Utah's Fashion Industry - Agencies
In addition to posting information about some of my photo shoots, I'm going to start using this blog to talk about some of my experiences with Utah's fashion industry. Collaborating with models, makeup artists, and hair stylists has given me a strong appreciation for style and fashion, so I figured I'd use this space to call out some people and companies who are worthy of mention.
Wilhelmina Urban is conveniently located right around the corner from my house, on 300 West just north of Downtown Salt Lake City. They have many beautiful, professional models who are as easy to work with as they are on the eyes. They do a fantastic job on the runway, too! Their staff is professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Wilhelmina Urban is a licensee of one of the nation's top workhorse agencies, Wilhelmina Models, which is depicted in the VH1 reality television series, The Agency.
W Talent hosts frequent fashion shows at Fashionplace Mall, and their own modeling school campus on Highland Drive in Holladay (SLC Metro area). The W Talent campus serves as a training center for new models looking to learn the ropes and build a portfolio. They charge money for the variety of services that they provide, and there's no guarantee that you'll get work if you sign up. That said, some of Utah's best fashion photographers have done portfolio shoots for their models, including one of my favorites, Dave Tada (currently in LA). They also have one of my favorite models in their lineup, Sveta (pictured above). Models who turn to W Talent come out of their first year with some really stunning portfolio shots, and some actual experience walking runways at W and local malls.