Disabled girls & elderly walk the ramp at a fashion show in Ahmedabad
The Government Polytechnic for Girls in Ahmedabad held a fashion show in which 12 physically challenged girls and senior citizens walked the ramp.
The show was called Samanvay, Fashion for Inclusive Society. It was an initiative by the Computer-Aided Costume Designing and Dress Making department in the college to change the notions of restricting fashion shows to abled bodied and skinny models.
The costumes were designed by students of the college specifically for girls with physical disabilities. The show was held for the first time last year. The first show was only for college members. This year, it was thrown open to people from the fashion industry.
The garments were created from low cost materials so they were affordable to all. There were many challenges in holding the show as parents of the disabled girls had to be convinced.