Art and fashion come together on a platform urging the society to give everybody a fair chance

It was a delightful treat for the fashion enthusiasts getting a chance to see some special and charming young models displaying some interesting creations of fashion designers. It was also a blissful moment for art lovers to engage with the works created by a set of special kids. For the cause of differently abled kids, fashion and art came together at the event organised by Freesia at The Grand, Vasant Kunj.

Freesia, a charity organisation created a platform where the children and young adults with special needs joined their creative forces and abilities with well-known designers. Wearing these designer outfits, kids walked the ramp with ease and grace. There were paintings, photography and even a dance show with choreographer Gilles Chuyen presenting a performance with kids. “The idea has been conceived and designed to break myths and misconceptions that children and young adults with special needs belong to a confined zone of their own. I believe that art can educate the challenged in ways to give them better opportunities of livelihood and it is about time to unlock their talents and help them find a place in arrangements apart from their comfort zones. This is not to sensitise people of their existence but to make people realise that they can fit into any kind of profession if given a chance and avenue,” says Roma Sahni, Founder Director, Freesia who has a degree in fine arts.

Fashion designer Leena Singh expressed, “I feel so blessed to be able to work with these special children. They are bursting with enthusiasm and creativity and everyone needs to give them a chance. That is all they need.” Designer Malini Ramani remarked, “It was simply impressive to see all the children who are specially blessed loaded with so much of creativity and it would be unfair to let them go unnoticed.”