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Mumbai Meri Jaan: Fisherfolk on the ramp

May 15, 2017 17:20 IST

Mumbai's dabbawalas, taxi and auto drivers, fisherfolk walked the ramp for a fashion show.

What better way to celebrate the spirit of Mumbai than with a fashion show dedicated to the people of the city.

Pearl Academy hosted their annual graduation event 'Portfolio 2017' in Mumbai.

As part of their campaign #MumbaiByDesign, the students of the academy got dabbawalas, taxi and auto drivers, fisherfolk and even cops to turn models for a show. 

Don't believe us? Take a look!

Mumbai Fashion Show

IMAGE: This fisherfolk has got swag!
All photographs: Kind courtesy Pearl Academy

Mumbai dabawalla

IMAGE: The superheroes of Mumbai -- a dabbawala with a cape :)

Mumbai Fashion show

IMAGE: Not a bad way to present the fisherfolk who are definitely a colourful lot. 

Mumbai dabbawala

IMAGE: The idea was not to deviate from the uniforms worn by the dabbawalas.
The students added a fresh twist to their look with brightly coloured tiffins and sneakers. 

Mumbai dabawalla

IMAGE: These dabbawalas may be walking the ramp for the first time, but not once did their step falter. 

Mumbai fashion show

IMAGE: A woman constable walks down the ramp with a smile pasted on her face and spring to her step. 

Mumbai fashion show

IMAGE: Auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers were also part of the show. 

Mumbai Fashion Show

IMAGE: A taxi driver takes centrestage.