Transfashion : The Changing Perception Of The Third Gender Towards Fashion.
In the earlier days, the transgender did not have any priority in fashions as they were not socially accepted in society. Because of the existence of section 377, the decriminalization of LQBTQ, there is a shift in people’s perception of the community.
India’s first transgender model is Anjali Lama, a Nepali. Later on, following her
achievements many people got inspired especially the third gender. While they look forward to this field they had to face a lot of obstacles, they were not treated equally due to the presence of instability and were not provided with basic fundamental rights and struggled a lot for their livelihood. Above all these, they succeeded and today there are many transgender pageants. it is also seen that the transgender pageants have been more popular than the cisgender pageants. ‘The transgender ramp walks in India look very thrilling ‘ people opine. There are many national and international pageants in India.
The first transgender pageant was miss trans queen India 2017 that took place in
Haryana. The models who won in this contest were able to participate in Miss international queen. they also took part in the Omaha fashion week designer line and made it a grand success. The Lakme fashion week 2017, exhibited a transgender ramp walk. Being an expert, Valentina Sampaio cracked French vogues because of her shoot. In May 15th, 2019, a transgender ramp walk was held in New Delhi. They got an identity because of pageants,
shoots and a female playing the role of a transgender in the Indian tv show “shakti astitvake heysas” portrays the importance of transgender. padmini Prakash is India’s first transgender to anchor news shows. The transgender protection bill was passed by Lok sabha. It has become a trend in other countries and has been proven that non -binary people have more capacity. Both designers, as well as professional models, exist. Thus the transgender NGOs have provided them with a new life. These people are also helping in the development of our country by involving themselves in the daily routine by motivating the youths and helping the needy people.
In the upcoming days, people are making assure that there will be more and more opportunities for transgender in the fashion industry.