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Walk to fame A model at the audition
Walk to fame A model at the audition

Models chosen for the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week

The fashion war in the country’s capital seems to be getting hotter. If models for the Delhi Fashion Week were auditioned a few days ago, it was now time for Fashion Design Council of India to get started. The FDCI not only auditioned models for their coming Autumn/Winter edition of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week but also advanced the dates for the event.

The audition saw the participation of aspiring models from around the globe. Sunil Sethi, president, FDCI, said, “WIFW is a well-recognised platform for young aspiring models to showcase their talent.”

The jury included Aparna Bahl, Ayesha Thapar, Ashish Soni, Rahul Khanna, Varun Bahl, Vidyun Singh and Tinu Verghis. Each jury member had his /her set of winning formula for the models.

For instance, fashion choreographer Aparna Bahl who was looking for a dusky Indian beauty, said, “The look on the ramp is very international these days, so a dusky Indian beauty with global appeal is what I am looking out for, along with good skin and individuality.”

For designer Ashish Soni, it is the look and attitude that should stand out. “I am looking for someone with confidence, poise and something out of the ordinary.”

Model Tinu Verghis, a ramp scorcher herself, was not satisfied with the models at the audition. “To be honest most of the models look a bit old. We need fresh faces. Most of the girls in our country are family-conscious, so they are hiding somewhere. I hope all those hidden beauties come out and plunge into the fashion industry.” On the fashion war, Verghis said, “I wish we had one fashion body but in the present situation we can manage with two bodies,” she said.

The participants came from different countries. “This is my first visit to India and I am having great time here. Even though I couldn’t make it to the final audition, the experience has been pretty good,” said Nathalin, one of the participants.

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