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Linn: Dolce & Gabbana in Milan – Lifestyle of an international model #Interview

Just last year that our Linn walked for Dolce & Gabbana over the catwalk in Milan and had an exciting shooting for Moschino. Now our Natascha met with Linn to ask her a few questions about her experiences with us and various things about the world of modeling. How she stays in shape as a model, what she can advise you to do when you start modeling and how such a high fashion show works. In addition, more cool information from the everyday life of a model is waiting for you in this exclusive interview.

The Interview (German)

Linn: Back from Milan – high Fashion Model #Teaser

Linn, one of our wonderful New Faces is fresh from Milan back in Germany. We took this chance and put our Natascha together for an exclusive interview with her. How the everyday life of a model runs and her experiences with brands like Dolce & Gabbana and Moschino. Find out on Sunday on our Youtube Channel or here in our blog.

Training for Los Angeles, Milan, Toyko & Co #TEASER

Model Coaching – Finally it’s time again, our New Faces from all over Germany meet for Model Coaching. With the help of model coach Lutz Marquardt they learn tips and tricks about posing, charisma, catwalk and more. Here already once a small Teaser for you. You can find the whole video on Sunday on our Youtube-Channel or here in the blog!

Model Coaching for 2019: School’s out

Linn for Dolce & Gabbana #1 Fashion show in Milan

After having experienced a lot this year, from model coaching to her first big music video with one of the hottest German artists Miami Yacine, the music video: “Designer”, Linn now had her first show in Milan for Dolce & Gabbana. After she was already in America once, then again briefly in Germany, she is this time in Milan for modeling. With our partner Agency Women she has now gotten one of the greatest jobs at Fashion Week Milan. In Dolce & Gabbana on the catwalk, in one of the big fashion capitals. Italy stands for highest designer art and Milan in particular. 100% High Fashion – Congratulations from Berlin!

Linn for Docle & Gabbana

 

Backstage bi Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda and Alta Sartoria

Dolce & Gabbana is one of the largest high fashion companies. Dolce & Gabbana was founded by Domenico Dolce, born 1958 and Stefano Gabbana, born 1962 in Milan. Dolce & Gabbana’s first international recognition came in particular from Madonna, who accompanied the high fashion brand for many years. The two fashion designers designed more than 1500 costumes.

In the 90s the duo further expanded their position, among other things with perfume, which has been awarded as the best women’s fragrance of the year. Dolce & Gabbana has evolved ever since and has worked with many artists including Beyonce and Kylie Minogue. Dolce & Gabbana now includes not only the main line, but also the Alta Moda, as well as Dolce & Gabbana Junior.

Dolce & Gabbana offers its customers not only first-class fabrics and designs of the highest quality, but also lifestyle and luxury. With this mix, the brand has been convincing since its inception and continues to develop. The fashion shows are among the most coveted in the world, so once again big applause for our Linn and her first Dolce & Gabbana fashion show!

Fashion Weeks NY, Paris, Milan – the top models and shows in trend

All the cities where the official Fashion Weeks take place are the best to find or deepen their own fashion inspiration. From Paris and the Eiffel Tower, small cafes at the Seine, young couples strolling over bridges, Milan with its impressive Italian art and the Duomo, the famous cathedral. From London, Paris, New York and Berlin – At every corner of these cities you can find inspiration in the form of art, music or just the latest fashion. No wonder that in this fashion metropolis, millions of fashionistas and fashion victims watch the fashion weeks year after year. The Fashionweeks are the most important events in the world of design, fashion and models. In New York or the Big Apple millions and thousand of people walk around with new styles. You can only imagine how much inspiration you can get when you see the big, flashy and gigantic screens. All the citys where the official fashion weeks start show that the catwalks are where the streetstyles are inspired from the sources the designers, the “ambassadors” of fashion.  The Month of the fashion is over. February showed the newest trends and the new faces of the catwalks. From Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld to Versace or Dior we took a look at the shows and chose some of the models you should know.Take a look at them and check out the super models and the upcoming icons of the fashion world.

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Milan Fashion Week – From crazy Gucci Show to Gigi Hadid with Puppy

The designers of the official new collections, are often not only by art or z.b. Inspire music, but have their own muses. These are nowadays mainly models or stars and starlets. Not only models, but also life styles are a topic in fashion. Designers like Gucci want to use their fashion to express, transform, improve and sometimes highlight their positive sides or critique negative ones.

