Meet the 16-year-old fashion designer whose sustainable looks may shake up the industry.
Using mosquito netting, branches, ribbon, and flowers, 16-year-old Apichet "Madaew" Atilattana is turning the fashion industry on its head.
The high school student from Khon Kaen, Thailand, creates innovative designs using unconventional materials, and he's garnered quite the following.
Madaew is often inspired by plants, animals, and other organic elements.
He captures the natural beauty in everyday objects like morning glory, ribbon, branches, un-tailored fabric, and even mosquito netting.
Part artist, part botanist, and part engineer, Madaew designs, crafts, and models each piece himself.
Of course, he does get help from a few family members, who are eager to lend a hand...
...and take photos.
Since Madaew doesn't have a computer, he edits the photos on his phone.
In February, Madaew started posting his work on social media.
Madaew is proof that with imagination and passion, there are no limits to what we can do.
While you won't find the 16-year-old on the runway at New York Fashion Week with jaw-dropping designs like these, it's only a matter of time.
Gorgeous! Slay, Madaew!