Lakmé Fashion Week and the pioneers of plus size fashion in India, aLL-The Plus Size Store, hosted the plus-size model auditions at St. Regis in Mumbai today.
Twenty-nine chosen winners will walk for the third edition of India’s plus size fashion show at the upcoming edition of Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018.
aLL-The Plus Size Store has collaborated with ace designer Narendra Kumar who will be designing ‘aLL PRIMERO’ Collection, for aLL’s Autumn Winter’18 collection. This line will be showcased at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018 and would be available in stores at the same time. The collection promises to be chic, classy and stylish, and will cater to the needs of its plus-size customers.
The jury comprised Actress – Zareen Khan, Fashion Designer – Narendra Kumar, Fashion Choreographer – Lubna Adam, CEO, aLL – The Plus Size Store – Hetal Kotak, and Vice President and Head of Fashion, IMG Reliance – Jaspreet Chandok.
Over 300 participants from across the country came in for the audition. 29 winners were chosen to walk the ramp, of which 19 were women and 10 were men. The winners were selected by the esteemed panel after three competitive rounds.
Actress, Zareen Khan said:
“Very happy to see that we had a great turnout. The Plus Size Fashion Show by aLL at Lakmé Fashion Week is an excellent initiative in bridging the gap between fashion and plus size consumers. aLL’s motto of ‘Fashion is for one and all’ is something I believe in since at some stage I was also plus size and had no option but to dress in anything that fit and was available, not necessarily being what you want to wear. Having fought for body positivity all my life, I am very excited to be part of the jury. Looking forward to the line which will be showcased by the renowned designer, Narendra Kumar whose collection has always been a trademark in the fashion industry. Kudos to the team for changing the game in fashion and promoting body positivity.”
Narendra Kumar added:
“It has always been a pleasure to be associated with Lakmé Fashion Week. Judging this event in particular was very overwhelming, because of the contestant’s confidence, perseverance and spirit. Varied personalities came to the auditions today; and the winners thus chosen are a great combination of different sizes and talent. I am delighted to be with aLL – The Plus Size store this season at Lakmé Fashion Week and I am sure these models will carry the line with great panache.”
Hetal Kotak, CEO, aLL, The Plus Size Store, said:
“We are dazzled by such a heart-warming response to the auditions. With such a fabulous turnout this year, we expect our third runway show to be bigger and grander than last year. At aLL – The Plus Size Store, we’re always looking at bringing a fresh and trendy collection for our consumers. We value our relationship with Lakmé Fashion Week, IMG Reliance and Narendra Kumar for partnering and lending their valuable support in creating India’s Biggest Plus Size Fashion Show”.
Jaspreet Chandok, Vice President and Head- Fashion, IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd, said:
“Lakmé Fashion Week has always stood for inclusivity in fashion, and the plus size show that we do each season is testament to our belief that fashion is for everyone and not just for specific set of people. We want to grow this movement as the years go by.”
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