Omani, Indian designers team up for a cause

March 1st, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Indian and Omani fashion designers came together to create awareness against female infanticide through a fashion show that supported the Save The Girl Child initiative.

From filmmaker Akbar Khan, singer Anoop Jalota to model Diana Hayden and cartoonist Sudhir Tailang walked the ramp Wednesdayto support the cause.

“I am a very strong believer of this because Prophet Mohammad stood for this cause. In ancient Arabia, the moment a girl child was born they would bury her alive and he is the man who created awareness against it,” Akbar Khan told IANS.

“He said there are two creators, one creator is above (god) and the other is on earth and that is mother. A mother’s value is no less than the almighty. A woman is stronger than a man,” he added.

Omani designer Anisa Moosa Al-Zadjali showcased a collection dedicated to confident women, which included a variety of heavily embroidered salwar suits in bright colours with the dupatta draped in traditional Islamic style.

Her show was followed Indian designers Pallavi Mohan, Zubair Kirami and Sulakshana Monga - they presented a range of dresses and gowns dedicated to modern women.

Diana, who walked the ramp as the showstopper, said: “The more awareness created, better it is. It is disgusting to see so much female infanticide happening. It is important to attract attention, whether it is through fashion or any other medium.

“It is lovely that Oman has collaborated with Indian designers. If other foriegn countries get involved, it would be great. By doing this if you can save one life itss so worth it.”

The event was conceptualized and organised by Vinay Gupta of Lifestyle Impresario in association and Al Qalam Foundation to support the cause of Save the Girl Child and Back to Nature and Wellness respectively.

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