The forthcoming winter-festive edition of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) will host the first ever plus-size model hunt for males and females, curated by designer Shilpa Chavan of Little Shilpa in association with the plus-size store, ‘aLL’.
The creations showcased on runways are meant for the everyday consumers who seek high-fashion designer-wear but are often restricted by available size options. Bearing this in mind, aLL has collaborated with LFW to break throught patterns and present a collection that will be showcased at the upcoming edition.
The auditions will be held at St Regis on July 29 for plus-size men and women who would like to walk the ramp.
This hunt is a precursor to the first plus-size show to be held during the upcoming LFW at St. Regis from August 24-28, a statement said.
“We are looking forward to this show that will introduce new trends on the runway and also nurture plus-sized models interested in a career in modelling. We believe that fashion should embrace diversity and cater to all body types.
“The show is meant to highlight that one can be plus-sized and yet be fashionable, stylish and fabulous. At the auditions, we are looking for confident plus-sized males and females who are comfortable in their own skin,” Jaspreet Chandok, vice president and head – Fashion, IMG Reliance Pvt Ltd, said.
Purnima Lamba, Head of Innovation, Lakme added, “Fashion and beauty in India must reflect our diversity.