MAX the country’s largest fashion forward brand has partnered with the world renowned and prestigious modeling contest, Elite Model Look 2014 (EML) which marks its debut in India this year. The contest completed its Regional Casting rounds in 5 key cities. These are Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata. All the shortlisted models from these 5 cities walked the ramp for the “National Casting” on 21st Sept. 2014 at Hotel Sofitel, Mumbai. Prominent personalities present included Marc Robinson, Designer Gaviin Miguel and Model Dipti Gujral.
Total 20 models (10 Boys & 10 Girls) got selected at the National Casting. These finalists will undergo grooming sessions with industry gurus like Marc Robinson, guiding and mentoring the aspirants to prepare for the grand finale which is scheduled to take place in October.
The winners of October Grand Finale will then go on to represent India at the international finale in China and secure a 3 year contract with the Elite agency.
This contest offered thousands of boys and girls across India, the opportunity to realize their dream and follow in the footsteps of top models such as Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Gisele Bundchen, Sigrid Agren and Constance Jablonski. Judged by prominent personalities from the fashion industry and Executive Director of Max, Vasanth Kumar, participants were shortlisted based on criterion like their ramp walk, first impression and photogenic appeal.
Commenting on the National Casting, Vasanth Kumar, Executive Director, Max said “With the launch of Elite Model Look India 2014, Max reinforces its positioning of democratizing fashion and giving the indian models the exposure to establish themselves in the international fashion circuit.”
Speaking on the occasion, Marc Robinson, Project Head of Max EML India 2014 said, “The fashion industry in India today is bereft of “Supermodels” that once had an iconic influence in the fashion scene in the 1990’s, today they simply and sadly don’t exist. With the introduction of a genuine initiative by the fashion brand like MAX and Elite Model Look, Paris, it will provide an opportunity to aspiring young male and female models”
Nupur Tron, Licence owner of Elite Model Look in India said “Elite is the only network of agencies operating in 74 countries that guarantees an authentic modeling career opportunity. The Elite Model Look has always been no.1 in scouting the world, attracting hundreds of thousands of entrants each year. I am very proud to bring EML to India and bring the best of India to a unique springboard and integrate the modeling universe.”
“Elite Model Look coming to India will bring in an urgent need of picking up the best model talent across India. It is great to see a global wave happening here and to be a part of this makes me feel even more proud ” said designer Gaviin Miguel”
Model Dipti Gujral said “It’s a great opportunity for young girls and boys to participate in Elite Model Look. Not only it’s prestigious, it puts you on a very good platform.”