The models are the canvas to the fashion designs. Without models clothes would merely be shown on a rack and what fun would there be in that. However, not everyone can be a model for New York Fashion Week and there are certain criteria and high standards you have to meet before you can even think about going on a casting call.
Models are then expected to walk in front of the casting team. Sometimes being critiqued and given direction as to how they should be walking on a New York runway. Which is known for a fast-paced, staccato walk.
Even in a room filled with beautiful women, there are certain models who seem to stand out from the rest. The presence that they carrying is something that can be felt and is undeniable. During one casting call Andrew Weir owner of ACW Worldwide, describes Vika Falileeva as "rare combination of all things good — all things that make a model a model. Strength, height, symmetry, confidence, an amazing walk, an amazing presence, beautiful skin, beautiful hair, perfectly proportioned — an amazing girl."