In a quest to stay in the flow of the fashion movement, within a production realm, Baltimore Fashion Week (BFW) will be launching an annual runway event called “UNDER.” UNDER is the petite fashion event for shorter models. UNDER will run Sunday, April 28, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.
The fashion industry has always been designed for models that meet the height requirement of 5 feet 10 inches, or taller. UNDER is designed to create an elevated presence to models that do not fit the normalcy within the fashion industry. UNDER is open to male and female models who are shorter than 5 feet 7.5 inches. Models can be plus size, but must be size proportionate. Although this is a petite fashion event, presentation and representation is still key on the runway platform.
“As executive producer of Baltimore Fashion Week, it has always been a vision of mine to produce an event for shorter/petite models. Shorter models have always attended the auditions for BFW, but according to the height requirements, they were sometimes too short. There are quite a few models that have returned year after year, but just do not meet BFW’s height requirement. UNDER will create that fashion platform and on the same level as BFW. As you can see, I am extremely excited about my new born and cannot wait to watch it mature in future production phases. 2013 is going to be fabulous,” stated Nixon.
The audition for UNDER is scheduled for Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. sharp. The location for the audition is the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21207. Although this is a petite fashion event the entire production phases around this event will be coordinated just like BFW.
More information about UNDER can be found via the event website: http://www.baltimore-fashionweek.com. Tickets for UNDER will go on sale January 2013.