Frequently Asked Questions

 

GENERAL INFORMATION


+ When is RVA Fashion Week held?

  • RVAFW events take place during the month of April and our Fall Fashion Weekend events during the month of October.
 

MODELING AUDITIONS & REQUIREMENTS


+ When are modeling auditions held?

  • Model calls are announced through all of our social media outlets and website and generally held 3 months prior to RVAFW events.

+ Do I need prior modeling experience to audition?

  • No prior modeling experience is required.

+ Is there a minimum age requirement to audition?

  • RVA Fashion Week welcomes ages from high school teenagers to adults.
  • All models will be asked to sign a consent form. Signing this form does not grant participation in any RVAFW shows/events.
  • All models under the age of 18 will need a parent/guardian with them to both audition and sign the consent form.

+ What is the minimum height requirement?

  • All models interested in auditioning for RVAFW must be 5’7" or taller without heels.

+ Are there shoe requirements for the audition?

  • Yes. Ladies: Boots, booties, block heels, wedges or heels 3 inches and below are not allowed.
  • Gents: Casual shoes and sneakers are not allowed. Dress shoes or Chelsea boots are preferred.

+ What do I bring and wear to the audition?

  • We want to see you with no distractions! All models must wear form fitted clothing so that judges are able to easily see your physique. (e.g. gents = t-shirt and jeans, ladies = leggings/jeans and a tank top). Please do not wear hats, head wraps, excessive makeup or jewelry.
  • You do not need to bring anything with you to audition. Simply arrive photo ready and prepared to walk! Model Comp Cards are not required or needed.

  • You will be contacted about acceptance into RVAFW via email so please write legibly on your registration form (provided at audition) so that you receive proper notice.

+ Other requirements & information

  • Space is limited so we ask that you come alone to auditions unless you are under the age of 18.

  • All models who audition will receive an email letting them know about final decisions after both auditions have concluded. (In the event more than one audition is held).

  • In the event there is more than one audition, you only need to audition once.

  • Please note at this time video submissions are not permitted.

 

FASHION DESIGNER AUDITIONS & REQUIREMENTS


+ When are designer auditions held?

  • Designer calls are announced through all of our social media outlets and website and generally held 3 months prior to RVAFW events.

+ What do I need to bring to auditions?

  • All designers must be able to produce an original clothing collection.
  • Your collection must have at at least 8 complete looks relevant to the upcoming season.
  • All designers must bring 5 complete designs from a current or previous collection.
  • Designers may bring their own fit model or we can provide one for you.
  • Designers must bring an up to date portfolio and any sketches or fabric swatches from the collection you plan to show.
  • Please have an up to date website and any social media outlets to provide us a link to.
  • Designers must be able to attend all fittings and show days that they are participating in. No exceptions!
  • All selected designers will be required to pay a $75 fee to secure their spot as an official RVAFW designer.

+ Other information

  • Plus and male designers are welcomed.
  • In the event there is more than one audition, you only need to audition once.
  • All designers will be contacted about acceptance into RVAFW via email so please write legibly on your registration form (provided at audition) so that you receive proper notice.