ABOUT 60 aspiring models for the Fiji Fashion Week (FJFW) auditioned at the Fiji Museum yesterday.
Fiji Fashion Week managing director Ellen Whippy-Knight said selecting models was not easy and they were being very strict this year.
"We are looking for models who have the same height and are the same built," she said.
"Models make designers' clothes look good and this year we have raised our standards. We have to be careful with who we select."
Ms Whippy-Knight said representatives of major shopping clothes outlets from overseas would attend the fashion week so it was important to keep up with international standards.
FJFW public relations officer Lice Rova said the auditions were rolling smoothly and they were happy to see many aspiring models coming forward.
"We have received interest from overseas for our models," Mrs Rova said. "Our standards are increasing and we are pushing our fashion industry to be different. We are going to have fashion retail buyers from Australia and it is important for us to maintain the industry standard."