After selecting the best designers from the West, South and North, Let’s Design reached Delhi to choose its final contestants. Taj Vivanta, Delhi was packed with talent, colours and excitement on 28th January, 2013; as the young designers showcased their concepts and designs to renowned designers Samant Chauhan and Nitin Bal Chauhan. The judges were pleasantly surprised by the innovative and diverse use of cotton. 

“Cotton is more relevant now than ever. I firmly believe that in the age of synthetic fabrics and finishes innovation in cotton should be a priority. Kudos to Cotton Council International and Fashion Design Council of India for promoting this cause among the youth of this cotton country,” said Nitin Bal Chauhan

“I prefer working with natural fibers. I love the possibilities that cotton offers, and the creativity shown today has been a real eye opener for me. With so many variations of cotton, I strongly feel that there is tremendous scope in this fabric. It is not only comfortable to wear but can also become inviting via innovation,” added Samant Chauhan.

The talent quotient was so high that the jury picked up two additional contestants for the final round. “The extremely high caliber of entries resulted in our decision to create an additional two spots in the reality house”, said Ms. Agnieszka Fijol, CCI’s program head of India.

The five finalists from Delhi are Vimal Abinash, Sanya Mukesh Jain, Gurman Singh Chawla, Padmaraj Keshri and Harjosh Singh Gioraya. 

The final twelve candidates chosen from around India will be invited to Delhi, where they will face a series of design challenges that test their creative and technical skills. A panel of fashion industry experts will judge each challenge, with one or more designers eliminated in each round. The winner will receive 1 million rupees and the chance to present at Spring/Summer 14 Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.

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