Modelling is an integral shoot- off of fashion, that requires not just a great body, but a proper attitude as well. It is more the demeanor than the style that lends models their grace and splendor and showcases them as a staple for brand endorsement. A host of Indian supermodels are now making it big in the world fashion scenario. Let’s have a look at some of them.
India’s first big supermodel, Ujjawla Raut has dazzled on the runaway for top fashion brands like YSL, Dolce & Gabbana, Cavalli, Hugo Boss, Gucci, Valentino as well as Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. A Femina Miss India winner in 1996, she has posed for cover pics of reputed fashion magazines like Elle and Time.
An Indian entrepreneur and a dashing actor, Milind Soman ventured into modelling after earning his engineering diploma. A fitness enthusiast and an ardent health advocate, India’s first supermodel Milind barged into the scene from 1988 onwards and still rules the modelling world with his enigmatic charm and persona.
A multi talented personality, Indian supermodel Padma Lakshmi has modelled for international designers like Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Ralph Lauren as well as featured in ads for Roberto Cavalli. Her bold nude pose for the May 2009 issue of Allure catapulted her to unprecedented fame.
Touted the next Indian supermodel by Vogue India, Bhumika Arora internationally started somewhat late at the age of 26 but went on to do at least 25 shows in her very next year. Big brands such as Hermes, Chanel, Fendi, Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce and Gabbana as also famous fashion magazines Vogue, Elle USA, Marie Claire Italia, L’officiel India have sported this Indian wonder in their various ventures.
Starting out as a professional, Indian supermodel Niketan Madhok became a prominent face in the modelling industry in 2002 by virtue of his association with the Lakme Fashion Week. Apart from walking the ramp for designers of both national and international repute, Niketan also modeled for Swiss watch major Bovet Fleurier during their launch in India, and has also brushed shoulders with the Who’s Who of the fashion industry.
A finalist of the Miss India 1998 contest, Dipannita Sharma from Assam has modeled for all Indian designers and also for international design houses like Valentino and Fendi in India. An endorser of brands such as Garnier, Nivea and Dettol, Dipannita is a supermodel par excellence from India.
Crowned with the Miss earth title at the Miss earth 2010 beauty pageant in Vietnam,supermodel Nicole Faria has been the global brand ambassador for Swiss watch company Frederique Constant Geneve and has also walked the ramp in Lakme Fashion Week, Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week and Colombo Fashion Week, apart from featuring in fashion magazines like Elle, Cosmopolitan and Vogue.