Girls from Red Light Areas of Mumbai Get Standing Ovation for Stage Performance on 2nd day of Lakme Fashion Week
In an earlier news we had told readers about the Girls Rescued from Mumbai Brothels would walk the ramp at LFW.
But actually the 2nd Day at Lakme Fashion Week was complete opposite of what everyone had thought of. Something that had never been seen before at a fashion show. ‘Shades of India’ show by a Delhi based designer Mandeep Nagi in collaboration with Kranti an NGO took the stage by storm with girls from Mumbai’s red light areas not just showcasing the collection but performing Live on stage.
They didn’t walk down the ramp as one expected them to, instead they narrated their stories and their mothers stories from childhood, teenage, red light area, school and NGO in powerful performances.
Girls hailing from red light areas who go through unfortunate incidents and face hardships in their lives from being married early, to be being sold to brothels and forced to having sex have a very different image in the Indian society. But keeping this in mind Mandeep Nagi did what best she could do change the perspective of people about the girls from red light areas.
The stories by each performer were heart wrenching and would leave everyone in tears while they were on stage, but they even brought a smile on the face of audience by narrating their stories of success after being rescued from brothels by NGO and their experiences from travelling to world to be being send to boarding schools.
This deserves a Standing Ovation for the Designer Mandeel Nagi who took this initiative of presenting Life and experiences of people from different sectors that normal people do not come across. Hoping that people change their perspective for the girls from Red light areas. Not only this we also feel that fashion shows should include these kind of performances where models can reach the audience beyond the stage.