Behind The Scenes at The PLAC Casting

I was invited to visit Korean brand PLAC's NYC studio during their casting for the Spring/Summer 2016 presentation happening in just a couple of days. This show is particularly special because it'll be during New York Fashion Week's first week dedicated to men's fashion. PLAC's casting was done by MTC who have been in the business for over 20 years. They saw dozens and dozens of models from over 30 modeling agencies. The guys were from all over the world such a Colombia, Belgium, China, Australia and more. The Stylist for this presentation is world renowned Tom Van Dorpe. Just between you and me, I had a fan boy moment but kept it cool (I hope) once I realized who he was and I was just a few feet from him. Check out his work and you'll see why.

PLAC loves to play with proportions and is all about black, white and navy pallets. Part of the casting process is not just finding a pretty face but also making sure the clothes fit and hang the way the designer envisions. Sometimes after having the models try on the clothes they choose to go with another model.

The Designer (left) is attentively part of the casting process along with 8 other people that are helping this process go smoothly and efficiently.

Models hand the Casting Director their books showing samples of their editorial work. The Casting Director also asks them where they are from, if the walked in Milan, Paris or London and for whom they walked for. In Just a few minutes the Casting Director gets the information he needs to help him make a decision.

And yes, it is a bit of a waiting game as everyone has to be seen. Days before the shows models are going to dozens of castings all over the city throughout the day.

All photography by Phil Van Nostarnd

Once the Designer, Casting Director and Stylist feel they have the models they start putting together the casting board and see how all the guys look together. The next step is fittings to make sure that every piece is represented and fits perfectly to each guy. The final stage is the actual presentation which I'm excited to see and share with you guys. Stay tuned!!

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