New York, Paris, London . . . and Porirua
The hunt for Porirua’s next top model is about to begin.
Porirua’s beautiful people are getting the chance to strut the catwalk wearing clothes from New Zealand’s top designers.
Pataka Museum is hosting the Miromoda Fashion Show on June 25 and models are needed to showcase the designs.
Hopefuls aged between 15 and 30 are being sought for a model call at Pataka on Saturday.
Only 20 people will be chosen to star in the show, and two models will get to take to the catwalk at New Zealand Fashion Week in August.
Porirua mayor Nick Leggett said he was delighted Porirua City Council had secured the show for the city.
‘‘It’s a great celebration of talent for Porirua. It will really give local talent a chance to shine,’’ he said.
Catwalk hopefuls don’t need to have any previous experience and, if chosen, will be paid for their appearance.
The Miromoda Show has been running since 2009 and offers Maori fashion designers an opportunity to showcase their talent and compete for a spot at New Zealand Fashion Week.
The competition will be held at Pataka on June 25 from 8am until 4pm and will be judged by an experienced panel of media and buying experts.
The panel will be led by Dame Pieter Stewart, founder of New Zealand Fashion Week. Eight designers will be chosen to show their clothes in Auckland.
The competition will be followed at 6.30pm by The Miromoda IMFAB Fashion Runway show.
The runway will include cocktails and finger food on arrival, the show, and an opportunity to buy clothing direct from the designers.
Tickets are available from Pataka for $60.
A model struts her stuff in last year’s Miromoda Fashion Show.