Here’s why Indian models are making it big Internationally and not in their own country; find out

With the World becoming even more close, thanks to the Internet, people’s perspectives are also changing
Here’s why Indian models are making it big Internationally and not in their own country; find outHere’s why Indian models are making it big Internationally and not in their own country; find out
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The times that we are living in has to be the ‘golden period’ for fashion. Wide gaps are bridging, lines are blurring and the World is coming together. Gone are the days when you’d be looked down upon basis your colour, religion, gender or physique (well they’re gone at least partially). The fashion industry after facing backlash for being biased for the longest time has finally changed its perspective, well almost. 

 

Social media is taking over and spreading like wildfire. In today’s age, everyone has the freedom to post their own stories on any platform knowing that somewhere it’ll be noticed and might just get picked up. With the World becoming even more close, thanks to the Internet, people’s perspectives are also changing. 

 

All of us are aware of the inspiring story of Naomi Janumala. The young 19 year old model from Mumbai is now one of the faces of Rihanna’s celebrated fashion brand, Fenty. It was obviously a huge feat for Indians on a global platform as one of our own was representing us in an International space. 

 

 

So are luxurious fashion houses and high street brands really opening up to the idea of accepting people from all walks of life? Well, with the current developments, it certainly seems like that we are stepping into the right direction. Indian models have been making a lot of waves in the west but there is absolutely no noise about it back home. Pratik Shetty a young 20 year old model from India has already walked at the Paris Fashion Week. The tall and lean model also closed the show for Lanvin. Tuhir Brahmbhatt was launched with an exclusive debut for Louis Vuitton. Mustafa Dawood has already walked for fashion giants, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, to name a few. 

 

Pratik Shetty, a 20 year old model, said how he was scrolling through Instagram and saw an advertisement and pounced on the opportunity. He said that he picked up almost everything that came his way just to get that final break. Pratik was disheartened as apparently he wasn’t “appealing” enough for the Indian clients and so there was very little work for them. He however adds that the International circuit is extremely different as he hardly has any time to even sit at home. 

 

 

Tuhir Brahmbhatt stated how modelling in India is not even considered a real job. Models are usually looked down upon and their shelf life is extremely limited. He also added how he is valued more abroad than in his own country. Brahmbhatt also revealed how models are not even recognised here and how our notion of beauty remains unchanged and narrow. In a country which is filled with hues or browns, we chase only the fair-skinned. 

 

 

Seems like right now is a great time for every Indian model as the acceptance that they’re receiving Internationally is madenning. What are your thoughts on this subject? Comment below and let us know. 

 

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