A star-studded exclusive gala event recognizes the young and aspiring fashionistas
Gurgaon, April 2016: Femina, India’s leading women’s magazine provided a platform to 16 young fashionistas to showcase their personal style at VLCC Femina Style Diva 2016 presented by Maruti Suzuki Dzire Styled by BIBA. The glitzy affair hosted at The Westin, Gurgaon offered the best in fashion, music and more. The esteemed jury panel included names like Bollywood Actress Huma Qureshi, boxer Vijender Singh, Ace designer Gaurav Gupta, Animesh- GM Westin Sohna Resorts and Spa , Femina Editor Tanya Chaitanya
Talking about Femina Style Diva, Tanya Chaitanya, editor, Femina says, “Femina Style Diva 2016 has set out to find that of-the-minute fashionista who knows her trends but prefers to give them her own individual twist. She owns fashion and not the other way round. Here’s looking at the winner’s sartorial sojourn.”
The show was aimed at unveiling young and aspiring fashionistas, and to assist them to take their stylish avatars to the next level. Femina Style Diva was looking for that chic, well-dressed woman who knows the difference between being a trendsetter and a trend follower.Chief mentor and Super Model Nayanika Chatterjee groomed the contestants during a gruelling 5 day training period and prepared them for the finale.
The event was hosted by Sameer Kochhar and witnessed some stellar performances by singer Aditi Sharma and a stand-up act by Angad Ranyal that had the audience thoroughly entertained.
The finalists sashayed the ramp with oomph and grace.The esteemed jury quizzed the girls and marked them during the three rounds of choreographed catwalks – first round was presented jointly by our western wear partner Kazo, one of India’s leading fashion houses, and Casio, our elegance partner and one of the world’s most renowned and stylish brands; the ethnic wear round presented by our style partner BIBA, India’s leading ethnic fashion brand; and evening style round by avant-garde designer Namrata Joshipura.
In the first round contestants showcased the latest Spring Summer collection from kazon and elegant Casio Sheen watches. The ethic round saw the contestants in beautiful Biba outfits. The evening wear round had sinfully sheer, sensual and chic gowns from Namrata Joshipura. Footwear for this round was provided by Totesgalore.
Samir Kochhar, actor and television presenter, was the emcee for the evening and kept the audience, jury and contestants engaged with his wit and quick humour. After the three rounds and introductions, the judges shortlisted eight contestants, who were then quizzed by each of the five judges on topics that varied from favourite style icon to which actor they would give a style rescue to. The guests included eminent personalities such as designers Samant Chauhan, Pallavi Mohan and Deepika Govind and many more..
Ms. Sana Dua was announced as the winner of the coveted title, a unanimous choice of the judges. Shreya Mahana and Nivedita were the first and second runners-up at the VLCC Femina Style Diva 2016.
The extravagant evening saw well-known guests like Shalini Kochar, Meenakshi Dutt, Vandana Vadhera, Bharat and Reshma among others.