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FashioNXT is facilitating the designers showing in 2023 FashioNXT Week (Oct 5-7) by offering them models-suggestions through auditions in Portland and Seattle for them to finalize their model selections.

All interested models are advised to submit their information through the registration form below.

Runway Pre-Selection for Designers at FashioNXT Week 

Welcome to  the 10th anniversary of FashioNXT Week, listed #1 in the Forbes list of US Cities Fashion Weeks in 2023.
At the FashioNXT Week, models will be walking for some of the most extraordinary designers from Pacific NW,  and national and international designers. The event’s world-class staging leads to a 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, Portland Interview Magazine, Portland Mercury, KOIN6, KGW KPTV/FOX12 have regularly covered the images of the FashioNXT runway. Nationally and internationally, images of models from our runway have been published in Forbes Magazine, Apparel News, Vogue-China, People-China, Apparel Web – Japan, TIME Magazine, Wall St. Journal, Manila Mail, Accessories Magazine, Digital Trends, and Flair Magazine Italy.

FashioNXT offers this audition service for designers participating in FashioNXT Week by recommending skilled models from the auditions. Designers are in full control of the models they show to represent their collections in or out of this selection process.  You will be contacted upon confirmation from the designers.

Editorial Photo Shoot by FashioNXT

A high-profile editorial shoot featuring all-size models is to take place in early September. Designers participating at FashioNXT will be invited to dress the models, and the shoot will be distributed through all FashioNXT channels– social media, e-blasts, and the FashioNXT Week venue.

The exact date of the shoot is TBA; based on specific specs of the available qualified models and the availability of the matching designs by designers and schedule.

Call For Models

MALES:  Open.
Audition Requirements:
Models Auditioning For Female Looks: Bring high heels and outfits that show 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.
Under-age models must bring a legal guardian.
Space is limited
Have three of your fashion modeling images available on your phone at the audition.
Be ready to be measured and sign the Model Release Form at the auditions.

Portland Audition: Mid-August. Date and Location TBA

Seattle Audition: Mid-August. Date and Location TBA

Professional/agency models will be given priority in the audition.

Agency Models


$60 per Calendar Show or Shoot Date
(Up to $180 for three show dates)

– Dedicated Social Media postings at @fashionxt

It’s NOT required by models to be available to walk on all the evenings of FashioNXT Week, and the Editorial Shoot.

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 FashioNXT Week)

Benefits for Models Chosen for FashionNXT Week runway:
– Runway Mentorship by Industry Experts
– Representation opportunity by leading agencies
– 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 2024 FashioNXT Week with standard pay (spec restrictions apply)

Booking for any one or more show dates at 2024 FashioNXT Week (Oct 10-12) includes mandatory participation in a walkthrough, followed by a group fitting session, on Sunday, Sept 29th in Portland.
Select out-of-Portland models can be provided shared accommodation in our partner hotels during FashioNXT Week.

Interested models are asked to fill out the registration form below (In addition to the still images, upload a link to a short video of your walk. The video can be as simple as captured in your smartphone, and about 30 sec long).
For inquiries, 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 an 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 the runway producer asks you to. Refrain from doing the dramatic move on the runway at your own whim that distracts the audience’s attention from fashion
. Pay close attention to ALL the dates and times — shows, fitting, and 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 those requirements.
.  Respect is key — get enough information from all possible sources, including models who walked in the past for that show, whether it ensures a 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, the designer delivers his/her own vision, not the 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 the right outfit — for females — bring high heels, and wear an outfit that shows your walk clearly and easy to take measurements correctly. For males — bring covered shoes (not slippers)
. Showing up with the right personal hygiene is key. Your appearance, communication, and behavior should demonstrate you are serious about this role
.  Bring comp-cards if you have them. Bring a 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 the audition.