This one tugged at the heart. Draped impeccably in elegant and versatile ensembles of coveted designers, differently-abled children of the NGO Tamana — a non-profit organization — walked the ramp with students of leading schools in Delhi at a recent Khadi fashion show hosted by FDCI. The confidence with which they took the spotlight, was refreshingly heart-warming.
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Titled “Inclusion Beyond Boundaries,” FDCI’s shining design stars Abraham & Thakore, Anju Modi, Gaurav Jai Gupta, JJ Valaya, Payal Jain, Rahul Mishra, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rina Dhaka, Rohit Bal and Samant Chauhan, presented a soulful collection paying ode to the tradition and heritage of Khadi. Pearl Academy’s Ridhi Arora also presented her promising collection, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Delhi.
At the forefront of Indian fashion with the Make In India philosophy, leading by example is Mr Sunil Sethi, President FDCI and Dr Shayama Chona, Founder and President of Tamana. Sharing their belief that mainstream fashion can bring style into the lives of the differently-abled, the duo presented a pioneering example on par with international efforts to make fashion adaptive and inclusive for all. “This event is our vision to embrace this change in India as well,” said Mr Sethi. We couldn’t agree more.