New Delhi, Mar 15 : Beyond the chic facade and haute attires, models with hectic jam-packed schedules and back to back shows, are stressed and fatigued, several of them revealed on Saturday at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in New Delhi.
Models have the toughest time every year at this time of the season because of hundred shows lined up for Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, running virtually all day from 12.15 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The sheer need to look best on the ramp after hours of waiting and dress dos, a model has more than one show. And day after day for seven days, fashion week becomes a stress week.
"During the Fashion Week it is quite stressful with 3-4 shows a day. After every show we have to run for our hair make up and there is less time between each show. There is hardly any time to eat, it is very stressful it's a stress week during the fashion week," said Priya, a Mumbai model.
Seasoned models like Nina Manuel cannot escape this grind either but after countless rounds of the ramp over the years, they have devised their own de-stressing formula.
"Right now it's a de-stressing moment for me when I'm sitting on the chair while they (make up men) are ironing my hair to overcome stress. I'll recommend just breathe and drink lots of water," says Nina Manuel.
But then as a model, dealing with the day-to-day stress becomes a part and parcel of your life.
"As a model its your job to put your best foot forward and deal with this daily stress you just have to understand that. These are stresses that will happen but you have to overcome them and carry on and just put a good show," said Tina Chatwal.
With 82 designers lining up to showcase their collections in 40 shows spread across five days, one must not be blamed for collapsing due to fashion fatigue!