Every year, designers have to come up with new trends. To attract attention, they try to show the craziest things and most extraordinary shows. To make an impression, or to stay in mind, Creative Director of Gucci has come up with something new this year. Alessandro Michéle and his team showed an extraordinary fashion show in a room reminiscent of a hospital operating room. The Models that presented the collection were made up in various ways. Some of the models got a drawn monobrow and others walked down the catwalk with their own heads under their arms. From Models with horns to little dragons on their arms, Gucci has shown a mix of luxury fashion and a little freak show in his collection. The team tried to make the models look out of this world and somehow like fairytale creatures, but with a precision and a lot of effort to get a look that it looks almost real. Their message to show different and diverse looks, that are somehow freakish, defenitly catched our attention. Check the video from the show yourself.

The Tod’s brand is mostly known for making leather shoes, handbags and other accessories. This year they have shown their new collection at the Milan Fashion Week. The new fashion showed women’s clothing, in great muted and pastel colors such as beige, brown and cream. However, all the attention was on another factor. Gigi Hadid opened the show and like a few other models she was walking with a cute puppy in her arms.

Paris Fall / Winter: Chanel with chic Fashion in the Woods

Karl Lagerfeld is more than just the designer of Chanel. He defined and gave the Fashion the right style as amazing as no one else could have done after Coco Chanel. This Fall / Winter Collection of Chanel, he showed the clothes in a setting that looked like a wood. With leaves everywhere, trees and dark drapes coming from the ceiling, the Models walked down and showed pieces that defined the vision of the designs. Strong women with nice business dresses and beautiful pearls or gemstones on handbags.The Scenography was perfectly fitted to the designs and gave a nice insight look of the chic, classical and sophisticated look that Karl Lagerfeld sees with the brand.

Bottega Veneta Men and Womenswear – Großartige Mäntel und Stoffe

Model Julia Stegner opened the show of the new autumn / winter collection 2018 and 2019 Bottega Veneta. Among model asterisks like Caroline Trentini and Simon Nessman had a small catwalk comeback. The collection had the perfect look to express a great version of subtle luxury. If you look at the clothes, you can see the defined tailoring and good craftsmanship. The collection looks classy and looks expensive, but not with the typical features of the brand looks. These are beautiful dresses that you can wear season after season and look stunning but hidden and not intrusive.

Jeremy Scott or Moschino? Colorful Fashion: Faux Fur and Alien Looks

Moschino and Jeremy Scott. Jeremy Scott and Moschino. For those who do not know the brand and the designer, it is not clear which connection lies between the two. The designer Jeremy Scott with his eponymous brand is also the creative director of the well-known high fahsion brand Moschino. His fashion is known for bright colors and wild combinations. Moschino and Jeremy Scott go well together, the designer has sportswear and streetstyle covered in his own brand, and Moschino includes chic and sleek women’s clothing. The brand Moschino is like Jeremy Scott no gaudy color too bad, with the inspiration in Pop Art and the motto “Fashion has to be fun”, the designer shows the latest autumn / winter fashion. Unknowing viewers may have wondered why the collections are similar or even almost seem somehow identical. However, he showed a more elegant version of clothes in the Moschino catwalk show. The cuts, presentation and idea behind the collections did not look alike except for the colors: bright and expressive pink, blue or neon colors could be seen. Some models on the Moschino catwalk had pink and blue colored skin.Like strange aliens but with the famous “Jacky Kennedy 50ties Look” hairstyles. In the videos you can admire the great clothes and bags and be inspired by the looks that are “out of this world”.

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Fashion Week dates and highlights of the upcoming season

With the new year 2018, the Fashion Weeks will start again with the many new trends for the new year. The men’s fashion will be presented first in London at the beginning of January. Followed by the fashion shows in Milan and Berlin. The whole month of fashion is crowned with the Haute Couture Show in Paris. A big start to the new fashion year with designers, trends, photographers and models. You want to have an overview of Fashion Weeks in January 2018? Here are the most important data and all their famous designers like newcomers put together.

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Fashion Week London: Presentation of Autumn / Winter 2017 collections

Wow, London is in the mood for a full 3 days and presents the new men’s fashion of the season! Just as a small Funfact incidentally: Last year, a total of 25,000 bags of popcorn were eaten during the LFW. No wonder in the exciting fashion from Alex Mullins to Vivienne Westwood. It’s hard to believe, but nowadays men love to go shopping! We assume that many will be inspired by Fashion Week again.

