As fashion week fever kicks in around the world - shows are ongoing in London and in Delhi right now, while Karachi will see fashion week take place this October - the spotlight is centred firmly on the models that tirelessly walk down the runway. Models have to stay put in layers of make-up, tall headdresses, uncomfortable shoes and often unflattering clothes and put on a smile and a confident walk for the world to see. Often dismissed as mere ‘hangers’, models in Pakistan have become all-rounders of sorts, dabbling in acting, hosting corporate events and TV shows and even becoming designers.
But what does it take to become a model? The Express Tribune spoke to Pakistani designers, stylists and choreographers about the five key things needed to become a model.
Hassan Shehryar Yasin
Choreographer and designer
Height - should be tall
Should have sense of professionalism
Choreographer and former model
The right attitude - being punctual etc
Looks, figure, height
Being very professional
Social skills and networking
Should have no airs
Bone structure Complexion
The desire to become a model
Published in The Express Tribune, September 19th, 2010.
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