Full Time professional fit model Erica answers some FAQ’s about fit modeling.
First, can you explain a bit about what a fit model is?
The way I describe a fit model to most people who ask is, basically I am a live mannequin. I try on clothes prior to the production of the garment and also during their development of the clothing line for each season. This helps the company’s design and technical team see the fit and the flow of the material on an actual body posing as a customer to get an idea of how they would like the final product to look. This is key for designers, unlike a body/tailor form ,the fit model gives very valuable feedback about over all fit, nature of fabric, and if riding up, etc. A fit model is a female/male with a well proportioned body with industry standard measurements.