Measurements and Requirements of Runway Modeling – Capturing the Catwalk
More often than not, aspiring models dream of walking up and down the catwalk, strutting in style with all the eyes in the crowd staring up at them. Runway modeling has long been held in great fascination by most outside observers, especially with the popularity of shows like Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model, which have provided an inside look at the modeling industry. However, runway modeling holds an even bigger and more special place in the hearts of models aspiring to strut their stuff on the catwalk.
Sometimes, there’s very little to distinguish high-fashion modeling from runway modeling; both aspects involve wearing the fancy stuff and doing shows on the catwalk. There are some subtle differences, though. Runway modeling doesn’t always involve high fashion pieces, for one, and sometimes certain shows will allow for runway models that don’t fit the typical measurement requirements because of the kinds of clothing that are being modeled.
Measurements for runway models
In addition, the requirements for models vary. Below are the prescribed measurements for those who want to make it as runway models:
~ Height: Females need to be at least 5’9” with slight builds, small busts (cup A – B), and narrow hips; males should be at least 6 feet tall, up to 6’2”, with lean builds
~ Weight: Around 110 to 125 lbs for women and 140 to 155 lbs for men, though sometimes there’s more importance put on the build instead of the actual weight
Work hard, play hard
Runway modeling can be pretty demanding from a number of standpoints, so it’s important to go into it with the understanding that there’s a lot of hard work and a good deal of professionalism required. Fashion shows are slated for specific dates and times, so it’s important to know these and show up on time. In addition, fittings and rehearsals are also part of the job, so being in attendance for these is also a must. Discipline is also a big part of it, as this will help you maintain the necessary figure as well as your health.
You will surely be in for a whole lot of events and afterparties once you’re a runway model, so there are plenty of chances to play and party hard once you’ve got work out of the way. These are great opportunities to make the most out of your work, while also affording you a chance to build on your existing network by mingling with other people involved in the business.
In case you’ve tried your hardest, pulled out all the stops and still don’t make it, never fret—there are always other routes you can take for your modeling career. God’s path is often not our first choice. Runway modeling may be one of the more illustrious types of modeling, but there are also many others that can be just as fulfilling—and they could be better suited to what you have or with what you want to do. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that you gave your dream a go regardless of the outcome. God bless!