Baku hosts unique fash­ion show

Azer News - - Culture & Lifestyle - By La­man Is­may­ilova

Baku Boule­vard Ho­tel hosted a unique fash­ion show of kids with autism. The fash­ion show en­ti­tled "Autism – dif­fer­ent from us, one of us" was or­ga­nized by the Pub­lic As­so­ci­a­tion "Birgә and Saglam" and char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tion "Umid Var", Trend Life re­ported.

Di­rec­tor of Bri­tish Coun­cil Azer­bai­jan El­iz­a­beth White, MP Ganira Pashayeva, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of pub­lic and art fig­ures at­tended the event, aimed to raise aware­ness about autism.

The evening be­gan with a pre­sen­ta­tion of the video ded­i­cated to the topic of autism.

In her speech, host of the evening, fa­mous TV pre­sen­ter Leyla Guliyeva said that a num­ber of so­cial events on the theme of autism were held re­cently. Th­ese ed­u­ca­tional events aim to pro­vide ex­ten­sive in­for­ma­tion about the dis­ease.

Chair­man of the Pub­lic As­so­ci­a­tion "Birgә vә Sağlam", Ayten Ey­nalova ex­pressed grat­i­tude to all, who pro­vided sup­port and as­sis­tance in or­ga­ni­za­tion of this evening. She said that the pub­lic as­so­ci­a­tion con­ducts a se­ries of projects and ac­tiv­i­ties that in­form peo­ple about autism.

Ad­dress­ing the event, MP Ganira Pashayeva stressed the im­por­tance of such projects in terms of at­tract­ing at­ten­tion to the prob­lems of autism.

Renowned fash­ion-de­signer, head of the Cen­ter of Na­tional Cos­tumes Gul­nara Khalilova, in turn, said that the project is very im­por­tant

She said that such events are nec­es­sary for in­form­ing more peo­ple about autism, as well as ed­u­ca­tion, train­ing and so­cial adap­ta­tion of chil­dren with this dis­ease.

Later, ten autis­tic chil­dren pre­sented on the podium spe­cial cloth­ing line cre­ated by Gul­nara Khalilova. The col­lec­tion was shown by chil­dren from the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­ter Birgә and Sağlam.

The young mod­els were trained by the Agency Model Kid­doz of chil­dren's club "Se­vimli Bala".

Chil­dren en­joyed stun­ning and com­fort­able out­fits. Gul­nara Khalilova has found an in­di­vid­ual ap­proach to each child. The cat­walk was like a fairy tale where the main char­ac­ters were chil­dren.

Azer­bai­jan's Hon­ored Artist Tun­zala Aghayeva and par­tic­i­pants of the "Voice of Azer­bai­jan" , in­clud­ing Samira Efendiyev, Tofig Ha­jizade, Lya­man Dada­sheva, Rus­lan Alis­han and oth­ers added more magic into the fash­ion show.

Fa­mous singers to­gether per­formed a song "Fәrqliyәm - Sizdәn biriyәm". The mu­sic was writ­ten by Tun­zala Agaeva. The au­thor of the lyrics is Mu­rad Arif.

In the end, Ayten Ey­nalova handed Gul­nar Khalilova a let­ter of thanks and a toy made by chil­dren.

Me­dia part­ners of the event are Trend.az, Day.az, Milli.az, Az­ernews.az

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