In a first for North East India making its mark on the global fashion stage, a 19 year old lad from Guwahati recently walked the ramp for Italian luxury fashion brand Zegna.
Kangkan Rabha, the guy from Guwahati was one of the 48 models who sashayed down the runway for designer Ermenegildo Zegna at a recent fashion show in Milan, Italy. The event saw the launching of Zegna’s Spring 2020 Menswear Collection.
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A photographer and a fashion model, Kangkan Rabha is also an enthusiastic visual artist specializing in styling. He switches from one style to another with unruffled ease and comfort making him suitable for the ever changing trends of the fashion industry. But most of all,this 19 year old student from Assam styles himself in a way that is unique and never very static.
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His interest spews over a range of dynamic collection, leading him to an interesting closet with fresh vibes and besotted most with what his mood feels like at that point of time. Kangkan does dwell on styles that he knows are versatile, that would last till eternity and that would define his presence in the world in a way that is just the best representation of himself.
The talented youngster has endorsed quite a few brands like FILA, Koovs, Converse while also walking the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week for top international brand from India – Bodice in collaboration with Reebok.
Rabha has also been featured in the November 2018 edition of the GQ Magazine in its India issue.
The ambitious street style influencer curates his own style stories, spewed in simply crafted fashion experiences through his blog TheQuirkyMinimal.
Our team caught up for a conversation with the young lad. Here is an excerpt-
What made you opt for modeling?
It really happened by chance, I never thought that I could be a Fashion model. Last year August 19, I got scouted by mother agency feat. Artist on Instagram, and went to Bombay and did my very first test shoot and started to build my book and juggling between Bombay to Guwahati as Student Life/Modelling and here I’m. It’s the start but it’s just that finding the happy medium for me.
Being northeastern and competing with the world outside; can you tell us about your views and of how you feel?
Actually, there is no competing. The industry is so diverse now representing colors of models and different ethnicity. It’s actually so amazing I’m able to be here meeting people from all around the world and sharing about our culture. It’s one of the best parts of creating an experience and getting to know so many creative people.
Do you get support from your family and friends?
I was blessed that my parents and loved ones were very supportive of what I do. It’s not only for modeling. The most supportive thing someone said to me is to always stay grounded and not get carried away ever.