Down Syndrome Women Poses For A Fashion Photoshoot With Photographer Saniyot Telang
A Paris-based photographer, Sanjyot Telang, recently worked with Mumbai NGO Kimkan on a fashion photoshoot featuring young women with down syndrome. The project is titled 'Fashion Misfits.' The purpose of this particular shoot was to capture the beauty of women regardless of the standards set by the society. During the shoot, the women were made to dress in various costumes and popular fashion pieces.
In an interview with BuzzFeed, Telang revealed why she choose to do this photo-shoot.
"I feel [people with special needs] have been an ignored part of our society for the longest time. There is a need to explore the versatile interpretations of beauty and be more accepting to all kinds of people."
Unfortunately, we live in a society were not all looks are accepted by many. Hopefully, with photoshoots like this, it will help normalize all different types of people. The photographer also commented on her main goal for the photoshoot saying,
"With the help of this project, I'd like to create a space in the fashion and advertising industry, ultimately to open channels catering to [people with special needs] as well, so that they can find a way to fashionably express themselves and become role models to our society too."
Many fashion brands say they want to showcase different kinds of people and models to represent their brands. We hardly see them defying the norms and because of this we have slowly become used to seeing a certain aesthetic that many people cannot obtain. 2017 is definitely going to be the year that set new beauty standards in the fashion industry.