"The Debut" is Wills Lifestyle's initiative to recognize talent in the field of fashion design. Fashion students from all across India participate in this contest to showcase their work to the larger audience.
Neha Dhupia was present at the event to cheer the designers and see their work.
Applications were invited from final year students across various design schools such as
NIFT, NID, Pearl Academy of Fashion, NIIFT Mohali and J.D Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi.
This is the 7th edition of "The Debut".
The theme for this year's event was "Retro Revolution" and participants were asked to take inspiration from architecture, music, art and culture of the 60s, 70s and the 80s.
The grand finale of this year's 'The Debut" will be held in the 2nd week of March.
Registrations for this event opened in October 2012.
Neha Dhupia picking her favourites.
The winners will be announced at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week and will be felicitated with a trophy and a certificate.
The winner will also get an all expenses paid trip to an International Fashion Fair of repute (Pret-a-Porter or Pitti Uomo).
Former Miss India, Neha Dhupia gave the participants, on and behind the ramp, some golden fashion advice.
Neha Dhupia with the participants and the organising team.