Category: Fashion & Beauty
Keywords: fashion week, fashion events, Modeling,
From leading pre-fashion week boot camps to castings and scheduling, these are the people who make a model's runway moment happen.
For every model stomping the runway at New York Fashion Week, there's a team of agents managing her schedule, advocating for her during castings and deciding whether she should continue on to the subsequent shows in Europe. For modeling agents, fashion month involves a lot of legwork, all in the hope of creating a breakout star.
To find out exactly what work looks like for agents during fashion month, I sat down for a chat with Marissa Surmenkow, the head of scouting and development at Wilhelmina Models, and Jose Covarrubias, Wilhelmina's senior model manager, the day after New York Fashion Week wrapped up — and shortly before they headed off to London and Paris Fashion Week, respectively.