The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) conducted the #GETNOTICED female and male model auditions for the Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Spring-Summer 2017 in association with Maybelline New York and 28 new faces will be given chance to walk the runway at the five-day fashion gala that will start from October 12.

The selection was made after a nation-wide hunt, which saw an interesting mix of newcomers make an attempt at capturing the spotlight for the 28th edition of the event, which will be held from at the NSIC Grounds, Okhla in the capital.

An eminent jury comprising designers Ashish Soni, JJ Valaya, Rohit Gandhi, Rina Dhaka, Rohit Bal and ace choreographers Vidyun Singh, Asha Kochhar along with the renowned fashion photographer Hemant Khendilwal hand-picked 10 men and 18 women, who will add fresh impetus to the spring-summer 2017 runway.

The models were evaluated on poise, self-confidence, attitude, elegance and a definitive personality.

“The auditions for AIFW SS’17 saw a melange of faces securing a spot as the competition was tough with almost 200 female and male aspiring models participating in the auditions. The FDCI has motivated young talent to be a part of fashion weeks, especially those who have the right attitude to be the perfect muse for style aficionados,” said FDCI President Sunil Sethi.