Teenage fashion designer becomes Thai Internet sensation

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KHON KAEN, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Madaew models a fashion made from mosquito net atop a ladder in his family's garden on September 15, 2015 in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Apichet 'Madaew' Atilattana, 16, is a high school student whose followers on Facebook and Instagram have skyrocketed to over 200,000 since he started posting his fashion images earlier this year. Madaew creates his fashions using everyday items and untailored cloth and the images are shot by his friends and family. Madaew believes that everyday objects have an innate beauty and is eager to show this beauty to other people. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
KHON KAEN, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Madaew creates a skirt made from morning glory bought at the local market on September 15, 2015 in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Apichet 'Madaew' Atilattana, 16, is a high school student whose followers on Facebook and Instagram have skyrocketed to over 200,000 since he started posting his fashion images earlier this year. Madaew creates his fashions using everyday items and untailored cloth and the images are shot by his friends and family. Madaew believes that everyday objects have an innate beauty and is eager to show this beauty to other people. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
KHON KAEN, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Madaew models in a morning glory skirt and a top made from a flowering bush clipped from his family's garden on September 15, 2015 in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Apichet 'Madaew' Atilattana, 16, is a high school student whose followers on Facebook and Instagram have skyrocketed to over 200,000 since he started posting his fashion images earlier this year. Madaew creates his fashions using everyday items and untailored cloth and the images are shot by his friends and family. Madaew believes that everyday objects have an innate beauty and is eager to show this beauty to other people. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
KHON KAEN, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Madaew demonstrates 7 different fashions using only a length of cloth and a scarf on September 15, 2015 in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Apichet 'Madaew' Atilattana, 16, is a high school student whose followers on Facebook and Instagram have skyrocketed to over 200,000 since he started posting his fashion images earlier this year. Madaew creates his fashions using everyday items and untailored cloth and the images are shot by his friends and family. Madaew believes that everyday objects have an innate beauty and is eager to show this beauty to other people. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
KHON KAEN, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Madaew creates a fashion inspired by butterflies which incorporates bamboo baskets on September 15, 2015 in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Apichet 'Madaew' Atilattana, 16, is a high school student whose followers on Facebook and Instagram have skyrocketed to over 200,000 since he started posting his fashion images earlier this year. Madaew creates his fashions using everyday items and untailored cloth and the images are shot by his friends and family. Madaew believes that everyday objects have an innate beauty and is eager to show this beauty to other people. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
KHON KAEN, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Madaew cuts branches from a flowering bush on his property which he will use in his outfit on September 15, 2015 in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Apichet 'Madaew' Atilattana, 16, is a high school student whose followers on Facebook and Instagram have skyrocketed to over 200,000 since he started posting his fashion images earlier this year. Madaew creates his fashions using everyday items and untailored cloth and the images are shot by his friends and family. Madaew believes that everyday objects have an innate beauty and is eager to show this beauty to other people. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
KHON KAEN, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Madaew creates a fashion inspired by butterflies which incorporates bamboo baskets on September 15, 2015 in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Apichet 'Madaew' Atilattana, 16, is a high school student whose followers on Facebook and Instagram have skyrocketed to over 200,000 since he started posting his fashion images earlier this year. Madaew creates his fashions using everyday items and untailored cloth and the images are shot by his friends and family. Madaew believes that everyday objects have an innate beauty and is eager to show this beauty to other people. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
KHON KAEN, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Madaew demonstrates 7 different fashions using only a length of cloth and a scarf on September 15, 2015 in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Apichet 'Madaew' Atilattana, 16, is a high school student whose followers on Facebook and Instagram have skyrocketed to over 200,000 since he started posting his fashion images earlier this year. Madaew creates his fashions using everyday items and untailored cloth and the images are shot by his friends and family. Madaew believes that everyday objects have an innate beauty and is eager to show this beauty to other people. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
KHON KAEN, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Madaew demonstrates 7 different fashions using only a length of cloth and a scarf on September 15, 2015 in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Apichet 'Madaew' Atilattana, 16, is a high school student whose followers on Facebook and Instagram have skyrocketed to over 200,000 since he started posting his fashion images earlier this year. Madaew creates his fashions using everyday items and untailored cloth and the images are shot by his friends and family. Madaew believes that everyday objects have an innate beauty and is eager to show this beauty to other people. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
