Infiniti Mall Hosts a Fashion Show in Mumbai with Specially Challenged Women
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | May 19, 2022 | News
Infiniti Mall, a division of K Raheja Realty, associated with the Bombay Times Fashion Week where they had specially-abled women with Down Syndrome, Autistic and Thalassemia walk the ramp on 29 April 2022.
In 2021, the mall came up with this initiative called “Initiative to Inspire'', a foundation for specially-abled women entrepreneurs to showcase their skills and talent to become a part of Atmanirbhar Bharat. The initiative got its wings to fly and more than 14 participants came together where they finally got first-hand experience with customers and fellow entrepreneurs through a Flea Market setup at Infiniti Mall.
Impressed by this effort by Infiniti Mall, the Fashion Show organizers decided to applaud this initiative by offering these women an opportunity to walk the ramp. They had a lineup of women for the evening starting with Down Syndrome participants like Shivaali Bhandari, Ashritha Shetty, Shikha Vajpai and Nandani Ladhani along with intellectually disabled participants Dhvani Shah and Anisha Khanna. These women work across various fields such as dance, cooking, making homemade handicraft items, soaps and shampoos, cakes and chocolates, etc.
Gaurav Balani, Head of Marketing, Infiniti Mall said, “Infiniti Mall is always eager to work for the development of the community. The step by the mall to provide a platform to these specially-abled women and turn their disability into ability was so commendable that it motivated the fashion show organizers to feature this ‘Initiative to Inspire’ as a part of the Fashion Week’s Social Responsibility section. Infiniti Mall believes that behind every disability, there is an ability and that was their inspiration to come up with the ‘Initiative to Inspire’.”
Specially abled women with Down Syndrome, Autistic and Thalassemia walked the ramp with their unique styles.