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23-02-2009
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I know that I'm too late for this season, but I want to start now in finding work for next season to make sure I get a place! Is it possible for someone of the age of 15 to do unpaid work at fashion week? Who should I contact about it?
Hello! Well i've just learned that I will be a volunteer for Toronto Fashion Week. I haven't got the details of what i'll be doing yet but i chose Backstage and assistant as my primary area.

I suggest start researching on all the major fashion week events going on in your area (i just did a simple google for the official site) and sometimes there's usually a post about calling for volunteers. I would start early and just really do your research.

When applying, be yourself but professional in the letter - list anything that would come in handy in terms of your skills - customer service, leadership roles, schooling and interest in fashion of course. Although not everything on your resume has to be fashion-related, it just has to show that you are experienced in dealing with people and situations.

There was an age limit for the Toronto fashion week, over 19. So make sure you check that first Good luck!

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Does anyone have any information about how can I apply for a volunteer position during the london fashion week?

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26-09-2009
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There was an age limit for the Toronto fashion week, over 19. So make sure you check that first Good luck!
Does anyone know if this still stands? I'm about to turn 18, and looking for experience volunteering at a fashion show - I've worked behind the scenes at two before, and I'm looking to expand my experience, as I'm working on putting together a portfolio for Ryerson's Fashion program.

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Hi thelooks!

The age limit still stands. I'm volunteering for the upcoming shows at Toronto Fashion Week and on the waiver form, it states that volunteers must be 19 and over.

P.S. I'm putting together a portfolio for Ryerson's fashion program too!

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is anyone else here volunteering at Vancouver Fashion Week?

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The college I go to emails us opportunities
I did the Juan Carlos Obando show
and we snuck into the Rad Hourani and said we were suppose to be helping
took longer than expected for them to let us help but we dressed models

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Toronto fashion week isn't so exciting to me anymore..

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The college I go to emails us opportunities
I did the Juan Carlos Obando show
and we snuck into the Rad Hourani and said we were suppose to be helping
took longer than expected for them to let us help but we dressed models
That's amazing!!!

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Hi thelooks!

The age limit still stands. I'm volunteering for the upcoming shows at Toronto Fashion Week and on the waiver form, it states that volunteers must be 19 and over.

P.S. I'm putting together a portfolio for Ryerson's fashion program too!
Where did you end up volunteering?
Are you applying for design or communication? I am having the hardest time with some parts of my portfolio!!

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I ended up volunteering in different positions. I was mostly backstage. To be honest, you could have volunteered because they don't check how old the volunteers are. One girl I volunteered with was 17. I'm applying for communication.

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Fashion show dresser question.
How do I become a Fashion show dresser in New York? I was once one in Chicago for Stewart Talent and Elite... but does anyone have any info for the New York area?

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Do you think if I would volunteer in a fashion week maybe I could possibly get a job after that? I'm thinking I would meet lots of useful people... Maybe someone has experience with that? I am interestend in the upcoming Paris fashion week and would REALLY appreciate all the answers!!!

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I dont believe there isn't anyone gere who could reply to my question...

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OK ... I'll bite.

I think that volunteering at a show is not enough to get a job. It's so hectic, you'll be constantly rushing around like everyone else. Most likely you will be assigned as a dresser and will just have contact with one or two models who are too busy to talk to you. So, I think that no one will notice you unless you mess up and that certainly won't help.

You'll probably meet other volunteers ... maybe during breaks before things get hetic ... but you won't be networking with anyone important. One person will probably be assigned to show you what to do ... possibly an assistant or intern of some type.

But what you gain is a bit of insight about how a fashion show works and be able to add it to your resume/CV.

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Thank you, BetteT.
I ased about this as I'm moving to Paris in September and I'll be looking for a job there, I thought it would be genius for me to come and to volunteer in the fashion week to make some connections, meet new people (I hardly know anyone there) and maybe land a some kind of job afterwards...

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