KHON KAEN, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Madaew gathers a mosquito net, one of a number of everyday items he uses to create his fashion images, on September 15, 2015 in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Apichet 'Madaew' Atilattana, 16, is a high school student whose followers on Facebook and Instagram have skyrocketed to over 200,000 since he started posting his fashion images earlier this year. Madaew creates his fashions using everyday items and untailored cloth and the images are shot by his friends and family. Madaew believes that everyday objects have an innate beauty and is eager to show this beauty to other people. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
KHON KAEN, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Madaew models a fashion inspired by butterflies which incorporates bamboo baskets on September 15, 2015 in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Apichet 'Madaew' Atilattana, 16, is a high school student whose followers on Facebook and Instagram have skyrocketed to over 200,000 since he started posting his fashion images earlier this year. Madaew creates his fashions using everyday items and untailored cloth and the images are shot by his friends and family. Madaew believes that everyday objects have an innate beauty and is eager to show this beauty to other people. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
KHON KAEN, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Madaew's grandmother helps him as he creates a top from ribbon and branches from a flowering bush on September 15, 2015 in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Apichet 'Madaew' Atilattana, 16, is a high school student whose followers on Facebook and Instagram have skyrocketed to over 200,000 since he started posting his fashion images earlier this year. Madaew creates his fashions using everyday items and untailored cloth and the images are shot by his friends and family. Madaew believes that everyday objects have an innate beauty and is eager to show this beauty to other people. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
KHON KAEN, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Madaew models a fashion made from mosquito net atop a ladder in his family's garden on September 15, 2015 in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Apichet 'Madaew' Atilattana, 16, is a high school student whose followers on Facebook and Instagram have skyrocketed to over 200,000 since he started posting his fashion images earlier this year. Madaew creates his fashions using everyday items and untailored cloth and the images are shot by his friends and family. Madaew believes that everyday objects have an innate beauty and is eager to show this beauty to other people. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
KHON KAEN, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Madaew, who doesn't have a computer, edits an image on his phone on September 15, 2015 in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Apichet 'Madaew' Atilattana, 16, is a high school student whose followers on Facebook and Instagram have skyrocketed to over 200,000 since he started posting his fashion images earlier this year. Madaew creates his fashions using everyday items and untailored cloth and the images are shot by his friends and family. Madaew believes that everyday objects have an innate beauty and is eager to show this beauty to other people. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
KHON KAEN, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Madaew prepares an outfit consisting of a morning glory skirt and a top made from a flowering bush clipped from his family's garden on September 15, 2015 in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Apichet 'Madaew' Atilattana, 16, is a high school student whose followers on Facebook and Instagram have skyrocketed to over 200,000 since he started posting his fashion images earlier this year. Madaew creates his fashions using everyday items and untailored cloth and the images are shot by his friends and family. Madaew believes that everyday objects have an innate beauty and is eager to show this beauty to other people. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
KHON KAEN, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Madaew's father helps him prepare for a photo wearing an outfit fashioned from mosquito netting on September 15, 2015 in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Apichet 'Madaew' Atilattana, 16, is a high school student whose followers on Facebook and Instagram have skyrocketed to over 200,000 since he started posting his fashion images earlier this year. Madaew creates his fashions using everyday items and untailored cloth and the images are shot by his friends and family. Madaew believes that everyday objects have an innate beauty and is eager to show this beauty to other people. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
KHON KAEN, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Madaew models in a morning glory skirt and a top made from a flowering bush clipped from his family's garden on September 15, 2015 in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Apichet 'Madaew' Atilattana, 16, is a high school student whose followers on Facebook and Instagram have skyrocketed to over 200,000 since he started posting his fashion images earlier this year. Madaew creates his fashions using everyday items and untailored cloth and the images are shot by his friends and family. Madaew believes that everyday objects have an innate beauty and is eager to show this beauty to other people. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
KHON KAEN, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Madaew poses for a photo on an overpass near his home on September 15, 2015 in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Apichet 'Madaew' Atilattana, 16, is a high school student whose followers on Facebook and Instagram have skyrocketed to over 200,000 since he started posting his fashion images earlier this year. Madaew creates his fashions using everyday items and untailored cloth and the images are shot by his friends and family. Madaew believes that everyday objects have an innate beauty and is eager to show this beauty to other people. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
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Social media phenomenon Apichet 'Madaew' Atilattana became an Internet sensation with almost 200,000 followers after posting photos of his handmade outfits inspired by high fashion. The 16-year-old Thai teen who does not own a computer uses everyday objects, his friends and a smartphone to share his creations with the world. Photographer Taylor Weidman documents Madaew making and posing in his creations in the photo gallery above.


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