If you have always had the desire to create a fashion show, you should be aware that, while it is definitely fun at times, this task also requires a lot of planning ahead. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources for you to use before putting on the show. If you want the best results, you will need to spend as much time advertising as you do booking the models and the venue.
First, consider how large the venue needs to be, as this should influence your choice of location. Think about how large an audience you expect, as well as how big your budget is. It is pointless looking at venues that you cannot afford or that will not fit a decent-size audience, which is why research is important.
When you start your search for models, you should get some flyers made in order to get the word out. Post them anywhere you would expect potential models to hang out, which may include schools, malls, and of course any nearby modeling agencies. Since you will need clothing for the fashion show, you should consider taking the same route to get donations, as advertising is the best way to spread the word. Post flyers for your needs near clothing stores and consider putting an ad in the newspaper, too.
Of course, once you get your models, clothes, and venue all set up, you will need to advertise the finished product to get an audience. Again, flyers should work here, as long as you keep in mind where your target audience tends to go. Considering that most people attending fashion shows are interested in clothes, modeling, or just local events, you should advertise mostly in the same areas as you did for the models and clothing donations. Once all this work is done, you should be able to sit back and enjoy the show that you worked so hard to develop.