Monday, 28 November 2011

Types Of Modelling: Fashion Modelling


As the term 'modelling' brings lots of different understandings we have decide to take to pieces this term and tell you some more about the specific types of modelling. It is important to understand the type of model you want to be. By understanding the type of modelling you are interested in you can learn what the requirements are and if you can meet them.
Today we will tell you some more about Fashion Modelling.

The Garment and Beauty product industries are in huge need of models. People want to see what clothes or beauty products look like on somebody and they have to look very well. Your high-fashion, designer-label garments, are designed for what fashion designers view as the "ideal woman." This is someone tall and slim, and also very young. In major markets like New York, this is someone who is 5'9" to 6' tall and from a size 8 to a size 0 depending on what is in. For men it is at least 6 foot tall and a 40 regular - of course, you have to have that "look" to go with the clothes. In secondary markets we would like to have this but often work with fashion models that don't meet these measurements. It is more important you just have a look of being tall and slender and that the sample clothes will fit you. The "look" can run from classic beauty to some extreme looks for fashion.

Of course If you think about working in front of the camera, you need to be photogenic. The symmetry of the face is very important however some minor shortcomings can be retouched.

The Fashion Modelling is divided in following types:

FASHION EDITORIAL MODELLING -it's the modelling for magazines which focus on fashion and most often are published monthly. Editorial work usually is not paid (at least at first) but it gives you a change to get some reputation and build your experience. Also, they are not as strict when it comes to size requirements when choosing a model.

FASHION RUNWAY MODELLING – working in this industry you would be presenting new collections in front of potential buyers of designers. Depending on the show, the buyers will or will not buy the collection. That's why the restrictions for models here are very strict as their role in selling the clothes is crucial. That's why the designer wants to have the most ideal models they can get.

FASHION CATALOG MODELLING – this is quite big market as there are many clothing catalogs published. The models are being chosen based on target group that they would like to sell the clothes to. The model should be a nice representative of this group. You have a chance to earn money as the volume of photos which are being taken is very high.

FASHION PRINT MODELLING – this is print advertising of fashion and beauty products. The important thing is that by being displayed in public places somehow you will be selling your image which means you will be paid well because of that. This industry is looking for kinds of models which would suit the best the profile of their products.

BODY PART MODELLING – in this type of modelling the producer needs to use just a part of your body to advertise their products, if you think your feet or hands are not ideal enough and they need to take a close up photo of this part of the body, this is when feet or hand model jumps in. The most demanding and popular are hands models.

The list of fashion types modelling could go longer but these are the most important ones.
We hope you find these characteristics useful.


  1. really helpful and quality advise

  2. Thanks for this information it has really helped me to understand the different forms of modeling available.

  3. That's why we do this! There will be more tips coming so stay in touch!

  4. Great advise can't wait for my photo shoot

  5. This website is so good, I've picked up soooo many tips for my modelling career. Thanks!


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