The Hot Pink Catwalk show returned for its second edition last Saturday at the Imperial Mall Entebbe. This one of a kind fashion show, that’s all about breaking stereotypes and myths in fashion featured models with disabilities walk the runway in designs by top Ugandan creatives and designers.
For these models, this was a dream come true as they rubbed shoulders with the top talent in fashion modeling on the runway. A male model with vitiligo, an amputee, a female albino model, a number of others on wheel chairs strutted down the runway like they were walking for Marc Jacobs during New York Fashion Week. If there’s anything inspiring, this was it!
The initiative is a brainchild of Malengo Foundation, a youth-led organisation actively participating in creatively propagation of all the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (The Global Goals) to youth across the African continent with specific reference to Goal 10 for Reduced Inequalities. The fashion show aims to raise awareness, youth engagement and to develop and expose the artistic and creative talents of persons with disabilities in society.
Some of the designers that participated include Martha Jabo, Kkoolo, Olivia Nanfuka of NFKA, Susanne Tusiime of Paple Rayne and more.