Between the podium and the ring: Dulatova as brothers from Chechnya took the fashion world without a fight


Между подиумом и рингом: как братья Дулатовы из Чечни взяли мир моды без боя

Islam and Sulumbek Dulatova

On the night of 6 to 7 October in Las Vegas was the fight between Conor McGregor and Habib by Nurmagomedov, which, recall, ended with the victory of the Dagestan athlete. However, before the long-awaited fight Nurmagomedov gave occasion to discuss not only his athletic talents and achievements, how many views on what classes are for men are decent and which are not: Nurmagomedov supported the abolition of creed concert in Makhachkala and called the singer and his colleagues “pitusiray”.

The Caucasus is considered one of the most conservative regions of Russia. More interesting is the fact that among Caucasians there are people who are trying to deal with similar stereotypes about “male” and “nemustech” occupations. Dulatova brothers from Chechnya achieve success in the ring (young people get involved in mixed martial arts), and worldwide, where they participate in the shows of Versace, Gucci, Alexander McQueen and other brands. SPLETNIK.RU learned how the brothers managed to attract the attention of scouts, and like it or them to be models.

Между подиумом и рингом: как братья Дулатовы из Чечни взяли мир моды без боя Sulumbek, Tamerlane, Islam, and Gabriel Dulatova

How it all started: it was a hoax?

In 2007, the family emigrated from Dulatovich terrible in Dusseldorf, Germany. At first there were no signs of international fame — like all immigrants, they were just trying to settle in a new place, where they had neither relatives nor friends. When the elder brother, Gabriel Dulatov was 16, he went to work in a supermarket, where he received six euros per hour.

Между подиумом и рингом: как братья Дулатовы из Чечни взяли мир моды без боя Gabriel Dulatov

Like any teenager, he wanted to be no worse than their peers in the attention of the young man captured the belt is Gucci, which he saw in one of the showcases in the centre of Dusseldorf. When Gabriel finally has accumulated enough money, he went for new clothes in the boutique, which at the time was and a modeling agent.

Между подиумом и рингом: как братья Дулатовы из Чечни взяли мир моды без боя

The woman immediately invited Gabriel to the casting, and he only laughed in response — a young man thought that his play and somewhere hidden hidden camera. To accept the offer immediately, Gabriel is not allowed and education.

Where I come from, a guy can’t be a model

— tried to explain it to the woman, but she convinced him to talk with his father.

Realizing that he is not kidding, do offer work, Gabriel has consulted with the family. Father decided to go to casting with the son, to samac to ensure that nothing untoward that do not offer. After a couple of months Gabriel has participated in the shows of Alexander McQueen and Gucci.

Между подиумом и рингом: как братья Дулатовы из Чечни взяли мир моды без боя Gabriel Dulatov

Late attention of the scouts drew and his younger brothers Sulumbek, Islam, and Tamerlane Dulatova.

Strict rules: religion and sports is more important

The brothers often together participate in photo shoots, but not all that they offer. For example, Dulatova immediately reject the survey and shows where you have to pose in underwear or shorts according to the Quran, a man must cover the body from the waist to the knees. Faithful to the principles of their religion for the brothers is more important than the incredible earnings. For example, Gabriel refused to shoot for Armani in Los Angeles, for which he had to pay 70 thousand dollars.

The conditions were these: I’m in shorts, a jacket and a hat of some sort, with me half-naked girl. I said, a million dollars will not go

— Dulatov said in an interview with the BBC.

Между подиумом и рингом: как братья Дулатовы из Чечни взяли мир моды без боя Gabriel Dulatov

However, special clauses in the contract would not deter employers — recently, 19-year-old Islam Dulatov has signed an exclusive contract with Versace. This summer, he debuted on the show of a famous brand within the men’s fashion Week in Paris, after which Vogue magazine called him one of the most promising models.

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Despite a promising assessment of the professional community, the brothers refer to her modeling career very calmly, and regarded her rather as a temporary income. Achievements in sports Dulatova clearly put higher in the list of their life goals.

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Между подиумом и рингом: как братья Дулатовы из Чечни взяли мир моды без боя Gabriel Dulatov (right) in the ring

Even in the profiles of their pages on Instagram brothers please indicate your status of mixed martial arts fighters, and then the contact model agencies, and photo and video exercises appear in blogs no less than from the backstage fashion photo shoots. Moreover, Islam currently occupies the second place in the rating of the strongest semi-professional soldiers in Europe.

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Average brothers Sulumbek and Tamerlane never aspired to become models, but still be involved in this “family affair”, as constantly receive offers from scouts. Brothers are shot for fashion magazines in Germany.

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But the 24-year-old Gabriel has already stated that he wants to leave the modeling business, which he, by his own admission, already outgrown. Your old pictures from the catwalk, which he posts on the social network, he is already supplied with the humorous caption: “I was young and I needed the money.”

Now and in the future I want to focus on the sport. I want to build a career

— said the eldest of the brothers Dulatovich.

Между подиумом и рингом: как братья Дулатовы из Чечни взяли мир моды без боя

The brothers also plan to open a gym in Dusseldorf, where representatives of the Chechen Diaspora of the surrounding towns could be free to engage in mixed martial arts.

Condemnation in social networks: better to be a drug addict than a model

If the pages of glossy magazines brothers models complimenting ex-countrymen to the success Dulatovich are skeptical. Many netizens from Chechnya believe that the occupation of the brothers denigrates the entire nation and not believe in the sincerity of their words about that family and religion for Dulatovich still in first place.

Между подиумом и рингом: как братья Дулатовы из Чечни взяли мир моды без боя

If you were religious, as you say, you wouldn’t have exposed yourself to the show!

Where the world is heading!

It is better to be a drug addict!

But Islam is aware of what Versace was gay?

The main criticism basically goes against Islam, which is at the moment a model’s career develops most successfully. While the young man does not condemn the angry commentators.

I can understand them because if I lived in Chechnya, I would have thought the same thing. Because it’s not in our culture, — he said in an interview with the BBC.

Между подиумом и рингом: как братья Дулатовы из Чечни взяли мир моды без боя

Questions the activity of the brothers is not only in their historic homeland and in the Diaspora — Germany is among the five European countries where most of the Chechens. But Gabriel told me that he tries to explain to his compatriots that their experience does not diminish their dignity. Then, the recognition Dulatovich, some Chechen families even ask them to help arrange a children modeling Agency.

For us the most important thing to remember who we are and where they came from

stresses Gabriel.

Между подиумом и рингом: как братья Дулатовы из Чечни взяли мир моды без боя

But my brethren, there are a large number of fans who believe the negative reviews only envy the success of Dulatovich.

Well done! No pathos, no ambition! So much respect for parents and their nation! All the laws of his people and of education!

Между подиумом и рингом: как братья Дулатовы из Чечни взяли мир моды без боя

However, in spite of all the detractors of Islam and he in fact continues to prove that combining modeling and career criticism does not bother him — last month Dulatov, Jr. was shot in Amsterdam for Calvin Klein, will fight against the Shabab, Karari.

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