The Assignments team at Models Direct often get enquiries from clients looking for fitting models……What are the requirements for a fitting model?
Being a Fitting Model may not be something you hear about alot, but they are an essential part of the design process for fashion designers and clothing manufacturers. When working as a fitting model or (fit model) you are acting as a live mannequin, the client will want to see what the fit, drape and visual appearance is like of their product on a ‘real’ person.
When client’s are looking for a fitting model they will have very specific requirements, these generally consist of height, bust-waist-hip circumference, arm and leg length, shoulder width, and any other measurements that are required for that particular garment, so it is essential that the Models Direct team are kept up to date with your measurements as and when they change and that they are accurate. As a model with Models Direct you are able to access your online portfolio at anytime and update any changes.
Fitting models can be men, women and juniors, with Models Direct receiving enquiries from all over the UK for different rates and client budgets.
Models Direct have supplied fitting models to numerous clients, some of those are well known high street sores, such as, Matalan, River Island, Debenhams and Asos. More often than not a client will repeat the booking of a fitting model and it will become regular work as they are the ideal size for that particular designer, the model and client then build a relationship and the model can become an integral part of the design process by offering comments and suggestions on fit, movement and feel.