World Down Syndrome Day
We had the pleasure of shooting a cause so close to our hearts this week. As most of you may know, World Down Syndrome Day is on March 21 and like every cause, it’s important to do our part and reach people with what we do.
‘The most common form of Down syndrome is known as trisomy 21, a condition where individuals have 47 chromosomes in each cell instead of 46. Trisomy 21 iscaused by an error in cell division called nondisjunction. This leaves a sperm or egg cell with an extra copy of chromosome 21 before or at conception’, according to www.medicalnewstoday.com. The condition exists in all regions across the globe and commonly results in variable effects on learning styles, physical characteristics or health.
Recently we decided to spread the world by having a shoot with four beautiful teens with Down syndrome. People always expect fashion to only focus on celebrities and models but that should never be the case, especially us being part of such a huge platform that allows us to tell a story.
Have a look at this shoot showing you not only how to wear one of the hottest and boldest trends of the year, which is colour, but also how all people with down syndrome should have opportunities to live valued lives, included on an equal basis with others, in all aspects of society.
Diamante Choker: R249, Accessorize
Denim Jacket: R649, Cotton On
Lilac Dress: R929, Top Shop
Yellow Crop Sweater: R299, Factorie
Jeans: R1299, Sissy Boy
Silver Boots: R599, Cotton On
Yellow T-Shirt: R279, Cotton On
Denim Shorts: R399, Factorie
Green Jacket: R699, Cotton On
White T-Shirt: R199, Factorie
Black Jeans: R599, Cotton On
White Sneakers: R849, By Nike, Total Sports
Accessorize: (011) 615-7755
Total Sports: (011) 685-1451
Europa Art: (011) 883-5354
Factorie: 011 476 2003
Cotton On: (011) 883-5354
Top Shop: 011 447 6213
For more on this shoot, grab a copy of the latest People Magazine SA! On sale now!