Tips For Runway Walk
Runway modelling is the artwork of walking down the runway like a cat, like a slinky attractive cat that can't be interrupted. The fine runway fashions have an air of self-assurance and indifference that can't be matched. These appropriate ladies stroll effortlessly, slowly and prefer they have got no-where-to-go-that-should-be-of-any-interest-to-you-attitude. Yet they are able top romote clothes. Watch Style on Cnn or E TV on Saturdays and you could see those wonderful fashions in action.
Learning the correct way to step on to the catwalk is essential for all catwalk models. It takes many hours of practice to perfect the style necessary for a successful modelling career. Your model's walk could make or break your career. look will be to your advantage when dealing with any area of the modelling profession. If you project a professional appearance and demeanour, the client will treat you with respect and most likely reserve the assignment for you.
Posture: Think up. As you walk, stand with as light lean back so that your legs can go first. Keep your toes pointed forward so they don't come out. Then walk with one foot in front.to the other as if you were walking on a hearse.
Hips: Most people think you need to do a lot of hip swinging. Your hips will move naturally, so there is no need to overdo it.
Arms: Let your arms swing naturally. Be careful, however, that they are not too stiff or that they do not have large movements. The clothes you wear will help you decide what to do with your hands, you may need to keep something or put one in your pocket.
Attitude: Be bossy
and flirtatious. It will entertain
you for the audience.
Rhythm: Pick a rhythm and let the loud music motivate you. When a natural bounce occurs to the beat, add it remembering to keep your head up and shoulders back.
Eyes: You should never look down. Always look in front of the cameras or choose a spot on the wall in front of you so that you won't be distracted by anything else that distracts you.
Pose: When you reach the end of the floor, take a break and then lean to the side with a lot of attitude.
LEARNING TO WALK THE WALK
1.Every model should always think.
As you walk down the catwalk, be sure to stand up straight, leaning back slightly so your legs come out first. Point your toes so that they point forward, not outward. Finally, walk one front in front of the other, like an acrobat on a tightrope.
2. Be hip-smart here.
This is not a dance competition and when the models walk their hips sway naturally, so no model should put in extra effort here. The key here is not to overdo hip movements -it isn’t necessary.
3. Posing is absolutely essential.
As a rule of thumb, many models have a pose at the end of the runway, with the hip extended. When there is a T-track, the patterns alternate with an additional pose at the right end of the “T”; after a short break, strut to the left side of the "T"; comeback to the center, pose and pivot to the start of the track as you pass the next model going down.
4. Never overthink arms here.
Let arm movement swing naturally; while keeping in mind that this is the same type of natural movement as hip movement. Please keep in mind that you do not want to appear too stiff or any over exaggerated movements. Last, clothing may dictate that it is more appropriate to have a hand in a pocket, which will also prevent any excessive arm movement.
5.Eye contact is a strong indicator of confidence.
Not unlike a job interview, never keep your eyes looking down and look straight ahead. Models should always stare straight ahead at the cameras or pick a spot on the wall so they are not distracted when they walk down the runway.
6. Always find a rhythm.
This will make any runway experience 10x better, increase anyone’s confidence level and most importantly help a model to have fun. Being flirty and fun in front of an audience not only holds audience appeal, but will keep you in the designer’s eye as well. When aa natural bounce to the beat occurs, any model should add to it by thinking about holding their head high and shoulders back.