INDFW Model Overview

About the Opportunity

Indiana Fashion Week (INDFW) will take place August 16 – 21, 2021 in Indianapolis, IN. In preparation, we are beginning the casting process for runway models. To create a diverse & inclusive runway experience, we are accepting applications from models of all ethnicities, sizes, heights, gender identities, and abilities. The ideal model is one who has experience walking in runway shows. As well, they are professional in presentation and communication.

About the Platform

INDFW is a community-driven initiative of Indiana Fashion Foundation, a nonprofit organization that thrives on the generosity of the individuals and organizations in our community. As a result, participation in INDFW is currently on a voluntary basis. However, cast models will  receive a complimentary ticket to the Making it IN Fashion Industry Conference, which is scheduled for Fall 2021. They will also receive a complimentary all-access pass (nontransferable) for the runway venue on August 21, 2021, including access to the VIP lounge.

Note: We do not cover expenses for travel or accommodations.

The Casting Process

Comp Card Submission & Review

Models interested in walking during INDFW will be required to submit an application and submit their most recent comp card to be reviewed by the style team. (If you do not have a comp card, please, check out this video to learn will how to create one.)

Casting Invitation

After they have reviewed all submissions, the style team will create a shortlist of models who will be invited to attend an in-person casting, which will be held in Indianapolis in the month of July 20​21. 

If you are invited to a casting, please...

  • Wear a fitted solid black t-shirt, slim solid black pants, and solid black shoes
  • Bring 1 hard copy of your most recent comp card with your contact information (cell and e-mail) and your current stats, including your name, height (in bare feet), measurements (bust, waist, hips), dress size (if applicable), shoe size.
  • Bring a pair of black high heels (if applicable)
  • If under age 18, bring a parent or guardian to the casting.

Final Selections

Following the in-person casting, final model selections will be made by designers and/or style team. Please note that selected models may receive notification as late as one (1) week prior to the scheduled show date.

Apply Now

Before you apply...

Review ALL information on this page before submitting your application.

Applicants are required upload their most recent comp card in PDF or JPEG format.

Please, note that completing the application and/or being invited to a casting does not guarantee that you will walk.

Model Application

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