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21-06-2010
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anyone else volunteering at this seasons berlin fashion week???

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and who should i contact for volunteering at Paris fashion week. and how long in advance? Maybe someone has already done it? ALL kinds of help will be VERY usefull to me!

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OH that would be interesting! I wanna know too for paris.

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I don't know about Paris, but in NY you usually have to contact the designer's publicist/PR firm, who often coordinates and supervises the volunteers. If they are not the one's who do that, then contact the design house directly and ask who is in charge of the volunteers for fashion week.

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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.

this is so true...we thought staying later to help at Rad Hourani would get us noticed but not the case they just said thank you and moved on...none of them asked us for our names or anything...the other dressers are usually students mainly FIT...the models most of the time talk to us if they can speak english and the male models are a lot more laid back

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I've never done it, but I feel like mentioning some things that seem like common sense tips to me.

I would think you more likely get a position if:
-obviously you have connections
-you ask early, and then you find out why you were rejected if you were
-you also ask right before the show
-try for lesser known shows, or even better less known fashion weeks

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for volunteering at NYFW or Berlin FW you have to contact IMG.

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Well, I volunteered at Berlin Fashion Week and I can highly recommend it to everyone! You can choose between seating and dressing which is both pretty exciting.

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Wannabemodelbook,
Very nice you volunteered in Berlin!

What have you send to IMG if I may ask, just that you'd like to volunteer or did you add your CV etc? And do you have to live near Berlin?
I'm almost 18 and I'd love to volunteer! Do you have any idea of the minimum age?

Sorry for all the questions.. I hope you don't mind

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This counts for Berlin only:
You just have to write that you'd like to volunteer, no CV or Resume!!
You do not have to live near Berlin but you have to pay for your Hotel etc. on your own.
As far as I remember also 17 years old volunteered but I dont know if you have to be 16 or 18 at least.
If you would like to volunteer at Berlin Fashion Week in January 2011, just send a short e-mail to volunteer.mbfwb@imgworld.com!

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Does anyone have any info on Canadian fashion weeks?

I am in Ottawa, but Toronto Fashion Week or Montreal Fashion Week are also suitable options as Ottawa's Fashion Week is fairly small.

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Might be a stupid question: but do they give you any "thank you" presents for volunteering? Gift bags, anything... idk?

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Might be a stupid question: but do they give you any "thank you" presents for volunteering? Gift bags, anything... idk?
no if they have left over gift bags sometime they will give them to volunteers
but most of the time they just say thank you and leave

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Well, in Berlin you can keep your working outfit (shoes,jeans,shirt). When you are volunteering as a seater you can keep the gift bags they have left over. As a dresser, some designers give you presents for helping ( I've got a t-shirt from one designer and a bag from another designer).

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^lucky you
NY is nothing like that unless
you are asked to fill a seat where there is
a gift bag...and we wear our own outfits to work backstage (all black)

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