New York Fashion Week 2016 Acid attack survivor passes powerful message on the runway

19-yr-old Reshma Qureshi took to the New York Fashion Week Runway to pass a powerful message...

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Reshma Qureshi opened the show for Indian designer Archana Kochhar at the New York Fashion Week on 8th September 2016 to make a statement.

Acid attack survivor Reshma Qureshi play

Reshma Qureshi opened the show for Indian designer Archana Kochhar at the NYFW 2016

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The 19-year old acid attack survivor who chose a white colourful paneled floor length dress with diamante headpiece from the designer's new collection took to the runway for empowerment and to pass across a strong message about the rampant acid attacks in India.

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Reshma Qureshi at the NYFW 2016 play

Acid attack survivor Reshma Qureshi opened the show for Indian designer Archana Kochhar at the NYFW 2016

(Cosmopolitan)

 

The acid attack survivor became popular last year when she raised awareness about the attacks in India by releasing empowering videos that went viral online, this time around she chose the runway to show people are not to be judged based on their appearances.

Reshma Qureshi play

Acid attack survivor Reshma Qureshi opened the show for Indian designer Archana Kochhar at the NYFW 2016

(Cosmopolitan)

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Qureshi was attacked in 2014 suffering severe burns to her face where she lost her left eye completely. She owns a charity; 'Make Love Not Scars'.

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