Vaani Kapoor lights up the red carpet at ELLE Graduates Advertisement

Vaani Kapoor lights up the red carpet at ELLE Graduates

Note to self: brocade pantsuits are a sure party starter

By ELLE team  January 18th, 2017

What happens when the most exciting new names in fashion meet the rising stars in the glamour industry? We got the answer tonight when we had a real party on our hands at the ELLE Graduates finals. 

The search for the next big thing in Indian fashion (took only two months; no biggie) ended with Antar-Agni making it well worth the wait. Giving him some stiff competition were finalists Doodlage, Misho Designs, P.E.L.L.A., Kaleekal, VineetRahul and Silvense. 

When we finally managed to tear our eyes away from the magical creations on the runway, the red carpet made our jaws drop. ELLE January cover girl Vaani Kapoor showed up in a Payal Khandwala pantsuit, casually giving out major boss lady vibes like no big deal. Our social media star Sherry Shroff gave the Kenzo x H&M collab a whirl, while Harshvardhan Kapoor set hearts fluttering in a sweater and blazer combo.

If you thought the red carpet was all that, then check out the line up for our runway show stoppers (in the gallery above). We’re talking Rahul Khanna, Richa Chaddha, celebrity make-up artist Elton Fernandez, Saba Azad and Rachel Varghese!

Flip through the gallery above for all the dazzling moments from the night.

Photographs: Kedar Nene

ELLE Graduates powered by Max Fashions.  Make-up Partner: Oriflame. Trade Partner: Who’s Next. Talent partner: TFM India. Styling partner: Jean Claude-Biguine. Wine partner: Fratelli Vineyards. Cheer Partner: The Beer Cafe. Venue Partner: The Great Eastern Home. Gifting partners: Da Milano, Fennel and Godrej Nature’s Basket.