ETHEKWINI NEWSFLASH
 
For immediate release
 
10 May 2017
 
EThekwini Invites Local Aspirant Fashion Models
 
Young people from eThekwini Municipality, who are eager to break into the modelling industry and participate at Durban’s annual premier fashion event, the Durban Fashion Fair (DFF) 2017, are invited to modelling auditions.
 
The auditions, which will take place over two days on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 May, from 08h00 to 17h00 at Botanic Garden, will provide young men and women the opportunity to display their talents on the catwalk, showcasing the amazing work of local fashion designers during the DFF in August.
 
EThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede said the creative industry has increasingly been recognised as a key potential contributor to job creation.
 
“The City initiated the Fashion Development Programme as one of the devises to respond to economic challenges facing the City and poising a major challenge to economic growth. This is a great platform for our young people to explore opportunities that the fashion industry possesses,” said Mayor Gumede
 
The programme demonstrates the City’s commitment to developing the youth and exposing them to various creative platforms. “With the model scouting, we are opening opportunities for young people to tap into the fashion industry and to build a culture of entrepreneurship,” said Mayor Gumede
 
She added that unemployment remains one of major challenges in the City. “Through this programme we want the youth to be actively involved in addressing socio-economic challenges by creating employment opportunities,” she said.
 
Aspirant models that are keen in pursuing a modelling career are encouraged to take part in this opportunity the City has offered. They are not required to have any modelling experience or be represented by an agency and don’t require a portfolio of photographs.
 
Successful candidates will go through intense training that will be provided by well experienced fashion experts.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR ASPIRANT MODELS ARE AS FOLLOW:
 
Female models :
•Must be between the ages of 16 – 35 years (bring copy of your ID to verify your age)
•Minimum height, 1.75m without heels
•90-92cm hip measurement
•Must wear body fitting clothing and heels to the casting. Jeans are not allowed
•Advised to wear minimal makeup
 
Male models
 
•Must be between the ages of 16 - 35 years (bring copy of your ID to verify your age)
•Minimum height, 1.83m
•Trouser size 30/32
•Must wear fitted T-shirt or shirt and closed shoes or trainers to the casting
•Must be in good physical shape
Members of the media are invited to modelling auditions scheduled as follow :
VENUE : Botanic Gardens
DATES : 12 and 13 May 2017
TIME : 08h00 – 16h00.
For more information on modelling scouting contact Nondumiso Mhlongo on 031 311 4500 or nondumiso.mhlongo@durban.gov.za or visit Municipal website on www.durban.gov.za or Durban Fashion Fair (DFF) website at www.durbanfashionfair.com
 
Ends
 
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Head of Communications, Tozi Mthethwa.
 
 
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