Just this morning, Lakmé Fashion Week held its model hunt for the upcoming Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018. The auditions were held at St. Regis hotel in Mumbai. Over a hundred aspiring models audited and 6 ladies made their way onto the jury’s papers.
The jury for this top model hunt included Sophie Choudry – singer and actress, Shane Peacock – Fashion Designer, Anu Ahuja – Fashion Choreographer and Show Director, Jaspreet Chandok – Vice President and Head – Fashion, IMG Reliance, and Ashwath Swaminathan – Head of Innovations, Lakmé.
The industry experts chose 6 winners. They are Priti Jana from Kolkata, Rewati Chetri from Assam, Dechka Asthakumar from Bangalore, Mariana Falaschi from Italy, Sharvi Bhujbal from Mumbai and Rishita Koruturu from Hyderabad.
Lakmé Fashion Week stand true to its commitment of providing a debut platform to new and emerging runway talent. LFW has also been the debut platform to Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, and Yana Gupta.
Check out these photos and videos from the Lakmé Fashion Week Auditions:
Here’s what the jury had to say at the event:
“We saw an extremely diverse and eclectic mix of girls – of different shapes and sizes from every corner of the country. What was most important for me was a fresh face, personality and confidence on the ramp. We found girls who broke the clutter and stood out. I can’t wait to see them walk the ramp this season.”
“As a designer there are a few important things I look for – height, a confident walk, and charisma which is most important on the ramp. While the talent at the model auditions was exceptional, I think the girls we have selected are a unique blend of all three, and I’m very excited to see them walk the ramp this season.”
“A girl that stands apart from the rest, catches the jury’s attention instantly and confidence on the ramp is key. The girls we chose today, while they stood out from the rest, are still diamonds in the rough, I look forward to grooming them for the season.”
“The turnout at today’s model auditions was great and it was nice to see the enthusiasm in all contestants. Lakmé Fashion Week is a good platform for young talent to start their career and we are confident that the winners will really enjoy walking the runway this Winter/Festive season.”
“Each season, we choose fresh faces who have in the past gone on to walk national and international ramps. We hope that the girls selected today too receive the same opportunities and are able to build a flourishing career.”
The Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018 will take place from 22nd to 26th August 2018 at St. Regis, Mumbai. Stay tuned with us for more updates about Lakmé Fashion Week. For more videos and pictures check out our today’s Instagram stories.