Modeling is for sure a unique profession and shows us the variety of talents in an interesting way. The fashion industry employs a high number of models and since the bloom in the fashion industry, the scope of modeling has increased all over the world. Be it in terms of ethnicity, skin, gender, or age, there is much more diversity in this industry than we can ever think of.
With so much variety, there is a possibility of confusion, so for a budding model, it is important to keep an open mind and become well versed with the opportunities provided and then go with your best fit!
“Modelling as a career, helps you create something in your own unique way”
This industry is vast and has various unique positions and categories to try out. Explore and move forward with it!
Also called Editorial models, these are said to be the ‘whole package’ of what a model should be. They usually get featured in high fashion magazines and work with the biggest names in the industry!
The main point of the editorial is to display a story using pictures and graphics, and usually show the latest trends in fashion. Be it make-up or skincare, they are uniquely new!
Whenever we think of modeling, we get the images of models walking on a ramp showcasing new styles in fashion. These Runway Models are also called Catwalk Models. They walk the runway to showcase the new trends of the season or new designs. These models have to maintain precise measurements as they’ve to fit into the dresses designed by the designers.
These models are more inclined towards advertising products than fashion modeling. This area is the most inclusive and open one in the whole industry, all that you require is being healthy and fit. Moreover, this area is widespread and the preferences for these models change according to the client.
Usually aged between 30-45, these models have to maintain beautiful skin and a healthy body. Modeling is all about feeling at home in front of the camera, so these models usually have prior experience in modeling in their younger years. Some models also work at the age of 60 or more! They mostly work as commercial models and also models for anti-aging skincare products.
“Fashion is artistically designed to express the boldness of beauty”
As clear as the name suggests, these models are kids aging below 12. They usually prefer kids who are comfortable working with strangers or have an outgoing personality. Children with this personality are ideal as they’ve to understand and act according to the order given to them at the set. Kids are usually involved in promoting clothes, toys, footwear, and whatnot!
In this genre, the models go modeling for tattoos, piercings, hairstyles, etc. For being one, you should have a personal and unique style, have your photos taken, build a portfolio and search for further opportunities. The best thing about this category is that you are your own boss, your own creator, and express yourself freely.
Art models usually become the subject of the art piece like paintings, illustrations, graphics, sculptures, and photography. For being an art model, you should be comfortable with sitting for long hours in a single pose. And the most important quality that you must possess is confidence.
This includes modeling for a particular body part. This goes by a crisp, fine, and careful selection. They select models with beautiful hands and feet, or the body part that they are modeling for. The most common are modeling for hands and feet and their demand in the industry is very high!
“Modelling is not just beauty and smile; it takes boldness and style”
These models do not sign up with any agent or agency. They work for themselves. Moreover, they do all their marketing, branding, promoting, and networking themselves, with the internet acting as their shield. They need to have a strong portfolio and work experience.
These models basically promote or sell a particular commodity at some live events or shows. Above all, they should have a sound knowledge of the product they are showcasing and must be really outgoing and good at communication.
Fit and Fitness Models
People often confuse Fit models with Fitness models. No, they are no the same. Fit models make sure that the size and fit of the garments are maintained in the manufacturing process by working behind the scene, whereas Fitness Models are fit, toned, and athletic. They usually work for supplement companies, fitness companies, and athletic wear.
Many companies create catalogs for the display of their products and clothes. That is when catalog models come to play. Therefore, the job of these models is to make those garments look good while wearing them. Models of all shapes and sizes pitch in, creating huge opportunities for budding models.
These were a few categories in the modeling industry. In conclusion, modeling is a popular culture all across the globe and all we have to do is explore these creative and unique options. Moreover, opportunities are everywhere, all that we have to do is reach for them. Identify your talents and make them special, do not settle for less, do what best fits your tea.