New Delhi, the Indian capital of style, hosted auditions to bring to the limelight some fresh faces for Asia's biggest business of fashion event, the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Spring/Summer 2012. Facilitated by Fashion Design Council of India in association with this seasonâs venue partner, The Lalit Hotel, these auditions have been successful in introducing some gorgeous models to the fashion industry. Aspiring female models from all over the country congregated under one roof to compete for a chance to be a part of the biggest fashion event in the country!
The jury for model auditions for this season of WIFW S/S 2012 boasts of some of the most respected names in the industry, including designer Rahul Khanna, Poonam Bhagat, Abhishek Gupta, Vidyun Singh, Vinod Nair, Harmeet Bajaj and Simar Duggal.
The audition consisted of various intensive selection rounds that tested the participants on their poise, confidence, attitude, elegance and personality among other deciding parameters. The aspiring models went through this challenging process and only the best will emerge to showcase their talent on this grand fashion platform.
For over a decade â Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) â Indiaâs apex fashion body has been instrumental in promoting the fashion industry in India by encouraging some of the countryâs finest talent. From models, choreographers, makeup artists, fashion media, forecasters, trend analysts, bloggers and social media writers, buyers and retailers, and varied fashion professionals, the event acts as a catalyst and a networking platform for the âbusiness of fashionâ. Model auditions are an essential part of this event and they help in introducing new talent to fashion industry and create opportunities for aspiring models.
Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI said, âFDCI is a keen promoter of fresh talent and like always, WIFW SSâ12 promises to bring some new faces to scorch the ramp. We are happy to provide a stepping stone to the emerging female models who want to make a mark in the industry. Models are selected keeping in mind the high standards of quality that WIFW exemplifies each season. With WIFW SSâ12, FDCI continues to re-define the future of fashion in India! â
Atul Chand, Divisional Chief Executive, ITCâs Lifestyle Retailing, said, âWills Lifestyle India Fashion Week is a significant platform to recognise and promote emerging talent. WIFW continues to raise the bar with each edition and we look forward to the best modeling talent to walk for Indiaâs grandest fashion event!â
The Success Mantra! - What is our Jury looking for?
Vidyun Singh- â I looked out for a natural rhythm in the girls! Grace and bone structure matters as well as a versatile face.â
Simar Duggal â âHeight, tone, structure are important. We wish to select girls who can showcase a variety of outfits on the ramp.â
Harmeet Bajaj â âI prefer girls who can displaythe garments in an enticing way. Their poise, walk and body are priority. A pretty face adds value.â