Models audition for ensuing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week

February 2nd, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Feb 2(ANI): The hunt for the ‘New Faces Going Places-Ramp Scorchers’ took place here on Tuesday, as aspirant models from across the country and abroad took part in the audition for the upcoming Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.

Touted as one of Asia’s largest fashion trade events, the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW-Autumn/Winter Edition, 2010) will be jointly hosted by the India’s apex fashion body, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI).

The auditions for this premier event, witnessed an overwhelming response from aspiring models from across the country and abroad.

Models walked the ramp displaying their oomph factor as jury members judged the models’ overall personality, gait, presentation traits and ramp mannerism.

One of the aspiring Indian models said that although the participation of foreign models makes it tough for them but they are prepared for it.

“We do get a platform to sort of come up and present fresh faces but definitely the competition is really tough since we got now foreign faces also here. But we always hope for the best and give our best shots,” said Meghna Kaushik, an aspirant model.

On their part, designers mentioned it does not matter where the model belongs to, but what is more relevant is that the model should have the right face, attitude and physique.

“I think it is a free world, wherever they come from east or west or north is irrelevant. In modeling really should be something, which is free for all and equal for everybody whether it’s Indian models or foreign models. It is an equal platform and we are really here to judge who the best models are. It makes no difference where they come from,” said Payal Jain, a designer and one of the jury members.

Sunil Sethi, President of FDCI, said that the platform provides an opportunity for new faces to create a niche for themselves in the industry.

“We need a lot of new talents. Our industry is there to help people in every field. So here also we want to have a lot of new faces, which have not got the opportunity and FDCI has so many fashions, you know gala (events)… where almost 50 models take part each time and sometimes even more depending on the pool. So this gives an opportunity to the young girls as well who have not had this opportunity,” said Sethi.

The Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW-Autumn/Winter Edition) will be staged at the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) Exhibition Complex, in New Delhi between March 24 and 28. (ANI)

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