JJ Valaya Is The Grand Finale Designer for WIFW FW 2012

Fashionscandal.com yet again brings you this news first – It is finalised that designer JJ Valaya is the Grand Finale designer at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW). This is the second time JJ Valaya has been opted for as the Grand Finale designer at WIFWFall-Winter 2012 edition of WIFW is scheduled from February 15th till 19th at The Pragati Maidan.

Why Manish Malhotra manages to get a ‘Sponsored’ show at WIFW? He is a horrendous designer and we haven’t yet got over the horrendous show he presented at the Lakme Fashion Week last season. Yet we find Manish Malhotra doing the Blender’s Pride show at the forthcoming WIFW. Is it the lure of the Bollywood Tamasha that makes Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) offer Manish a sponsored show year after year???

Sanchita Ajjampur has been offered the other ‘Sponsored’ show – The Fiama Di Wills Show. Sanchita is a good choice though. However sources say that the Fiama show was initially offered to Ranna Gill but she opted out. The Fall-Winter 2012 edition of WIFW is marked by the glaring absence of the true Pret designers. We don’t have Namrata Joshipura, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna, Ranna Gill and Nandita Basu showcasing. Reasons? Well if my guess is right, these designers are concentrating on Tranoi in Paris.

2 Replies to “JJ Valaya Is The Grand Finale Designer for WIFW FW 2012”

  1. fakefashion says:

    i second your opinion about Manish Malhotra. Infact i am not very pleased with the opening slot as well.But regarding pret designers being absent this time around, thr r a lot of good young ones necking up. what you hv to say about them.I am really looking forward to some of the shows this time around..vineet behl,akaaro,pero,kallol,anand bhushan..i think its time we push the young lot. Also offsite shows are a good move by the council. i ll say thumbs up guys.

  2. rohan says:

    well fdci –the great fashion council has habit of promoting designers from their closet. no doubt valaya is a very talented designer but he used to rock 5 years back and not anymore ! why not promote a new and talented designer for the grand finale–we r tired of watching the same old and repetitive designers like-vallaya,bal,tahiliani etc etc. its time for the gen x designers to take over wills lifestyle india fashion week .
    as per manish malhotra is concern –we had enough of his bling and gaudy clothes–i guess he is popular among mumbai kitty parties but a true fashionista will not wear his collection !

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