This young Thai fashionista is giving us serious runway realness with looks made out of found objects, and we are loving every moment of it.
The 15-year-old visionary refers to himself as the “Thai Ban Fashionist” (“The Thai Fashionista”). His looks are made from objects ranging from banana leaves, to fishing baskets, to just about anything his spry creativity can put together to make a runway-ready ensemble. His photographs striking a pose in his handmade creations has made waves all over social media. His instagram account is 12,300 followers strong, while his Facebook page has earned the love and adoration of 155,300 followers.
Just who is this fabulous creature with a flair for the whimsical and fantastical, anyway?
According to Boa Informacao, this instagrammer goes by the real name of Madaew, and he shoots each look from the gorgeous landscapes of his hometown in the Khon Kaen province of Northeastern Thailand. The wide range of locales he shoots from — from banana tree thatches to lush rice fields to towering trees to gritty urban structures — make for both bold backdrop choices and a subtle tribute to his hometown.
Here’s something to rival Lady Gaga’s iconic “Meat Dress”, only more vegan-friendly.
With his avant-garde ensembles, Madaew can easily give the streets of Harajuku a run for their money.
So many variations.
the Thai Ban Fashionist’s enthusiasm and vivacious creativity are giving us life. We know this kid is going places.
Hats off to you, Madaew! Keep doing you to the fullest.
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