Twenty-nine new faces have been announced as the winners for the third edition of plus size fashion show at the forthcoming edition of Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2018.
LFW and aLL-The Plus Size Store hosted plus size model auditions at St. Regis in Mumbai on Thursday where the winners were announces, said a statement.
The jury of the model aution comprised actress Zareen Khan; fashion designer Narendra Kumar; fashion choreographer Lubna Adam; Hetal Kotak- CEO, aLL - The Plus Size Store and Jaspreet Chandok - Vice President and Head of Fashion, IMG Reliance.
Over 300 participants from across the country came in for the audition where 29 winners were chosen to walk the ramp, of which 19 were women and 10 were men.
"Very happy to see that we had a great turnout. The Plus Size Fashion Show by aLL at Lakmé Fashion Week is an excellent initiative in bridging the gap between fashion and plus size consumers.
"aLL's motto of 'Fashion is for one and all' is something I believe in since at some stage I was also plus size and had no option but to dress in anything that fit and was available, not necessarily being what you want to wear. Having fought for body positivity all my life, I am very excited to be part of the jury," said Zareen.
Narendra Kumar added: "It has always been a pleasure to be associated with Lakmé Fashion Week. Judging this event in particular was very overwhelming, because of the contestant's confidence, perseverance and spirit... I am sure these models will carry the line with great panache."
aLL-The Plus Size Store has collaborated with Narendra Kumar who will be designing ‘aLL PRIMERO' Collection, for aLL's Autumn Winter 2018 collection. This line will be showcased at the fashion gala and would be available in stores at the same time.
The collection will cater to the needs of its plus size customers.