Looking for the best

Fashion Extravaganza

Looking for the best

A total of 33 new models of Bangalore have been training rigorously under Bangalore’s very own Prasad Bidapa and Kevin Oliver, a renowned fashion choreographer from Dubai, for one of the City’s most awaited events — the ‘Megamart Megamodel Hunt 2012’.

Bidapa is well known among the fashionistas of the City and has trained and groomed the likes of Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma and Dino Morea.

“For me, this is one of the most important dates in my calendar. This is a show which is very close to my heart, for it is here that we find the models who will one day rule in the world of glamour and fashion,” says an excited Bipada.

“We have created a platform where impeccable training is imparted to these youngsters to allow them to develop and grow as models,” he adds.

15 boys and 18 girls are undergoing a month of training, which includes dance and theatre workshops, make-up lessons, runway training, skin and hair grooming and photographic modelling. From the look and walk of the models, all the training certainly seems to be paying off.

“At last, what I desired has come true. I gave the audition and am now training and I hope to win one of the eight titles,” says 22-year-old Santosh Naik, a participant.

“One of the best things about the training is that it’s done in a way that does not completely take away our time to work or study, because Prasad sir wants to encourage educated models.”

Kevin Oliver has been associated with the show for the last six years and is the head of the training module. He seemed quite enthusiastic about the fashion show and can’t wait to see his models up on the ramp.

“I have taken a lot of Bangalore models to Dubai to work in my shows there. Every year, we get more professional-looking models. Bangalore produces the best models
in the country and we have an international image to keep up by finding and training the very best,” says the show director and choreographer.

This year’s show will feature a fall-winter collection and will be held at Bowring Institute on August 25.

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