The Requirements for Fashion Models


While high end fashion models earn some of the best incomes worldwide it goes without saying that this is an industry that is quite challenging and very cutthroat. Nonetheless, many young people still aspire to make an entry into the industry to become top models. Realistically, it is expedient that any aspiring model, male or female should learn all that they can about modeling.

Generally, models are employed to exhibit attires that fashion designers create and serve the purpose of promoting these attires that represent current trends and tastes. They grace catwalks with the attires and represent the fashion houses that employ them. Fashion models are not restricted to just apparel. They also promote clothing accessories, cosmetics and other beauty products through videos, photos, catalogues, magazines and posters. Fashion models are professionally contracted and are paid well for their work.

Modeling in the fashion industry is not about the person but more about the clothes. There is more to modeling than just a pretty face. There are a lot of physical considerations that go into the choice of models. The requisite talents as well as the adaptability appropriate for working in diverse aspects related to the fashion industry are also a requirement. Creativity and innovation will get any model to the top. The ability to meet the diversity demanded of fashion models will make a model distinguished.

Female models are scouted by agencies from ages 14 to 22 and are expected to be tall, lean and with long legs and also have an average lower height of about 5.8. There have been exceptions though and while there is no average higher height, some female fashion models have been known to be 6.3. Chemistry in front of the camera and in the runway is important as well as the ability of one’s body to fit well into the modeling attires. Body measurements are expected to be at about 34-24-34.

It is advocated that male models should have a waist of 26 to 33 inches. They should have a chest that measures at about 32 to 40 inches and their lowest heights should start at 5.11. Their ages can begin at 16 and end at 60. Male models have a longer career than their women counterparts.

Fashion models must be prepared to get into the career by taking photos and sending these photo’s to modeling agencies. Photos are best taken without any makeup. It is advisable to wear clothing that accentuates one’s body structure. Having a portfolio and a resume will also help and it would be best to start small and build on what one has begun. Once you have done all you need to do, it is time to wait for your break into the world of fashion modeling.

By Dermound_Becker

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