5 Indian Models Who Have Set International Ramps Ablaze
Laxmi Menon, Photo credit: Pinterest
1.Laxmi Menon: What can a muse to legendary photographer Prabuddha Dasgupta look like? Laxmi, who was a sociology graduate at Bangalore University, rose to fame after being a part of Jean Paul Gaultier’s shows in Paris. Walking for Hermes followed and the rest is history. Since then Laxmi has been part of a number of international ad campaigns for brands such as J. Crew, Max Mara, Givenchy and for retail giants such as Bergdorf Goodman. In 2011 she became the first Indian to be featured in the prestigious Pirelli calendar.
2. Bhumika Arora: Hailing from Karnal, Haryana, Bhumika never thought someday she will be closing Marc Jacobs show at New York Fashion Week. It all began in Chandigarh when a local publication took notice of Bhumika and published her images. Soon began her stint on the Indian runway that lasted for three years. Bhumika always wanted to explore the international fashion scene, so she approached all the major agencies. Being contacted by Elite Paris changed her life. She made her international debut at Paris Fashion Week for Dries Van Noten, followed by Vera Wang in New York. Since then she has walked for names such as Balmain, Anna Sui, Fendi, Gareth Pugh and many more.
3. Tarun Nijjer: Another London native and the only male model on our list who has been creating waves in the international fashion front is Tarun Nijjer. Tarunjeet Nijjer is a student of literature at Bristol University. He opened and closed the Burberry Prorsum Autumn-Winter 2014 show in London. He was discovered at a reading festival and has been part of the Burberry campaign along with Cara Delevingne.
4. Pooja Mor: From being an engineering student in Mumbai to walking for Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton for his Resort presentation, Pooja’s life has gone through a 180 degree turn. This former Ms Ahmedabad has taken the world of fashion by storm with her dusky looks, lanky legs and beautiful black locks. She has also walked for Hugo Boss and Stella McCartney.
5. Neelam Gill: When you are just 19 and your first job as a model is to be part of a Burberry campaign, you know you have made it big. London native Neelam Gill was bound to go to college when her career in fashion began. Neelam refers to fellow model Jordan Dunn as her mentor and was handpicked by Kanye West to be a part of his show in NYFW for Adidas.