Destiny has its own ways of working and male model Arun Gupta is the classic example of that. The 20 years Arun was walking in the East Village area in New York City one day when and much to his surprise he was approached by a casting director who questioned him if he has ever considered modelling. A surprised Arun was handed over a business card and asked to drop by the agency the next day — and the rest is history.
Arun is half Singaporean and half Indian has so far walked for Hugo Boss, Kenzo, Acne Studio, Fendi, Neil Barrett's FW18 shows that have just taken place, as well as Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Margaret Howell and Sacai's SS18 shows.Arun made his debut with an SS18 lookbook for Kent and Curwen.
"I still remember that shoot like (it was) yesterday; Yes, I was nervous but not extremely. The vibe of the shoot was athletic schoolboy, so we wore blazers, cricket sweaters, and chinos. Here I made some of my first friends in the industry and worked with some of fashion’s most creative and innovative talents, like Alister Mackie, Jess Hallett, and Daniel Kearns," said Arun in an interview.
Before modelling, Arun was studying at a university in New York City. "I honestly have no idea what I want to do after this: I’m more focused on living in the present and creating happy memories. If I wasn’t modelling, I’d probably be at Uni," he said.
Well, it is a proud moment to see the young Arun taking India on the fashion map and we love how designers are embracing models of diverse ethnicity and colour on the runway. What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments below.