14 new faces to walk AIFW Autumn-Winter 2016 ramp

New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) As many as 14 aspiring models will debut at the forthcoming Autumn-Winter 2016 edition of Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW), being organised by the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI).

Justin, Regina, Olivia M, Kosha, Masha, Meenakshi Rathore, Drida, Natalia, Aishwarya Sushmita, Mehr Sandhu, Ashwati Ramesh, Ugochi, Ikram, Radhika Bopaiah are the names of those who were selected as models after a nationwide hunt conducted by FDCI for the upcoming 27th edition of the AIFW in association with Maybelline New York Autumn-Winter 2016.
The five-day fashion week will start on March 16 at a sparkling new venue at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.

A jury comprising celebrated designers Namarata Joshipura, Nainika Karan, Gauri Karan and Rina Dhaka as well as choreographer Aparna Behl shortlisted the 14 faces. These models were evaluated on poise, self-confidence, attitude, elegance and a winning personality.

“The auditions for AIFW Autumn-Winter 2016 saw interesting faces being selected from a sea of aspiring models. There were more than 110 models who came for the auditions. FDCI has always attempted to select not just pretty faces, but ramp-scorchers, who have an innate ability to connect with the audience, which reflects in their demeanour as they get set to take the catwalk by storm,” said Sunil Sethi, president, FDCI.