We have 54 modeling agencies in China. 16 of them are located in Shanghai. There are 13 agencies in Hong Kong, 9 in Beijing. We have 16 more agencies in other cities of China.
Also we have 141 Chinese models, 44 Chinese photographers, 7 Chinese stylists registered within magazine JURGITA.
China is mostly a catalogue market, which in the past few years is growing to become a money market as well. A lot of famous designers are coming here to present their collections and some famous clients are starting to shoot their campaigns here. It’s one of the fastest growing markets worldwide and it is also great because of the huge country size. There are at least 6 cities for modeling here presently and the number is increasing. The market is also different from the others for the requirement of makeup here. Models are always asked to put makeup here, sometimes even the evening makeup is prefered within the day time. China is not too strict with the requirements and sometimes can be very successful for models who are not competitive in other markets. Depending on the city and agency it could be a great starter as well, as there are quite many opportunities to get nice materials for the book. It’s also a very good place to learn modeling and gain experience. All types of modeling jobs are available here including a lot of beauty contests. Biggest agencies have a few branches over the territory and usually can use the models time quite effectively by finding the best place for certain type of model or combining the jobs among a few cities.