Shantanu-Nikhil to open WIFW 2012

New Delhi: Designer duo Shantanu-Nikhil will Feb 15 open the autumn-winter edition of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) 2012 at the Pragati Maidan. WIFW organiser Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) Tuesday announced the names of the designers who will feature at the 19th edition of the event.

"FDCI is thrilled to have ace designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil to open WIFW 2012, that so befits the glitz and glamour that they are known for and hence the apt choice to unveil the biggest fashion event of the year," FDCI President Sunil Sethi said in a statement.

The designer duo, known for their luxurious and elegant collection, will showcase their S&N Drape bridge line, and said they were "extremely excited to open the show".

During the five-day gala, 138 designers will showcase their collections on the ramp and on the racks. Abraham and Thakore, Anand Kabra, Anju Modi, Gaurav Gupta, Meera and Muzaffar Ali, Manish Malhotra, Rahul Mishra, Rocky S, Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani, Abdul Halder, Charu Parashar, Wendell Rodricks, James Ferreira and Gauri and Nainika are some of the well known names that will take part in the event.