FASHFEST Model Casting 2017



Modeling hasn’t been getting a good wrap lately. Stories of models being left to stand in dark corridors for hours on end, or being told to only drink water so that they are the right size, have been emerging as casting directors and models themselves seek to call out bad practice within the industry. The life of a model certainly isn’t all that social media leads us to believe.

While it involves a lot of hard work, long hours and constant scrutiny, modeling can also be a lot of fun. If you live in Canberra or its surrounding regions and have dreamed of becoming a model, or at least giving it a go, we have an opportunity for you.

Canberra’s annual fashion festival FASHFEST is calling for models to walk the 2017 runway at the end of September. An open casting will be taking place on June 4 at the National Convention Centre. Last year a record 500 hopefuls turned up to casting, with about 90 being chosen.

Don’t worry if you haven’t modeled before as FASHFEST co-founder Andrea Hutchinson assured us last year that models with no previous experience have made the final selection. ‘We spend a lot of time with the models, getting them catwalk ready, training them,’ she told us. ‘If we see potential in someone, whether it be versatility or a unique look, we will choose them knowing that we will work with them to get them ready. It’s not just all about experience, we give everyone a fair chance.’

If you think you have got what it takes to be Canberra’s next top model, use the link below to register. And before you do, find out more about what went down at last year’s model casting here.

FASHFEST Model Casting

National convention Centre

Sunday 4 June

Register Here



Illustration by Judy Kuo

Emma Batchelor

Emma Batchelor

As well as a near obsessive interest in fashion, Emma is a former scientist, occasional contemporary dancer, avid reader and self-confessed cat lady (she has three). Emma lived in Leiden in the Netherlands as a baby and Leiden ought to have been her middle name had her mother thought of it at the time and not chosen Louise instead.

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