2016 has been one of the most promising years for the world of fashion as we witnessed revolutionary accomplishments. From Arshad Khan aka chaiwala to mirchiwali from China, the power of social media did bring such promising figures into the forefront. The world accepted them with open arms and their popularity encouraged others to think on the similar lines.
This year, fashion industry did break some existing stereotypes by putting emphasis on LGBT community. It revealed that there is more to fashion than just your style statement, clothing and accessories! And before the year ends, here we present to you six people who became an overnight sensation and changed our mindset towards fashion.
Ibtihaj Muhammad is the first Muslim-American woman who revolutionised our thinking by wearing a hijab while competing in the fencing competition in Olympics. Besides that, she and her sister are founders of a brand called Louella that caters to a modest styling. The brand makes sure to appeal everyone and not just the Muslim women. Interestingly, the pricing is also affordable as no clothing item costs more than $200.
First-Ever CoverBoy James Charles
It was a dream come true for 17 years old James Charles when he rocked the internet by becoming the first ever cover-boy of a leading magazine. The initiative was applauded by everyone as James was just like any other kid in town.
His love for makeup and styling garnered him a huge fan following on social media which in turn changed his life completely. His hardwork was appreciated by several prominent figures in the fashion industry.
Mirchiwali from China
Right after Arshad Khan grabbed the attention, several hot pictures of mirchiwali from China started doing the rounds on social media. Though not much is known about her but her sizzling photos did give her popularity among the people when his photos went viral.
Sabziwali from Nepal
Amidst the uproar regarding chaiwala and mirchiwali, photographer RupChandra Maharjan clicked some photos of a girl at the local market in Nepal. Soon, the snaps went viral and she was called tarkariwali from Nepal. It was later the details of the girl were revealed. Kusum Shrestha was helping her parents in the market when the photographer took her picture.
Pakistan’s first transgender model – Kami Sid
Proud moment for the transgender community when LGBT activist Kami Sid made a smashing debut in the world of fashion. Recently, Kami did a hard hitting photoshoot which aimed to bring the LGBT community in the mainstream media.
Also read: This photoshoot of Pakistan’s first transgender model sends a powerful message [In pics]
And last but not the least…
Arshad Khan – No more a chaiwala
Arshad Khan’s tryst with modelling started when photographer Jiah Khan put his photo on social media. Soon he became an overnight sensation for his handsome looks. Such was the impact that the chaiwala soon landed a modelling contract and walked the ramp as well. Not only that, blue-eyed Arshad, recently worked in a music video as well.
Also watch: Pakistani chaiwala’s first music video will make you fall in love with him, once again
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