How to Showcase, Volunteer or Work During LA Fashion Week
LA has a fiercely independent spirit. Maybe that’s why LA’s twice-yearly fashion weeks, unlike so many others, are not centrally organized.
TO SHOWCASE YOUR DESIGNS, CONTACT SHOW PRODUCERS
To showcase, apply at producers’ websites. Here’s a list of show producers you can contact.
TO WORK, MODEL OR VOLUNTEER
1) For volunteer or job opportunities, contact individual show producers for deadlines, guidelines and to apply.
2) For models, designers, stylists, photographers, hair and MUA professionals, first contact individual show producers for deadlines, guidelines and to apply.
You can also try this casting link.
3) To be part of the LAFW community, and for announcements regarding attendance, calendar updates and more, join the LAFW List.
TO ATTEND (AS PRESS OR PUBLIC)
Depending on the event, you can request press accreditation (or buy tickets) here.
HELP! I WAS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN LA FASHION WEEK, AND I’M NOT SURE IT’S LEGIT!
Here are some general rules of thumb:
Ask where the show will be held. Is it in a theatre? Large club? Warehouse? Restaurant? Bar? What part of town will it be held? Check the venue online and see if it’s something that looks right for you.
Do your homework. Does the producer have a history of good, prior shows? Check their website and Facebook. See if they have fans and a solid history, backed up with press and photos. When in doubt, ask questions.
How much are YOU paying to showcase or attend? Are you paying for your own flight and hotel accommodations, to model or “showcase” in a tiny bar? Get all the facts and weigh the cost versus benefit.
Learn about modeling scams. No need to fret. We’re just saying to exercise reasonable caution. We recommend this guide to fashion-related scams.
Well, that’s about it. Good luck!