Ramp models designers love

Every designer prefers a model who can present his signature look effortlessly on the ramp. Hindustan Times quizzes a few designers on their favourite fashion mascot.

india Updated: Jul 17, 2003 17:30 IST

Every designer prefers a model who can present his signature look effortlessly on the ramp. Hindustan Times quizzes a few designers on their favourite fashion mascot.

Rina Dhaka's choice: Vidisha Pavate and Sheetal Malhar are two models who fit into the Rina Dhaka mould beautifully. "The idea is to reflect the mood of the collection and both Vidisha and Sheetal do that almost to perfection," says Dhaka.

Malini Ramani's dream Model: "Sapna Kumar has an inherent sense of style. Then, added to this, I also like her unconventional looks that fit into my idea of the funky and the bizarre perfectly," explains Ramani.

Just perfect for JJ: Joey Mathew and Katrina Kaif are two models who do not just have the height and looks but also the attitude to carry off a J J Valaya. "As I generally focus on embroidery and colour, I need models who accentuate these with ease and both these girls do a great job."

Ranna Gill's mannequin: With her poise, Fleur Xavier defines the Ranna Gill look. "She's not just good-looking but also completely at ease on the ramp. Fleur is neither overdone nor understated: In fact she's just right," says Gill.

Ashish Soni's favourite: Ashish Soni looks for a confident model who possesses a natural sense of style. That's why he thinks Diandra Soares is perfect for the Ashish Soni look. "As I also do clothes for men, Rajat Chander Lal's total lack of
enthusiasm and chilled out attitude appeals to me as well," says Soni.

First Published: Jul 17, 2003 17:30 IST