Every fashion season brings with it a fresh, new face. Keeping this idea in mind, the new year has got off to a running start for the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) – with their #GetNoticed model hunt. And they’re teaming up with the Wilderbee Talent Camp (WTC) by supermodel Lakshmi Rana to hone in on India’s most promising discoveries and future ramp models.Model Sony Kaur at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS21 presented by FDCI – Jahnavi
The FDCI and WTC will initiate the process with online applications from aspiring models. Moreover, to break away from perceived notions of “perfection”, it will be inclusive. So whether you are regular, petite, plus-size, or transgender, everyone is welcome to apply.Models Bardeep Dhiman and Sagar Kapoor at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS21 presented by FDCI - Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna
The lucky 15 new faces chosen will be selected from online applications and invited to the FDCI Office in New Delhi to undergo an intensive training module designed by Lakshmi Rana. This in-depth programme will be conducted over three days, during the first week of February, and conclude with a jury on the fourth day.Model Aishwarya Singh at Lotus Makeup Fashion Week SS21 presented by FDCI - Tarun Tahiliani
Three models selected from the 15 shortlisted ones, will get a chance to strut on the coveted India Fashion Week runway. “The FDCI has always been a thought leader, we believe in not just discovering talent, but also nurturing it to touch the summit,” says FDCI Chairman Sunil Sethi. “As the world is opening up to limitless possibilities, we have chosen a way that reaches out to millions, aspiring to realize their embellished dreams. Wilderbee Talent Camp by Lakshmi Rana is one of the first all-inclusive training camp and we feel confident that this intensive training by her will be of immense value to the newcomers.”Model Donna Katherine Masih at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS21 presented by FDCI - Varun Bahl
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