Nepal-Based Label Creates World Record For The Highest Altitude Fashion Show. Can We Say The Sky’s The Limit?
If you ever wondered about your dreams being too unrealistic to one day achieve, think again! Nepal-based work wear-label KASA Style just etched their names into the Guinness Book World Records for successfully executing the highest altitude fashion show event ever held on land.
Christened as the ‘Mount Everest Fashion Runway’, the event was held at an elevation of 5340 meters (1,7515 ft) at Kala Pathhar, Khumjung, Nepal. This feat was achieved in collaboration with RB Diamond, Nepal Tourism Board and Visit Nepal Year 2020 Secretariat. According to the organisers, this event was conceptualised and brought to life in order to draw focus to climate change, sustainable fashion and tourism in the country. Well, we definitely are paying attention not because of some name in a book but the sheer scope of human ambition displayed in this venture!
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The show consisted of models from Nepal and a host of other countries like Finland, Italy, Sri Lanka and Singapore. Strutting down the ‘Snow-way’ in KASA, the collection featured an array of formals and outerwear crafted from Nepali Pashmina, Felt and Yak Wool. Given how these fabrics are perfect for a snowy escapade, it is somewhat of a relief for us think that the models didn’t have to freeze in silk slip dresses instead!
But being so high up the mountains brings other challenges, apart from the obvious cold. The show was realised with the help of a team of 48 people, who started trekking from Lukla to Kala Patthar on January 18. In order to keep the journey environment-friendly, they used bio-degradable designed clothes, shampoo, detergent, water-less bath and solar technology during the trek. We wonder how the casting call for this show was worded; did they drop the venue details in advance and if it is even on the map?
The world of fashion is not new to record-breaking, fabulous achievements. From the longest wedding dress train (France, 8095.40 meters) to the Most People Modelling On A Catwalk (UK, 3651 people), we have seen so many of such outrageous displays of sheer human will. Do you have an idea of a world record? Let us know!