  • Men AW 18/19: 6.-7. January
  • Women AW 18/19: 16th-19th Feburary

Men’s fashion in transition with new young designers

Again this year there will be newcomers who dare to go into the limelight and present their designs. According to insiders, the classics like jackets are being replaced by windbreakers and the whole style is becoming more casual and less severe. From whom we can expect such a fashion? These are our top 3 favorites:

  • Tourne de Transmission
  • Bobby Abley
  • Oliver Spencer

The classic style for every man

Of course, the classic style is still preserved in men. Well-known designers who have been in the business for years trust the fashion for the “real man” and rely on classic cuts and colors. Again, we already have our favorites, which we are sure that they remain true to their style this year:

  • Ben Sherman
  • John Lawrence Sullivan
  • Kent & Curwen

Runway Show Highlights of September 2017

Fashion Week Berlin

The capital of Germany is again dedicated to fashion in January! Both men and women can be inspired by Marcel Ostertag or Michalsky for the coming year. Who we can look forward to, learn here.

  • AW 18/19: 16th – 19th January

The well-known professionals in the Berlin Fashion Week scene

Like every year, there are always the same professionals among the many designers. Who counts to the absolute professionals? Here are our favorites:

  • Marcel Ostertag
  • Michalsky
  • Guido Maria Kretzschmar

Newcomers present their new collection in Berlin

There are also newer designers! The so-called newcomers of the scene who are only a few seasons present their new garments in front of the audience.

  • Vektor Berlin
  • Zukker
  • Odeur

Runway Show Highlights of September 2017

Fashion Week Paris

Paris is the city of love! But also the fashion and especially during the Fashion Week. We are looking forward to the new collections of the upcoming seasons. Big names like Chanel or Kenzo attract attention with great shows and models. Who we pay our attention to next season you will learn here.

  • Men AW 18/19: 17th-21th January
  • Women AW 18/19: 27th Feburary-6th March

Paris is the fashion city for designers all over the world

The great fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld will put on a big show together with Chanel, so we are already sure! Who are we looking forward to?

  • Chloé
  • Lacoste
  • Christian Dior

Fashion Week Paris opens doors for all designers

The attention should not only be on the professionals who have been in the business for several seasons! Because young designers are more and more following in the footsteps of their predecessors or are going their own way. Who we think you see here.

  • Ann Demeulemeester
  • Rochas
  • Uma Wang

Runway Show Highlights from Spring and Summer Collection 2017

Fashion Week Milan

In Milan, the sun is almost always shining! Especially during Fashion Week and also in winter. With the right designers and shows you can astonish every audience and let the very personal fashion sun shine. Who we mean? Here are our favorites for you.

  • Men AW 18/19: 13th-16th January
  • Women AW 18/19: 21th-27th February

Milan stands for fashion, designers and great shows

We are especially looking forward to the Fashion Week in Milan, because otherwise there are so many great shows and resident designers! Here our top 3.

  • Blumarine
  • Antonio Marras
  • Lucio Vanotti

Luxury brands – noble fashion on the catwalks

The big labels …

  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Versace
  • Jil Sander

Runway Show Highlights of the Autumn and Winter Collection 2017

Designers of Italy: From Gianni Versace to Guccio Gucci

Italy got one of the world most known fashion capitals: Milan. Milan is next to Paris and London on of the hotspots for new trends, fashion, and styles in Europe Read more

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.

Fashion Model Agency Milan

Milan is one of the biggest hotspots in Europe to become a model but you have to known the reqirements in Milan to become a model are very strict. In Milan most agencies are looking for fashion models not for commercial Read more

How to become a Model in Milan

You want to run Milans runways and maybe turn modelling into a full-time job or even a career. Cocaine Models is the Modeling Agency which connects models, with diffrent magazines, advertising agencies, designers all over the world. We handle the adminstartive burden and ensure that the jobs run seamlessly. Read more

Models wanted: Milan

Milan! Beautiful streets, the ultimate italic charme but it is not only a hotspot for tourists it is also one of the biggest model hopspots in europe. We are always looking for new models in Milan. Our modelbookers and model managers ensure smooth workflows and first-class results before and behind the scenes. Thanks to fast response times, modern infrastructure, fast model selection, do not wait long for options. Read more

Now on Board – Inga and Hannah

We are proud to represent these beautiful New Faces we casted in December’16. Inga and Hannah are exited to start their model carrer in Germany. Read more

International Models: Perfect model dimensions for elegance in advertising and presentation

Height – The classic model career dreams of every young model, almost always depends exclusively on the body size of the model. There are only a few exceptions, maybe one in a thousand who have made it due to their special nature. Everyone knows supermodel Kate Moss. She combines everything: a special look, a special charisma and she is always extremely committed at work. In addition, she leads a very interesting private life for the media and thus also the appropriate story.

