Runway ride

Troy Costa, Vaani Kapoor, Arti Gudal and Wool Runway winners at One BKC

The bubbly ‘Befikre’ star Vaani Kapoor was there at One BKC as The Woolmark Company announced four winners of its inaugural Wool Runway design competition targeted at offering tertiary students a kick-start with their fashion career.
She presented the awards to Ankit Kajla (Wool Runway winner), Kavya Doultani (first runner-up) and second runners-up Miloni Kothari and Apoorva Wadhwa. The winners won prize money and internships with Raymond, Madura Fashion & Lifestyle and Grazia.
Wool Runway raises awareness and educates the next generation of consumers and inspires emerging fashion designers to work with merino wool. At the fashion show you saw the students’ designs that was a visual representation of avant-garde and wearable fashion, bringing alive the versatility of merino wool.
Louis Philippe and Simon Carter creative director Karunesh Vohra, Raymond Limited president Sudhanshu Pokhriyal, Grazia India editor Mehernaaz Dhondy, White Board creative director and founder Kapil Batus and fashion designer Payal Khandwala formed the jury that selected the winning designs against strict judging criteria that included use of at least 80 per cent wool per outfit.
The night also saw a fashion show by the House of Raymond with showstoppers Shravan Reddy and Ruslaan Mumtaz dressed in Raymond Fine Fabrics designed by Dhruv Vaish.
The Woolmark Company country manager Arti Gudal among others was there at the event hosted by the excited and energetic Siddharth Kannan.
Of course, Vaani Kapoor was wearing merino wool – a stunning creation by Nachiket Barve.

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