Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Models Strut Their Stuff For Top Designers

AIR NEW ZEALAND FASHION WEEK 2004

Models Strut Their Stuff For Top Designers At Model Casting

Heavy rain didn’t deter the hundreds of models who turned out in the weekend for a chance to grace the catwalk during Air New Zealand Fashion Week in October.

More than 200 hopefuls, female and male, turned up bright and early to the model casting held at the Hilton Auckland on Saturday morning.

They strutted their stuff in front of an audience of about 30 designers and their production teams, who were there to choose models with the right 'look' for their shows

The auditions gave the design teams the opportunity to observe New Zealand’s best models in one place, at one time.

Unique to the New Zealand collections, the auditions are intended to be a one-stop-shop for the designers, said Air New Zealand Fashion Week Managing Director Pieter Stewart. “Bringing all the models together like this makes it much easier for them.”

Ms Stewart said the challenge for designers is to choose models who complement not just the unique look of their garments, but the style or theme of the show they are creating.

“The number one thing is that they’ve got to look gorgeous. But they’ve also got to have a great walk and have got to fit the concept of the show too,” said designer Kate Sylvester.

Air New Zealand Fashion Week needs more than 200 models for its 30-plus shows spread over four days from 18-21 October.

As many as 30 models are needed for individual designer shows. Time spent in hair and make-up means models cannot do adjacent shows, so designers must get in quick to secure those models in hot demand.

Six of New Zealand’s top modeling agencies put forward their best talent for the casting which started at 9am and ran until midday.

Strong media interest saw more than a dozen media turn out to photograph the casting.

Next in the diaries of Fashion Week models are the model workshops being run by renowned New Zealand model Angela Dunn.

Here especially for Air New Zealand Fashion Week, Dunn will run special workshops for models prior to the collections giving them a unique opportunity to learn tips from one of the best in the business on how to make the most of a designer’s garments.

These workshops are scheduled for October 11 and 12.

Ends –

About Air New Zealand Fashion Week:

Air New Zealand Fashion Week unites the finest of New Zealand fashion and showcases it to the world. In just four years, the event has delivered significant trade opportunities for New Zealand fashion’s inherently indigenous take on urban style.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news