Did someone here say Diversity Fashion Days? At the beginning of October AUGENHOEHE once again stormed a runway. The event was organised by Kurvenrausch Hamburg and the Diversity Fashion Days, who are committed to a fashion world in which every size is celebrated. A great chance for our label to show a little more than just the standard sizes accompanied by new outfits and models. Through an Open Call we had reached models from all over Europe. A great start for this year's Dwarfism Awareness Month.
In the following report Sherine (17) from Switzerland writes about her impressions of the event and AUF AUGENHOHE. We take this chance to say: Thank you very much Sherine!
»Before I stepped on the catwalk, I was pretty nervous. Who wouldn't be? It was my first time on the runway of a fashion show. My head was full of questions. What if I fall down? What if I run too fast across the catwalk? What if ...? What if ...? But when I stood in the spotlight, the audience raved and applauded us, I walked down the catwalk with pride and to real Badass music. This nervousness, which had built up over the days inside me, had suddenly disappeared - it was simply an incredible feeling and a wonderful moment. I thought to myself: If everyone is looking at me all day anyway, why don't I let myself be celebrated at the same time? After the show, when I disappeared behind the curtain, I was full of endorphins. Just happy and almost sad that it was over so quickly. Especially as a little person it was a huge chance for me. All the more I am happy to have been a part of this year's Diversity Fashion Days. I always wanted to model, but there never was a real opportunity. In fact, almost all the fashion labels I know focus on normal people. Which frustrates me and sometimes makes me sad. Through this great experience, I definitely kept the that it's okay to be different. That it can even be good to be different - no, wait, that it is even fantastic to be different! Somehow it's like this, if everything were the same, this world would be pretty boring, like a monochrome and flat painting. That's why it's important to show this diversity and to show everyone. So that we can really say that we live on the planet with the most colours, where everyone is accepted as he/she is. That's what diversity means to me, celebrating each individual human being as he/she is, integrating and accepting him/her as he/she is, whether you like it or not. And in the end it does not depend on allegedly excluding factors like size or whatever.«
Pictures @Anna Spindelndreier Photography