Our Success Stories
SINGAPORE FASHION RUNWAY DEVELOPS AND EMPOWERS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (PwDs)
FUNDRAISING THROUGH INCLUSIVE RUNWAY SHOWS
On 17 March 2019, Singapore Fashion Runway directed and produced the runway show segment for SPD Charity Show on Mediacorp Channel 8, training 10 beneficiaries of SPD in catwalk and fashion, together with 8 Mediacorp artistes. The SPD Charity Show totality raised S$4.3million with the help of the whole community and all Mediacorp stars and celebrities too. Singapore Fashion Runway is glad that we played a part in this fundraising.
GETTING COMMISSIONED PROJECTS FOR SINGAPORE FASHION RUNWAY TALENTS/ BENEFICIARIES
Timothy Lee, who became the very first lead actor of a Mediacorp Drama Series KIN with down syndrome. The show commenced on the 1st of October 2018.
Leong Sijun, a youth with down syndrome who loves art. He is 15 years old this year, and has worked with Singapore Fashion Runway to turn his art into fabrics.
His artwork was also used for Marina Bay Sands' key visual for the Charity Festival 2018. Global icon David Beckham also co-launched the key visual together with Singapore Fashion Runway. The artwork was reproduced at various MRT stations and around Marina Bay sands.
Rozza Oktavia, who represented Singapore in the Asian Para Games in October 2018. Rozza lost one of her legs through an failed operation, and her story was featured in Just Like You in Channel News Asia where Singapore Fashion Runway realised her dream as a model and continued to nurture her talents.
Lily Chan, a breast cancer survivor, whom Singapore Fashion Runway nurtured as a sewist trainer, and she now trains other breast cancer patients/ survivors and special needs families too in sewing/ crafts-making. Lily gained confidence back in the society through training others in sewing, and she even modelled in Singapore Fashion Runway shows.
Ng Xiu Zhen, a person with cerebral palsy and partial hearing impaired, whom Singapore Fashion Runway trains to be a sewist/ hand embroidery artist/ model. She even hand embroidered a scarf for our Singapore President Halimah Yacob in August 2020 for the National Day Parade.
EMPOWER A PWD/ BENEFICIARY
Each day, we nurture a PwD/ beneficiary, develop their talents and hone their skills set, so that they too, can be looked upon highly by the society, and not be pitied due to their condition/ challenges.
To learn more of our PwDs/ beneficiaries' talents and developments, please go to our Fashion for a Social Cause section.