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Little Rock Fashion Week model search next month for 5th annual fashion show

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Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013

Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013 17:04

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Hopeful models will be preparing this week for the auditions of the Little Rock Fashion Week, which will be held May 4-5 at the Holiday Inn Presidential Hotel from 2-5 p.m.

LRFW fashion show will be held at the Robinson Center Exhibition Hall on July 15-20. Expo will start at 6 and fashion show at 7. The event is hosted by Oneofakind Talent Inc. Tickets can be sold at Uncle T’s and littlerockfashionweek.com.

Male and female models of all ages and sizes are welcomed. All models who are auditing  are required to wear a plain black T-shirt with no logos and wear jeans. Females need to bring heels, except for young girls, and no make-up or accessories are allowed.

If selected, first model rehearsal is scheduled for June 2-July 14 at Horace Mann Arts and Science Magnet School from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Models from all over the world are featured in top-notch fashion and the experience provides networking with leaders of the modeling industry, entertainment and fun. All models compete in various categories and can win a modeling contract with a cash prize.

“Around 400 models all over the world come to audition,” said Brandon D. Campbell, founder and executive producer of LRFW.

 The process generally goes as follows: applications are given, measurements are taken, there’s a breakdown of how the process will go, photos are taken, models are videoed, models meet with the judges, a demonstration is given, and then the models begin.

“Judges are given guidelines, and it’s probably one of the tougher fashion modeling castings,” Campbell said. “Criterion is no different from any other major fashion.”

Models will audition in front of the following judges: Candace Barker, Regency School manager; Andrea Finnley, KATV 7 Social Media Producer;Mandi Harper, fashion blogger; Hannah Daniel, 2012 LRFW Model of the Year; and Jessica Duff, KTHV-CBS Producer.

“I am looking for talent,” Daniel said. “If you have the talent, you most certainly will catch my eye.”

The days of fashion week have different events each day that include: music remix showcase on Monday, July 15; Artist Statement on Tuesday, July 16; For Kids By Kids (FKBK) fashion show on Wednesday, July 17; fashion forum on Thursday, July 18; LRFW VIP reception at the Italian Kitchen on Friday, July 19; and the LRFW main show on Saturday, July 20.

Different musicians of different genes collaborate together at the music mixer. Artist Statement is about focusing on artists and blending art with music and fashion. Even kids 13 and under produce, pick their own clothes and make-up for the FKBK event. The fashion forum is an informative workshop where those in the fashion business can share their experience and the media and VIP can socialize at the suit and tie event. 

“Everybody from media fashion world, models, designers, it’s a networking event,” Campbell said.

“Saturday is a big combination to kick-off the fifth show of fashion week and is very unique and creative,” Campbell said.

Past 2012 winners are: Hannah Daniel of Mabelvale, Model of the Year; fashion designer Kelvin Haydon, 2012 Clothing Line of the Year; Jamileh Kamran, LRFW Fashion Icon Honoree; 2012 Youth Fashion Sketch Design Winners were Serenity Clark of Bryant in the first-fifth grade division, Trinity Tremble of Lonoke in the sixth-eigth grade division and Ashton Martin of Little Rock in the ninth-12th grade division.

“Every year is bigger and better, but the people are what make LRFW what it is,” said Larry Scruggs, 2011 Model of the Year.

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