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Yearender 2016: Making news on the ramp

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Published : Dec 26, 2016, 12:31 pm IST
Updated : Jul 8, 2017, 8:39 pm IST
The Melanin Goddess dazzled the world of fashion this year while Indian acid attack survivor Reshma Qureshi gave hope with her appearance at NY Fashion Week, a year when people made news on the fashion circuit for good initiatives as well as the wrong reasons (Photo: AFP/Instagram/Facebook)
The Melanin Goddess dazzled the world of fashion this year while Indian acid attack survivor Reshma Qureshi gave hope with her appearance at NY Fashion Week, a year when people made news on the fashion circuit for good initiatives as well as the wrong reasons (Photo: AFP/Instagram/Facebook)
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Even as she lost her leg to the toxic shock syndrome in 2012, 28-year-old Lauren Wasser didn't let it become a barrier in her path, as she walked the ramp in all her glory at the New York Fashion Week (Photo: AFP/Instagram)
Even as she lost her leg to the toxic shock syndrome in 2012, 28-year-old Lauren Wasser didn't let it become a barrier in her path, as she walked the ramp in all her glory at the New York Fashion Week (Photo: AFP/Instagram)
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Modelling had always been a dream for high school student Andrea Salazar, and the 17-year-old cancer survivor refused to give up even after she lost all her hair to chemotherapy. Salazar posed for a stunning photoshoot and stunned the internet, as love came pouring in from across the globe (Photo: Facebook)
Modelling had always been a dream for high school student Andrea Salazar, and the 17-year-old cancer survivor refused to give up even after she lost all her hair to chemotherapy. Salazar posed for a stunning photoshoot and stunned the internet, as love came pouring in from across the globe (Photo: Facebook)
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The individual which stunned and inspired visitors at one of the world's premier fashion weeks was 19-year-old acid attack survivor Reshma Qureshi, who wowed audiences and inspired millions across the world with her graceful walk down the ramp (Photo: AFP)
The individual which stunned and inspired visitors at one of the world's premier fashion weeks was 19-year-old acid attack survivor Reshma Qureshi, who wowed audiences and inspired millions across the world with her graceful walk down the ramp (Photo: AFP)
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Going through the trauma of rape and humiliation 14 years back, Mukhtar Mai from Pakistan's Muzaffargarh district hit back at her rapists and a society which failed to stand by her as she walked down the ramp with her head held high in Karachi to spread the message of education (Photo: Instagram)
Going through the trauma of rape and humiliation 14 years back, Mukhtar Mai from Pakistan's Muzaffargarh district hit back at her rapists and a society which failed to stand by her as she walked down the ramp with her head held high in Karachi to spread the message of education (Photo: Instagram)
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In a time when the world is locked in a debate over Islamophobia and terrorism with Burqa bans and Burkini bans making waves, Indonesia's Anniesa Hasibuan became the first Hijabi fashion designer to showcase her talent at the NY Fashion Week (Photo: Instagram)
In a time when the world is locked in a debate over Islamophobia and terrorism with Burqa bans and Burkini bans making waves, Indonesia's Anniesa Hasibuan became the first Hijabi fashion designer to showcase her talent at the NY Fashion Week (Photo: Instagram)
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While the Melanin Goddess hit out at prejudices against skin colour, it was model Jasmine Tookes who made a strong statement against body shaming by refusing to hide her stretch marks in a photoshoot for Victoria's Secret. (Photo: Instagram)
While the Melanin Goddess hit out at prejudices against skin colour, it was model Jasmine Tookes who made a strong statement against body shaming by refusing to hide her stretch marks in a photoshoot for Victoria's Secret. (Photo: Instagram)
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After years of being bullied and mocked for the colour of her skin, Senegalese model Khoudia Diop shattered stereotypes and prejudice to become a fashion icon as the darkest model in Africa. She amazed the internet with her beauty and is nicknamed the Melanin Goddess (Photo: Instagram)
After years of being bullied and mocked for the colour of her skin, Senegalese model Khoudia Diop shattered stereotypes and prejudice to become a fashion icon as the darkest model in Africa. She amazed the internet with her beauty and is nicknamed the Melanin Goddess (Photo: Instagram)
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Among a lot of positive news from the world of fashion, were some controversies and designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil found them in the eye of a storm when they thought giving bullet pellet effects to a Kashmir themed fashion show was a good idea. The duo was slammed as insensitive by former J&K CM Omar Abdullah in the wake of Kashmiri protesters being blinded by pellet guns (Photo: Facebook)
Among a lot of positive news from the world of fashion, were some controversies and designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil found them in the eye of a storm when they thought giving bullet pellet effects to a Kashmir themed fashion show was a good idea. The duo was slammed as insensitive by former J&K CM Omar Abdullah in the wake of Kashmiri protesters being blinded by pellet guns (Photo: Facebook)
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Another Indian who graced the ramp at New York Fashion Week was Maharashtra CM's wife Amruta Fadnavis. She wore a Indo-Western handloom attire in a show meant to support poor farmers and porters in Maharashtra. She also went on to shake a leg with Amitabh Bachchan in a video this year (Photo: AFP)
Another Indian who graced the ramp at New York Fashion Week was Maharashtra CM's wife Amruta Fadnavis. She wore a Indo-Western handloom attire in a show meant to support poor farmers and porters in Maharashtra. She also went on to shake a leg with Amitabh Bachchan in a video this year (Photo: AFP)
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