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IFW is a 'model' event say catwalk queens

The India Fashion Week could be just the right platform for models with a design on stardom. According to rampwalker Jesse Randhawa, India's biggest fashion event is a definite shot in the arm for any aspiring model.

india Updated: Jul 17, 2003 13:35 IST

The India Fashion Week could be just the right platform for models with a design on stardom. According to rampwalker Jesse Randhawa, India's biggest fashion event is a definite shot in the arm for any aspiring model.

"Besides the annual fashion week, the FDCI also organises many other promotional events through the year. And getting selected for any of them can be the passport to glory for a new face," she says.

FDCI's model lineup for this year includes fifteen newcomers. Considering over fifteen thousand candidates turned up for auditions, many admit they were extremely fortunate to make it to the final shortlist.

"Being part of the IFW is like a dream come true for me. I have been part of the

fashion industry for sometime now and am reasonably confident of my ramp presence, but the prestige associated with this particular event is quite unlike any other. The FDCI has done a wonderful job of giving a boost to the fashion trade in India and there's been a distinct rub off on modelling too", exults Binal Trivedi, one of the fortunate few who will wow audiences at the National Center for Performing Arts in Mumbai.

According to Diandra Soares, IFW has opened up a world of opportunities for models. "The pay packets today are quite amazing. Till two years ago you could not imagine getting paid over a lakh of rupees each month. Thanks to the IFW and the quality buyers, designers, choreographers and showbiz professionals that it attracts, all that is now possible. You just have to be smart enough to grab the chance", she says.

First Published: Jul 17, 2003 13:28 IST