Are you taking part in Fashion Week this season and seeking agency advice on how to boost your confidence, instantly confirm jobs and storm the catwalk for Spring Summer 19? Head of Development at Bookings, Becca Walker reveals her industry insight to achieve these goals as she enlightens fashion models on how to nail your next casting.
As an agency, Bookings is notoriously well-known for sending the fiercest models down the catwalk, such as Tifeny Moreira, Connie Vickers, Chloe Smit. The London based agency is one of the founding members of the Association of Model Agents and Becca joined the team over three years ago and has previously worked for various other model agencies and has fashion experience working with New Look, casting models for the brands latest campaigns.
From the models to watch, advice for your first season, what you need to always have in your bag during castings and more, Becca reveals what happens behind the doors at an agency during fashion week, so you can gain such valuable advice and be fully prepared.
MV ASKS: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE LFW AND WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH MODELS FOR THEIR FIRST SEASON?
Fashion week is so much fun! We love our girls to get involved, it’s a great way for them to meet the incredible designers and also make friends with other models.
The best advice we would give would be to try and be confident! If you don’t feel confident, fake it until you make it!
Confidence really shines through in castings and on the runway.
Self-care is also very important, so make sure to look after yourself in the busy show season, so you don’t burn out before the shows.
MVASKS: WHAT ARE THE TOP 5 THINGS YOU THINK EVERY MODEL NEEDS IN HER BAG DURING LFW?
- Your Phone (for lots of selfies!)
- Water and snacks,
- A full stack of fresh comp cards and your portfolio,
- A killer pair of heels which you feel comfortable walking in,
- Face Wipes, these are always important after a show in case you need to rush to another casting or job.
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MV ASKS: AS AN AGENCY, CAN YOU BRIEFLY DESCRIBE HOW YOU PREPARE EVERYTHING BEFORE THE SHOWS?
Fashion week prep starts weeks in advance. We ensure that all the girl’s walks are up to scratch by hosting tutorials and even ask some of the more experienced girls to attend so they can share their insight.
We also carefully curate and select the strongest imagery before the shows in preparing cards for the show packs, we also love sharing some of our beautiful, behind the scenes content on our social media to promote the event and market LFW each session.
MV ASKS: WHICH MODELS DO YOU THINK ARE THE ONES TO WATCH FOR THIS SEASON?
We have lots of fabulous models participating this season, including:
MV ASKS: WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SEASON AT LFW SS19?
Every season we also look forward to seeing our girls walk on the runway! We all feel like proud mama hens when we see our girls strut their stuff on the catwalk!