Indeed! Body size makes the difference in model jobs

Every modeling agency is happy about such a diamond. But for the vast majority it remains with the rule: Your modeling career actually almost always decides only on the basis of height. When we go through applications in the agency, the first information displayed is not not name or your place of residence, first we see the height. Of course, we take a huge look at the photos. As a smaller model you always need the special, international look or a finished model portfolio. For international customers in particular the body and clothing size of the models counts. First of all, however, we look at what a typical customer from Germany attaches importance to when making his inquiry.

Basically, the following specifications are usually given by the customer for the model agency:

  1. Body size of the model (80%)
  2. Clothing size of the model (70%)
  3. Look of the model (hair length, hair color, skin tone, etc. to 65%)
  4. Recognition value (10%)

Elegant presentation of fashion requires slim body

Elegance – In order for products to be presented elegantly, the figure of the model is crucial for fashion designers and their agencies. The proportions of the model must be right, so that the overall picture is correct in the presentation. Whether fashion show, advertising poster or commercial. Clothing looks much more elegant on slender bodies. We all know the famous “dream measures” of 90-60-90 (hip / waist / chest). This three dimensions are considered ideal if it is proportional to body size.

In fact, as a high fashion model in Milan or Paris, that’s often too much. Your hip may like to be narrower than New Face, even the chest. A 87-58-82 (H / T / B) has a good chance of casting in fashion capitals.

Small models have less chances getting big jobs

Under 175cm you have no chance as a woman in a casting in the “fashion cities”. If you are smaller than 175 cm you will not have much or even no chances in the casting of the great designers. For online shops, labels and commercials in the national market, you still have the chance to get hold of jobs. That’s why it pays off, even as a smaller model, if you pay attention to your proportions. For example, when a product is presented by one person, not a group, body size is much less important. If the proportions are right and if you are less than 175cm and you are a little less than 90-60-90, the overall picture is right. However, PR and advertising agencies know that you tend to be less booked as a smaller model, so the fees are slightly lower. The sooner you as a model is the scheme: tall and attractive fits, the easier it is for you.

Being taller than 181 cm it becomes difficult as a woman again. As there are limits down, there are also limits to the top. Female models over 181 cm have it more difficult. For one thing, you’re taller than your colleagues. But you are often taller than your male colleagues. With high heels you are loosely as tall as most guys with 187 cm. Also on the catwalk. The fashion collections are made in one size only for the first presentation. Mostly for dress size 34 (max 34/36) at 175-179 cm. Designers, teams and producers would have to change every single piece or book all models larger.

These are just two factors to describe why starting from a certain height it becomes difficult to model successfully. Nevertheless, you have a good chance in the national advertising markets, for example in people agencies. They often have very similar jobs as modeling agencies: commercials, fairs & Co. In every big city there are people agencies.

Advertising effect of elegance for brands of all kinds

In the international fashion industry, the rules are much stricter, as mentioned earlier. Instead of 90-60-90 it may be like a 87-58-82. The fashion designers are looking at models as well as agencies to present the products as high-quality as possible. The more quality and exclusivity the product has on the consumer in the commercial or on the poster, the easier it is to justify a high price for the product or service. Therefore, as a good model that can sell products through looks and poses, you can also make a lot of money. Even for individual advertising campaigns, four- and five-digit amounts are possible for one-day advertising productions, even for “New Faces”.

Expensive or cheap: fashion must be elegantly presented

Even lower-priced labels try to get in advertising always on the level of high-priced labels. Be it an exclusive, international label or fashion startup, the model must have a slim body so that the garments fall optimally, do not wrinkle and sit perfectly. This applies to all fashion metropolises and models in New York, Paris, London and Milan.

Milan – Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week, established in 1958 is organized by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana. Our modelling angency support models in Milan as well! NEXT DATES: Sep 21 – Sep 27 2016 and Feb22 – Feb28 2017
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