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This Fashion Photo Shoot Of Women With Down Syndrome Stunningly Defies Beauty Norms

"There is a need to explore the versatile interpretations of beauty and be more accepting to all kinds of people despite their disabilities."

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"With the help of this project, I’d like to create a space in the fashion and advertising industry, ultimately to open channels catering to [people with special needs] as well, so that they can find a way to fashionably express themselves and become role models to our society too."

"Contrary to the belief, it was absolutely easy working with these girls since they were as natural and nonchalant as professional models in front of the camera," Telang said.

Watch the video of the shoot here:

If anyone wishes to contact Kimkan, email Yojana Wavikar at

Fashion Styling by Debangini Nath

Hair & make up by Romi Thokchom Nilakumaroma

Models Vilu, Kimaya, Namrata, Prarthana, Shefali, Rimsha

Assistants Talib Chitalwala ,Natasha Nair, Sachin Salunkhe

NGO co-ordinator Yojana Wavikar @Kimkan

Production Support Azhar Sayed @Aditi Productions

Raman Lamba Urban Buddha @Twism Design Productions

Location courtesy

Rafique Sayed studios@Byculla, Mumbai

Contact Sonia Mariam Thomas at

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