Model at IFWTO

The next Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto will take place June 9 – 12, 2022 at Harbourfront Centre in downtown Toronto.

Dates & Requirements

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Show: Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto 2022
Show Dates: June 9 – 12, 2022
Rehearsal Dates: TBD
Audition Date: TBD
Location: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
Compensation: $150.00 / show

NOTE: IFWTO is unable to provide travel, accommodation or per diem

SELECTED APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE IN-PERSON FOR AN AUDITION TO BE CONSIDERED.

NOT IN TORONTO? SKYPE AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD FOR THOSE NOT BASED IN TORONTO.

ONLY THOSE REQUESTED FOR AN AUDITION WILL BE CONTACTED

IFWTO IS A GENDER AND BODY-POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT AND WE ENCOURAGE ALL TO APPLY.

ALL MODEL REQUIREMENTS
(based on participating designers’ requirements):

  • You are an experienced or confident performer in modelling, dance or acting
  • Indigenous talent is prioritized however ethnicity is open
  • Any persons of any size or gender may apply
  • Runway walking experience is an asset
  • 18+
  • Available for fittings (day-of show) and rehearsals (May 26 and day of each show)

About IFWTO & Modelling With Us

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto (IFWTO) is a fashion, craft & textiles festival presenting the most distinct and progressive Indigenous-made works at the intersection of art, fashion and culture. IFWTO celebrates global Indigenous expression in fashion and the arts and its grounding in Indigenous knowledge, ways of life and storytelling. Led by Indigenous women, IFWTO connects audiences to artistic and cultural expression that celebrates and advances Indigenous artists and designers.

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto will host four runway showcases featuring 23 designers that will take place over four days. We are seeking 20 models for each runway showcase who have performance experience, including in modelling, dance or acting. Hired models will be invited to perform in 1 – 4 of the runway showcases with 1 – 7 appearances per show, based on designer requirements.

Models will work under the direction of IFWTO Artistic Director and report to the Model Coordinator. Hair & Make-up will be provided. Models are requested to bring two pairs of shoes that they can confidently walk in. Models will be documented for PR, media, educational, promotional, archival, artistic and possibly other kinds of purposes during this event in video, a live stream and photography and will be required to sign a release form to participate.

Only those requested to audition will be contacted.

Selected applicants must be available in-person for an audition. Skype auditions will be held for those not based in Toronto.

DEADLINE: APRIL 13, 2018
SEEKING ALL SIZES & GENDERS

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto is a four-day multi-platform festival of the most distinct and progressive Indigenous-made fashion, craft and textiles launching May 31-June 3, 2018, challenging mainstream perceptions of Indigenous people and culture, which are often stereotyped, commodified or exploited. IFWTO is led by Indigenous women, offering audiences an authentic, accessible opportunity to connect with Indigenous artists and celebrate cultural expression.

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto will host four live runway showcases that will take place over four days. We are seeking 10 – 20 models for these runway showcases with performance experience, including dance and acting, to work with 23 Indigenous fashion designers. Hired models will be invited to perform in 1 – 4 of the runway showcases.

Models will work under the direction of IFWTO Artistic Director, as per the larger collective vision of all showcased designers. Hair & Make-up will be provided and shoes might be requested to be provided models.

Event Dates: May 31- June 3, 2018
Location Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
Compensation: $200.00 (honourarium, subject to change)

 

NOTE: IFWTO is unable to provide travel, accommodation or travel

 

Female Model requirements:

  • Indigenous models, dancers & actors (for runway) prioritized however ethnicity is open
  • Height Range: 5’6″ – 6’1
  • Dress Sizes US 6 – 16
  • Runway walking experience (including through dancing and acting)
  • Minimum age 18 and up
  • There will be 1 fitting and 1 event rehearsal

Male Models: Please contact us directly about opportunities with the below application information

APPLY BY EMAIL apply@IFWtoronto.com

  • 1 headshot photo
  • 3 full length photos (including front, side and back perspectives)
  • List experience: 3 – 5 runway engagements, or dance, acting and other performance experience
  • Specs & Measurements in Inches (Age, Height, Bust, Waist, Hips, Arm Length, Leg Inseam, Waist to Floor, Shoe Size, Hat Size)

Only those requested for a casting call will be contacted