. A training in advance is very important, everyone must get to know his body exactly. The charisma is not only conveyed by emotions, that is new to many. Body Language: An underestimated means to show character. The models must take up space with their aura and show full presence. Interesting: Customers read the characteristics of potential models based on their posture, without many words is a judgment made, job: Yes or no!

How to convey emotions correctly

How do I look sexy? How do I radiate grief when I’m not sad at all? How can I develop anger at the push of a button? Typical thoughts and problems of a model. Acting talent is a must in the modeling business. Just like an actor, a good model must be able to slip into different roles. While the models learn different posing tricks, our photographer Oli takes Polaroid photos and performance videos with each model in single passes. English language skills are tested: Everyone must introduce themselves briefly in English. Lutz goes through some exercises with the other models and lets them recreate typical situations from everyday model life. Shy models have no chance to hide in the crowd, Lutz proves his skills. After one and a half hours, Lutz is almost unstoppable and our models are thrilled, the personality coaching is coming to an end. In cooperation with Lutz, our photographer Oli carries out a short sample shooting with some of the models in front of the group. The newly learned posing techniques are immediately demonstrated. The coaching has had an effect! Our models skilfully implement the learned posing tricks. At the end of the training Oli gives the models some tips for working with different photographers. Now the whole team deserves a short break. The small snack buffet lures with different delicacies and coffee smell fills the foyer.

Catwalk Coaching with catwalk professional Omega

Catwalk professional Omega is already waiting motivated in the event room. Our models occupy their seats with fresh energy and satisfied faces. Omega starts with a big smile and a short straight-walk. WOW, he knows his stuff. His top catwalk rule: Every catwalk performance is about selling! Pressure and internal tension are good, but there must still be a special serenity. The presentation on the catwalk must be controlled, yet relaxed and natural. Fashion is in the foreground, the models only present the products. You have to play a role not only during photo shoots, but also on the catwalk. Omega introduces different catwalk types and does some exercises with the models. The event room is filled with sales rattling, the models improve their weaknesses under Omega’s instructions. Omega spreads a good mood, the models are motivated and constantly improving. Especially the posing turn turns out to be a small catwalk trap. No problem! The group takes it with humor: Like actors on a film set, our models repeat their walks until Omega gives his “Go”. The final walk ends the instructive and entertaining catwalk training. Let’s hear it for Omega!

After the success comes the relaxation

The last show videos will be available soon. Our whole team gathers and the models demonstrate their new catwalk skills. Satisfactory feedback goes through the round. We are proud of our protégés and grateful for the great work of the coaches. A successful Sunday comes to an end. From 5 pm the models make their way home with many new insights. Our Cocaine Models team takes down the props and sets off for the well-earned weekend.