rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Getahead » PICS: Neelam Johal is Burberry's first Indian model

PICS: Neelam Johal is Burberry's first Indian model

Last updated on: December 19, 2013 21:47 IST

PICS: Neelam Johal is Burberry's first Indian-origin model

     Next

Next

Indian-origin British model features in the campaign of the British luxury brand's latest campaign.

Neelam Johal has earned the unique distinction of being the latest campaign face of the British luxury brand Burberry.

In the campaign, the Indian origin Johal poses alongside the actor Jamie Campbell Bower (who plays the lead role in the television series Camelot and has been featured in movies including The Twilight Saga and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows among others) and the teen noble-turned-model Lady Jean Campbell.

The 18-year-old model love spending time with her sisters and counts Keeping up with the Kardashians amongst her favourite television shows.

"I'm not a film lover, she tells Models.com in an interview, "because I hate sitting down for that amount of time, but I'm obsessed with The Godfather trilogy."


Image: Neelam Johal walks the runway at the Burberry Prorsum show at London Fashion Week SS14 at Kensington Gardens on September 16, 2013 in London, England.
Photographs: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

     Next

PICS: Neelam Johal is Burberry's first Indian-origin model

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Johal's favourite designer brands include Burberry (of course), Alexander Wang and Balenciaga and her signature perfume is YSL Elle that she tells Models.com she's 'worn for years'.

Having walked for Burberry, the teen model now hopes to walk the runway for Chanel in Paris and hopes to visit Brazil, New York and the Maldives some day.

Neelam Johal confesses to be a bookworm and counts Khaled Hosseini as one of her favourite novelists.


Image: Neelam Johal walks the runway at the Burberry Prorsum show at London Fashion Week SS14 at Kensington Gardens on September 16, 2013 in London, England.
Photographs: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Prev     Next

PICS: Neelam Johal is Burberry's first Indian-origin model

Prev     More
Prev

More

Burberry is one of the most iconic British luxury brands best known for its trench coat designed by its founder Thomas Burberry.

Founded in 1856, the then 21-year-old Burberry started out by opening his store in Hampshire England.

By 1880 Burberry had introduced the gabardine fabric that was not only water resistant but also breathable.

In 1901 he submitted a design of a raincoat for the army officers to the United Kingdom War Office. The coat would eventually become an optional item of clothing in the British Army and begin to be called the 'trench coat' by the soldiers on the frontlines.

While another luxury brand Aquascutum also claims to have invented the trench coat, Burberry is most identified with the garment that you see the models in the picture wearing above.

Burberry was listed by Interbrands as the 77th most valuable brand in the world and is known for its unique tartan pattern which is also one of the most extensively copied trademarks.


Image: Neelam Johal with Jamie Campbell Bower and Lady Jean Campbell in Burberry's latest Spring/Summer 2014 campaign.
Photographs: Burberry Spring/Summer 2014 ad campaign

Prev     More