20 October, 2020

Are You Chubbily Plump, Dwarfishly Short Or On A Wheel Chair? Dress Bindaas, Here's Fashion For All

The Indian fashion industry is now ardently embracing diversity in its approach. Body imperfections are not a problem, the idea is to make everyone look beautiful

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Plus-size model Amber Qureshi; EKansh Trust’s fashion show for the specially abled
Are You Chubbily Plump, Dwarfishly Short Or On A Wheel Chair? Dress Bindaas, Here's Fashion For All
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2019-09-03T12:47:52+05:30

Hers was the face that launched a thousand ads. Whether it was in denims and a tank top, her lithe fingers cradling a can, or nude next to a bottle of perfume, Cindy Crawford was the ultimate heartthrob of the 1980s, famous for the distinctive mole gracing her upper lip. But before she sashayed to popularity, she was plagued with insecurities about her ‘beauty mark’. Kids teased her in school; her sister thought it was hideous, and convinced her to get rid of it. But her mother persuaded her to let it be and soon after, that ‘ugliness’ propelled her to fashion stardom.

Like Cindy, the Indian fashion industry is now ardently embracing the ‘imperfections’ and differences that make us human. Waif-like figures, those walking clothes-hangers, still rule the runway. But space has been made for diverse body types, ages, colours, ethnicities and gender identities. The chubbily plump, the dwarfishly short, the queerishly trans, or...

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