Baku hosts unique fashion show
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.
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