Mumbai: It’s that time of the year again, where the biggest names in films, fashion and business come together in solidarity for the annual fundraiser fashion show hosted by the Mijwan Welfare Society.
Designer Manish Malhotra is all set to put up a spectacular fashion show ‘The Walk Of Mijwan’ on 19th April 2018 showcasing the exquisite craft of Chikankari by Mijwan’s women, fashioned into contemporary silhouettes by Manish in his signature style.
Youth President Namrata Goyal says, “The annual Mijwan Fashion Show brings the spotlight on Mijwan and gives us the means to carry on all the work behind the scenes that MWS does. We run The Kaifi Azmi School and Inter-College for girls, The Kaifi Azmi Computer Centre and The Kaifi Azmi Sewing and Embroidery Centre. The Sewing and Embroidery Centre started with 40 girls and today it has 400 workers spread over 10 villages in U.P”
Shabana Azmi says, “In the 9 years since the first Mijwan Fashion Show I have received unstinted support from my Film Fraternity. Everyone from Amitabh Bachchan Shahrukh Khan to Ranveer Singh and Sidharth Malhotra and from Priyanka Chopra to Shraddha Kapoor have walked for us.
This is the 9th annual fundraiser for Mijwan in support of the movement started by Late Kaifi Azmi in 1993. Noted Urdu poet and writer Kaifi Azmi founded Mijwan Welfare Society with the goal of making Mijwan a scalable and replicable model of development with a focus on the girl child and women. In 1993 Mijwan didn’t exist on the map of India whereas Today Mijwan is known worldwide.