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Open audition will be held for models to participate in the runway shows of 2019 FashioNXT Week, (Oct 2-5).

Portland Audition: 2pm to 6pm, Sunday, Aug 11th, Hi-Lo Hotel,  Downtown Portland.

Seattle Audition: 3pm to 6pm, Saturday, Aug 17th, Barbizon

On this 8th anniversary of FashioNXT Week, models will be walking for some of the most extraordinary designers from Pacific NW,  and national and international designers. FashioNXT being one of the highest profile fashion shows in the country and its world-class staging leads to significant increase in the stature of the participating models. The show consistently provides the most opportunity to get media publicity and following locally and nationally. Among others, The Oregonian, Portland Monthly Magazine, About Face Magazine, Portland Mercury, KPTV/FOX12 have regularly cover the images of FashioNXT runway. Internationally, images of models from our runway have been published in Vogue-China, People-China, Apparel Web – Japan, TIME Magazine, Wall St. Journal, Manila Mail, Accessories Magazine, Digital Trends and Flair Magazine Italy.

Sample Size Models’ Auditions

FashioNXT offers designers the option of choosing models from a shared pool of sample sized models and this audition is for the sample sized models only.

[ FashioNXT welcomes diversity in designer apparel sizes and in the body type of models. Designers may offer non-sample size apparel and select their own models at the designer’s own cost to present that apparel. Alternatively, designers may at their own cost engage FashioNXT services to complete an additional model selection to the designer’s needs. With the designer selections, FashioNXT offers diversity in models and apparel sizing.]

FEMALES: Minimum: 5’8″ – 6’0″ (without heels), Dress Sizes: 0-4,
MALES:  Minimum: 5’11” – 6’3″;, Waist: 28-32, Jacket Sizes: Up to 42L
Audition Requirements:
Females: Bring high-heels, outfits that shows the walk clearly (not loose fitting or ankle length dresses).
Models willing to walk for swimwear shows bring swimwear
No heavy makeup. Maintain personal hygiene.
Have three of your fashion modeling images available in your phone at audition

Agency Models


Up to $240 for four show dates
($60 per Calendar Show Date)

– Inclusion in high profile FashioNXT online picture galleries throughout the year
– Dedicated Social Media postings at @fashionxt

It’s not required by models to be available to walk on all four evenings of shows.

Unaffiliated Models
UpNXT-Models: A New Face Development Program

(For Models Not represented by any agency at the time of audition till the end of 2019 FashioNXT Week)

– Runway Mentorship by Industry Experts
– Representation opportunity by leading agencies
– Inclusion in Runway modeling in 2019 FashioNXT Week (Oct 2-5)
– Dedicated Social Media posting at @fashionxt
– A Certificate of Completion of FashioNXT Model Incubator Program
Unaffiliated Models won’t receive financial compensation

Best Incubator-Model’s Prize Package:
Industry Experts will Select The Best Incubator-Model
– Exclusive Announcement in FashioNXT Social Media
– Exclusive Feature Blog by FashioNXT Media
– Inclusion in 2019 FashioNXT Week with standard pay (spec restrictions apply)

Booking for any one or more show dates at FashioNXT Week (Oct 2-5) includes mandatory participation in a walkthrough, followed by a group fitting session, on Sunday, Sept 22nd in Portland.
Select out-of-Portland models can be provided shared accommodation in our partner hotels during FashioNXT Week.

Interested models are recommended to fill the registration form below (In addition to still image, upload a short video of your walk. The video can be as simple as captured in your smart-phone, and about 30 sec long).
For inquires, email:,

How to Do a Successful Runway Audition

. Practice, Practice, Practice. Look at the videos of past runway shows of the event so you know what the casting director will be looking for, and practice at home. Do it in front of the mirror, and selfie videotape yourself. Showing up unprepared is ineffective use of time for all.
. Three of the most important part of runway walk: (1) walk (2) pose and (3) turns. Pay attention to all three.
. Runway walk is about representing the cloth the way runway producer asks you to. Refrain from doing dramatic move on the runway at your own whim that distracts audience attention from fashion
. Pay close attention to ALL the dates and times — shows, fitting, walkthrough to make sure you can commit to the work. Dropping out after you made your availability known creates significant disruption for the show, as finding the right replacement model can be very difficult. It can negatively impact your professional reputation. Unfortunately life can bring unforeseen emergencies. If it happens, keep the bar for making the drop-out decision high — the closer to the show-date it is, the higher should be the bar. The earlier you sync with the runway producer the better you control the damage.
. Pay attention to the model spec the specific show is asking for in model-call, and only show up if you fulfill that requirements.
.  Respect is key — get enough information from all possible sources, including models who walked in the past for that show, whether it ensures respectful work environment for the models before you consider attending the audition.
. If you have specific boundaries (say, not modeling swim-wears, or other types of reveal), make it known to the casting director on or before the audition. It’s important you make sure you refrain from doing what you aren’t comfortable with before it happens, rather than succumbing to any pressure.
.  It’s important to recognize that, designer delivers his/her own vision, not models’, through the models’ looks on the runway. That includes not only clothing and accessories, but also, hair and makeup styling, audio-visual etc.
. Show up with right outfit — for females — bring high-heels, wear outfit that shows your walk clearly and easy to take measurements correctly. For male — bring covered shoes (not slippers)
. Showing up with right personal hygiene is key. Your appearance, communication and behavior should demonstrate you are serious about this role
.  Bring comp-cards of you have it. Bring soft-copy of your modeling image for the casting director
. Have a clear understanding of your expectations — payments or TFP, benefits before the audition
. Maintain a professional social media presence. Be ready to add value to the show by offering promotions through your channels. However, if you are unwilling to do it, let it be known at audition.