South Walton Fashion Week Calls for Model Applications

August 21, 2014 by SoWal Staff

South Walton Fashion Week (SWFW) calls for male and female models to apply for runway shows and the SWFW Model Competition to be held October 9-11. Models are required to submit an online application at by Monday, September 1, 2014 to secure an audition time at one of the casting calls scheduled for Thursday, September 11 - 5-8pm.

The model competition will be held during South Walton Fashion Week and supports up and coming careers of aspiring models like last year’s Model Competition Winner Emme Martin.  Martin went on to sign with Click Management New York and grace the cover of numerous regional and national magazines including Eide’ Magazine, VIE Magazine, ThirtyA Review, An esteemed panel of judges will select the winner - This year’s panel includes Laura James, America’s Next Top Model “Cycle 19” Winner; Tracey Thomas of VIE Magazine; Yvette Nation of MAC Cosmetics; and Sheila Goode, national fashion photographer.

“South Walton Fashion Week launched my modeling career in so many ways I could have never expected.  The SWFW team was amazing to work with offering me opportunities which led to my signing on with Click Management Atlanta and ultimately Click Management New York,” says Emme Martin, SWFW 2013 Model Competition Winner.

 The winning model will be announced on Saturday night, October 11 at SWFW and awarded the following package:
- Cash prize of $500
- One on one interview with Click Models-Atlanta
- Gift from each Retailer/Boutique the model walks for
  (Does not include designer shows)
- Custom photo shoot by renowned fashion photographer Sheila Goode
- Rights to all images to use in future modeling portfolios
- A spread in the fashion and style magazine issue of VIE magazine  
- Named the face of 2015's South Walton Fashion Week featured in all marketing collateral

SWFW is produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County with Monark Events and presented by Visit South Walton. Tickets go on sale August 15th with prices starting at $55 for daily tickets and $150 for VIP packages. For additional information, please contact the Cultural Arts Alliance at (850) and
South Walton Fashion Week’s events will showcase South Walton’s premier fashion boutiques and local and national designers with exclusive runways shows, special events and trunk shows; host a national Emerging Designer Competition and Model Competition, ultimately helping launch careers of up and coming talent.  The festivities will take place throughout South Walton in upscale boutiques and in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin’s Town Center.  A Style Lounge with Pop-Up Shops, a Launch Party, and Runway Shows will shape South Walton Fashion Week, bringing fashion to the beautiful sugar

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) supports the arts through leadership, advocacy, funding, programs and education. The vision of the CAA is to make Walton County a creative place to live, work and visit - a destination for cultural and artistic excellence where lives are enriched, economy is stimulated and community is strengthened.  Learn more at


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