Catwalk models are tall specimens with extra-long legs, right?
Actually, not in this case.
Proving small is as beautiful as tall, and that you don’t have to be 6ft to strut your stuff on the runway, these models wowed at Berlin Fashion Week.
They each share one thing in common – they have dwarfism.
A condition that occurs when a person is short resulting from a condition caused by slow growth, dwarfism is often defined as an adult height of less than 4ft 10ins.
These super-glam images show models of short stature parading the collection, “Auf Augenhoehe”, meaning “At Eyelevel”, by designer Sema Gedik.
The show was called “Impuls_03 Graduate HTW”. It took place on Thursday.
Berlin Fashion Week kicked off on Tuesday with Austrian Lena Hoschek presenting a spring/summer collection inspired by an old patterned fabric she found in Provence.
Models strutted down the catwalk in over the knee summer dresses and patterned skirts accessorised with straw hats, light scarves or floral crowns.
Off the shoulder white tops or shirts were tucked into floaty red or blue skirts while light summer dresses were tied at the waist with long ribbons.
Hoschek, who once interned with Vivienne Westwood and founded her own label at the age of 24, is known for her vintage-inspired creations.
The latest collection was inspired by fabric she found at a flea market in France.
She said: “Several years ago, I discovered hand painted fabric from 1850 in Provence … I had (it) reproduced at my graphic design studio and made my own prints,” the designer told Reuters backstage.
“My inspiration comes mainly from different materials, colours and folkloric patterns, from a lot of traditional customs as well as different ethnic backgrounds.”
Other labels to showcase their designs on Tuesday included Sopopular and Pearly Wong.
Berlin Fashion Week ended yesterday.