Bhumika Arora won't give up beliefs for fashion
Bhumika Arora won’t go topless or wear sheer clothing on the runway.
The Indian model was one of the stand out stars of the Autumn/ Winter 16 runways, walking for everyone from Chanel in Paris to Public School in New York.
She’s quickly becoming a darling of fashion, but that doesn’t mean the beauty will change her stance on revealing her body.
“I know my limits,” she told Britain’s Elle magazine. “I won’t do anything that I’d be ashamed of. It’s something in India that is important – it’s something no Indian girl would do (go topless of wear sheer clothing). It’s my decision and it’s to do with my culture. I do feel guilty for giving designers another thing to worry about when they’re trying to put together their shows but I still can’t do it. People have been understanding.”
As well as making waves on the catwalk, Bhumika is also landing coveted magazine work. She graced the cover of Vogue India for the February issue, with the publication naming her the next Indian Supermodel by the fashion glossy. She's also on the front of Elle, joined by fellow models Ysaunny Brito, Sofie Hemmet, and Maggie Jablonski.
“When I started, everything was so new that I didn’t notice I was the only Indian girl,” she admitted. “Backstage, all the other models from the same countries would be hanging out together and I started to notice. Back then, South Asia was untouched – now there are so many Indian models being introduced. I feel good, but then I felt sad that they weren’t there when I was starting out!”