Do you and your friends love fashion? If you spend all your free time flipping through fashion magazines and scrolling through your favorite brand’s blogs then you’ve probably considered running your very own fashion show a time or two. But instead of doing a small photo shoot, why not actually go for the real deal and organize a legit fashion show for charity. Not only will it be fun for you and your friends, but it could also be a really unique resume booster. Think about it: When you run your own show from scratch you gain skills like styling, event planning and fundraising, explained Teen Vogue magazine.
Ready for some fun? Here are all the elements you’ll need to consider when planning your very own fashion show:
Devise a theme
Every fashion show has models strutting their stuff to elaborate set designs – the more creative the better. Your set and clothes should play off one another so they come together to tell an imaginative story for the audience. Perhaps you already have a theme in mind, but just in case you don’t, here is some inspiration for you:
- Classic novels or movies
- Modern or unconventional
- Gothic chic
- Reflection of your charity.
Select a charity for fundraising
What cause do you admire? Make sure your proceeds are going to something you truly care about so it will make the experience that more meaningful. Once you start inviting people, explain that all funds will go to the charity of your choosing, and that donations are always accepted – and strongly encouraged.
Scout a location
This might be harder to pin down, but if you do just a little research, you’d be surprised to see what cool locations you can come up with in your area. Your location, and stage, will be a big part of your story, so ensure it matches your theme – or be really good at transforming the space with your decor.
Create a soundtrack
Be sure to create a playlist that is in keeping with your theme. Today’s hits might be fun to listen to, but they could be distracting if they don’t match your theme. eHow explained that music with a strong beat will be pleasing to your audience, and will give your models confidence to have a strong walk.
Audition your models
You and your friends will likely me doing all the modeling, but you should also consider pulling in some extras. You’d be surprised – or maybe not surprised at all – at how many people could be willing to help you with your project.
Fashion elements your show must include
Finally, once you’ve locked down your theme and the clothing sizes of the models, you can design your outfits accordingly. However, you must incorporate some of the hottest fashion styles of the year. Below is a list of all the must-have fashion trends you should incorporate on your runway according to the Huffington Post and PopSugar:
- Choker necklaces
- Ankle bracelets
- Stylish accessories – aka your BABY-G BGA161-2B watch
- Off-the shoulder apparel
- Lace-up shoes
- Suede materials
- Statement scarves
- Denim – aka the Canadian tuxedo.
Now you’re ready to host your very own fashion show. Don’t forget to take pictures!
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