Fashion Modeling Jobs

What is Fashion Modeling?

Fashion modeling is one of the more competitive niches of the modeling market, but it also one of, if not, the most lucrative types of modeling.

When a designer creates a  garment or accessory, he will usually need some way to display the item to the public. This is where fashion modeling comes into the picture. Fashion modeling involves using models to show off a particular type of fashion. This allows the public to see how a particular fashion looks, which can help create public interest and promote the designer.

Several different types of fashion items can be displayed using fashion modeling. Some items that can be modeled include garments, accessories, jewelry, and cosmetics.

Benefits of Being a Fashion Model

As a paid fashion model you may have the opportunity to travel to beautiful locations such as Italy and France, be pampered, attend events with celebrities, and earn thousands of dollars a day. Modeling can also lead to many other fabulous opportunities including acting in major films and television shows.

Making money as a fashion model is not always easy, since this is often a very competitive career but once you break into the industry the possibilities are endless. Fashion modeling is expected to grow considerably over the next few years. “It” models have continued to turn out profit and success for a number of designers and other companies in ad campaigns and fashion shows. The fashion industry is a multi-billion dollar business that so far shows no signs of slowing down.

Fashion models must be tall and slender (5’7 to 6’0). While there are some very successful fashion models in the 5’7 height range, the industry tends to lean more towards models 5’8 to 6″0, for men it is at least 6 foot tall and a 40 regular. Fashion Models also must have perfect skin be between 16 to 26 years of age  and be un-discovered. Fashion modeling is a career that doesn’t require any specific degree or credential.

How to Find Fashion Modeling Jobs

If you fit the above criteria for a fashion model than you are ready to go, you will need to stop and create a portfolio before you try to find fashion modeling jobs. The portfolio is a very important factor in the career of a fashion model. Your portfolio will need to contain head shots as well as full body shots of yourself. The portfolio is what modeling agencies will look at when deciding to hire you or not..

The majority of fashion models usually sign on with modeling agencies or companies. These types of agencies act as go middle men for fashion models and prospective clients. In fact, many fashion designers will not hire models unless they are represented by modeling agencies.

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