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'The Debut' for prestigious fashion institutes students
Mar '08
Wills Lifestyle took forward its search for promising talent with the second edition of 'The Debut', a unique initiative that recognises India's young fashion talent. The contest was initiated last year and the winner of the first edition was Mr. Shivan Bhatia of NIFT.

This year Wills Lifestyle announced the second edition of “The Debut” involving students from the country's prestigious fashion institutes like National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), National Institute of Design (NID), Pearl Academy of Fashion and JD Institute of Fashion and Technology.

The contest received an overwhelming response through 250 entries from all over India. The design team at Wills Lifestyle further short listed the entries to 45 potential candidates, who presented their creations in front of an eminent jury of Deepika Govind, Neetu Gupta & Nien Siao at the regional rounds to held in Bangalore.

The regional round comprised 14 participants from Bangalore & Hyderabad. 5 out of the lot were choosen to take part in the finale of "The Debut" in Delhi. The 5 winners of this leg of regional round are - Mayuri S, Nitya Bajaj, Geetika Singh, Shipra Gupta & Sulakshana.

The short listed finalists will be competing at 'The Debut' finale to be held in New Delhi on March 05, 2008. An eminent panel of representatives from the design team of ITC and other fashion institutes like NIFT, NID, Pearl Academy, along with renowned fashion designers of FDCI will judge the winner, on key parameters like Creativity, Technicality and Commercial Viability.

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