Designer Amir Adnan will “create awareness about the deaf community” as he showcases his collection at Fashion Pakistan Week (FPW) Spring/Summer 2018 in Karachi.
The designer will have two segments as he showcases his collection on the first day of FPW which is being held on April 10 and 11.
In Adnan’s first segment, six models who are part of the JS Academy for the Deaf will walk the runway wearing clothes from the designer’s When in Karachi series.
The segment will be headed by Adnan’s head designer, who is also hearing-impaired and a graduate of the JS Academy for the Deaf.
Adnan’s daughter Parishae stated,
“The purpose of the show is to create awareness of the hearing impaired community,”
She continued stating that the aim of the segment is not to show to people that “deaf model can model too”,
“The senior most designer of the brand is hearing impaired and his work is outstanding and that’s what we want to show.”
The House of Amir Adnan said in a statement,
“The purpose of this show is to create awareness about the deaf community and symbolise that it does not matter if it is fashion or modelling or any other field, having a hearing impairment does not mean that you should not chase your dreams,”
The models while walking down the runway will use universal sign language to say “Deaf can do anything”.
Apart from the first segment, Amir’s second segment will be showcasing a environmentally conscious collection featuring ‘upcycled’ vintage Sherwanis.
Fifteen designers will showcase their collections at this year’s event.
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