Narendra Kumar & SWISS International Air Line’s Fashion-Art calendar is all set to release this month and we can’t wait to see the magic they have created this time. The calendar was shot by Prasad Naik at the Hotel Palace Lucerne in Switzerland and the theme this year was Swiss Hospitality. Narendra Kumar even told us about how there’s one outfit created for different parts of the world and how they hadn’t even seen the models personally before the shoot – all he was given was measurements and pictures. Why you ask? Well the models weren’t professionals! They were the actual crew members of SWISS International Air Lines! After 80 applicants only a lucky 6 were selected to feature in the calendar. Here’s a little story behind 3 of those lucky girls.
Meet Kathrin Schneider. Kathrin has actually modelled before for a Swiss hotel chain a few years ago, so this couldn’t have been very different for her. Having worked for SWISS for 8 years and counting, she has always wanted to be in aviation ever since she was little. She’s been to India several times because her job takes her to all the different parts of the world and she loves her short stays in India because she feels that in the hotels, you’re treated like a royal.
Alin Aykac has the expressive eyes of an Indian folk dancer. She has worked for SWISS for over three years and enjoys working with children for which she’s about to enter the world of child psychology soon. Having never posed for a professional camera before, Alin was quite shy in the beginning. Once she had a chat with Narendra Kumar and Prasad Naik, they managed to calm her nerves and she was able to slip into ‘princess mode’ quite easily.
Carola Wimmer has been with SWISS for the last 4 years and is very excited about her upcoming promotion and the exciting tasks that are going to come with it. The upbeat girl has modelled a little in the past and has quite a vast amount of knowledge of Indian food; she expresses her love for palak-paneer, masala chai and absolutely loves mangos! She gelled with Narendra and the calendar crew instantly and by the end of it they were all crying with laughter and taking several selfies.