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Tips for Organising a Fashion Show

Things that you will need to do or decide:

    • Someone willing to be in charge and responsible for the show
    • Models can be volunteers from agency , parents, or the students
    • Will the show be private (open only to those connected to the school) or public?
    • Should you hire an appropriate venue or maybe approach the shopping centre where the shops are to host or sponsor the show.? When choosing a venue need to think about staging and seating from the start. Also think about how many people you hope to attend? Number of models? Where models will change and enter/exit the stage? Also if you want space to dance/hold stalls/display clothing for people to buy at the end of the show .
    • Seek support and participation of local clothes stores.
    • Sound system/lighting/music/choreography.
    • Refreshments (will you need a license to sell alcohol)?
    • A decision whether to raise the money by ticket prices, commission on sales, participation fee levied on the clothes stores participating or a combination of the above.
    • Should the event be held by night or day, weekday or weekend?
    • What theme to use: summer, winter, baby, young, teenager, sports, 14 up (size that is).
    • Schedule time for rehearsals.
    • Publicity/posters/tickets
    • producing a programme for visitors giving the order, names of designers, a short description of each garment and an explanation of why the show is being staged.
    • Charges at the door or will all tickets be pre-sold
    • Recording the event – photographer and/video recording

    Your theme may depend on which clothes shops participate. You may have to see which shops agree to participate then work out a theme. Be prepared to adjust your theme to local influences.

    Time is crucial when organising a fashion show so give yourself plenty of lead time.

    If you've any tips for organising a Fashion Show in your school, please add them to the comment section below

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