13/02/2015 4:02 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

Revealed: The 11 Most Important People At The LFW, And They're NOT The Designers

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This year's much-awaited Lakmé Fashion Week shall see some fresh faces strutting their talent down the ramp from the 18-22nd March at the Palladium Hotel.

After a gruelling audition, The Lakmé Fashion Week Model Auditions came to an end where 11 finalists were picked out of 130 participants at the Palladium Hotel in Mumbai.

Three rigorous rounds were conducted by a curated panel of judges, including model Sarah Jane Dais (who was recently captured in Atul Kasbekar's Kingfisher Calendar), photographer Rohan Shrestha, fashion choreographers Lubna Adams and Rashmi Virmani, and Saket Dhankar, Head Fashion, IMG Reliance and Purnima Lamba, Head of Innovation, Lakmé.

This is the 15th year of the Lakmé Fashion Week. The platform is recognised for producing talent such as Katrina Kaif, Yana Gupta, Mugdha Godse and Miss India World Kanishta Dhankar, among others.

Here's a look at who made the cut for this year's Fashion Week.