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Fashion Models

Descriptions & Duties

  • Fashion Models wear and display clothing and accessories, and pose for advertising, film, or artistic creation. They stand, turn, and walk at the fashion shows in designers' clothing with the desired styling and makeup. They may pose for photographers and clients in photo shooting to demonstrate the features of clothing which advertise in magazine or newspaper.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Trade Specific Competencies

Fashion modelling professionalism

Fashion Models must be good professionalism in fashion modelling, such as controlling their diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep to keep in shape.

Posing skills

Fashion Models spend most of their time posing before camera. So they must have good posing skills to enable photographers to capture the best pictures.

General Requirements

Other specific requirements

  • Completion of related training course is an advantage

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Fashion Models generally are employed by modelling agencies. They work in a variety of conditions like irregular hours, places, work duration and different weather conditions for different jobs.


  • Makeup kits

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