Fashion weeks are the busiest events in the world’s fashion capitals. Behind the fashionable clothes and chic accessories, major personalities participating in the shows wear lanyards for identification purposes. Backstage areas have expensive clothing and accessories that require organizers to limit the number of service providers and guests.
Classifying them under these groups using lanyards:
Staff and Organizers
This group of people include those behind the fashion show. They handle things related to the program, sponsors, participating designers, and a lot more. Wearing their IDs is important for identification in case participants have inquiries. Third-party representatives attending the event can also find the event staff easily as long as they are wearing their lanyards such as badge holders and IDs.
Designers and Assistants
Designers are known in the industry, which means they may be exempted from wearing IDs. But, their less famous personnel (like assistants and interns) would need to wear identification cards to enter the event site. The size of a designer’s staff depends on the size of his collections.
Some designers are able to use lanyards in other ways. They attach small scissors to the ID laces for final fitting. Although the clothes are done, designers may still need to do some final adjustments, especially if some models have been replaced. Once they are done adjusting the clothes, they can easily detach the ID holder through breakaways.
Hairstylists are third-party service providers needed in fashion shows. They bring a group of hairstylists to do all the models’ hairstyles. The entire staff needs to wear IDs to gain entry to the venue, especially since they will be working behind the runway.
Just like hairstylists, makeup artists need to wear their IDs through lanyards such as badge holders handed by the organizers. It often takes a group of makeup artists to get a single model ramp-ready.
Journalists cover fashion shows and report them online or on magazines. As third-party groups, they are invited to cover the event, but they are required to wear their IDs. It’s crucial to make sure that only authorized journalists can see the show live. Aside from handing IDs and ID holders, the organizers also usually designate a specific place for journalists.
Photographers document fashion shows for magazines or online publications. They also have their own IDs to make sure only authorized photographers take photos of the show. Just like journalists, photographers have their own designated place for taking pictures.
Fashion shows highlight clothes that will be available for the new season. However, some designers make their shows more enjoyable and entertaining by hiring performers such as singers and dancers. Although designers hire performers independently, they can’t enter the venue without IDs that need to keep handy for easy identification.
Backstage managers have lanyards and IDs to show that they are part of the staff. They ensure smooth show flow as they remind designers of their time to present on the runway. They also help in timing shows and following up if every model is already in position.
Casting managers are the individuals from modeling agencies who bring models for designers to choose from or cast for the show. Although their work is done the moment models are selected, they may still need to go to the venue for last-minute model replacements made necessary by accidents and emergencies.
All in all, it’s true that lanyards are very useful in a lot of shows, even fashion events. IDs and ID laces guarantee that only authorized individuals can enter and document the show while ensuring that the designers’ pieces and accessories are safe from suspicious individuals.