Types of Modelling

Types of Modelling

The industry hosts a variety of different niches for male and female models to excel in. Specialist agencies cater for each type to help hopefuls who wish to pursue a career in the particular area of the fashion world. Female and male model requirements differ from niche to niche.

Top Models – this models are Instantly recognisable. they are household names who have become celebrities and have achieved global or regional fame.

Commercial Models – High street and catalogue brands feature models in their ad campaigns to promote the latest designs for the season. The requirements are slightly more relaxed opting for an accessible look.

Teen Models – Covering 12-17-year-olds, jobs for teens are usually for brands who cater for this age range.

Child Models – Those aged under 12 fall into the child model bracket and are used to represent a brand who designs for kids.

Plus Size Models – As a way to break into the industry, curvaceous figures are campaigning for representation. Fuller physiques are hired by plus size brands and a small proportion of mainstream designers. To become a model with this label you have to be a size 12 or over.

Fitness Models – Athletic and sports labels hire muscular female and male models to train and pose in their apparel to promote their brand. Toned abs, bulging biceps and strong thighs are required for this niche.

Body Part Models – An area for those with particularly beautiful hands, legs or feet will succeed in the body part world.

Petite Models – For those under 5’6, jobs consist of the commercial industry working for labels who cater for a tiny, small frame.

Glamour Models – This niche requires models to wear lingerie (or be completely nude) and pose in a seductive, provocative way. Only accept these roles if you truly wish to work in the glamour industry.


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