After selecting the crème de la crème of talent from South and East India, Let’s Design reached Mumbai to scout out the best of West India.  Contestants from all over West India reached Holiday Inn, Mumbai on 23rd January, 2013 with hopes to impress the judges with their creativity. 

Renowned designers Troy Costa and Priyadarshini Rao judged the entries and were thoroughly astounded by the high caliber of the young designers. “Cotton is India’s heritage, and there has never been a fabric better suited to our lifestyles or mindsets,” exclaimed Priyadarshini Rao. “Creating awareness of this rich resource is a great way to take it forward for the generations to come. I am excited to see how innovatively the designers have handled cotton and have given it a new lease of life.” 

“Cotton mirrors people’s lives,” added Troy Costa. “It adapts to meet their needs, reflecting their strength and energy without losing their sensuality and individuality. Extravagance and comfort become one when creative tailoring meets cotton’s renowned qualities of breathability, strength and versatility.”

Cotton Council International, the mastermind of Let’s Design was also proud and happy with the turnout. “The caliber of entries this year is extremely high with some great non-traditional applications of cotton,” expressed Ms. Agnieszka Fijol, CCI’s program head of India. “Their designs show the true versatility of cotton fabric.” 

Vedangi Agarwal, Dimpali Khattar, Deepen Mohan Sharma and Ruchi Ramachandran were selected for the final round Let’s Design 5 and will join three young hopefuls selected in Kolkata earlier this week. These young aspiring designers will now head to Delhi, where they will face a series of design challenges that tests their creative and technical skills. Stay tuned to know more about this fashion battle and its consequences or log onto for regular updates and join thousands of fellow cotton lovers on