JJ Valaya is WIFW 2012 finale designer

New Delhi: Designer J.J. Valaya will bring the curtains down on the autumn/winter edition of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW), the second time will do so, and quite fittingly on the 20th anniversary of his debut in the field.

"This is the second time I am announced as the grand finale designer. The first season I did was in 2009. However, this edition is different because my label completes twenty years in the fashion industry and I want to thank fashion week for giving me platform to explore my designing skills," Valaya told IANS.

At the conclusion of the five-day fashion extravaganza Feb 19 at Pragati Maidan, the designer will showcase his ready-to-wear collection inspired by the Turkish genre. The collection will be "a happy mix of Indian and Western lines".

"Colour plays a huge role in my collection and like always, I will start the collection in beige, moving to brighter tones. Sets and music always plays a huge role in my line and this season will not be different. I am hopeful that fashionistas will love to see my new offering," the designer added.

During the 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 feature at the event.