Top Tips

Castings are a typical experience throughout the year for talent, but especially during Fashion Week.

That’s because designers and casting directors alike seek to meet with various profiles who will represent their brand and new collection.

As completion increases, so does the pressure for making a lasting impression, which is why it’s never been more important for talent to be prepared ahead of this busy time of year.

So, read on to find out the terms you need to know and our top tips to nail you’re next casting.

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Keep your outfit simple! You should wear something that is fitted to show off your look, but nothing that is overly tight that restricts you from walking and posing,

In terms of clothing, nude, neutral and basic clothes colours are what’s best. So whether that is a simple pair of skinny jeans and a t-shirt and heels; being simple will show off your natural beauty.

Come with a fresh face-Casting managers are looking models with a natural look and little to no makeup as it allows them to see your features.

Leave your sneakers at home- The number one rule at a casting is to come in with a pair of heels (the bigger the better). A pair of heels with simple outfit can glam up the whole outfit.

Hair- Your hair should be pulled back and out of your face and if you have shorter hair then make sure you do not have any hair covering your face (no bangs no fringe). Your hair shouldn’t draw the attention away from your face.

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Open Calls:

At an open call, you are able to present yourself as a professional and showcase your previous work and walk, if required. 

Once you enter the casting, the client may request for your  portfolio and comp card, which should be filled with ten to twenty-five recent photographs.

The more variety, the better, so liaise with your agent on a regular basis to ensure you are illustrating your most recent, high-quality and engaging content.

Call Backs:

If you are successful, you maybe invited for a second casting, this could include a fitting, where you will try on the outfit the designer has picked for you.

Go See’s:

These are bespoke opportunities with photographers. During this interview, you are able to showcase your portfolio and your personality.

Describe your interests, hobbies and skills to help the photographer really engage with you and your talent.

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1.Do Your Homework

2.Ensure you have enough comp cards

3.Bring your heals and an up to date portfolio

4.Dress accordingly

5.Arrive 10 minutes early

6.Always be polite

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