The South Asian-Australian Actor & Model Saroni Roy symbolised body diversity & inclusion on the 2022 Starry Sari Night Runway Showcase by Faces of FOMA
Sydney, 5th June, 2022 – Diversity & Inclusion advocate, Indian-Australian Actor & Model Saroni Roy joined the Faces of FOMA Runway Showcase at the ‘2022 Starry Sari Night – Experience South Asia in the South West’ by Liverpool City Council, held from the 20th May 2022 – 22nd May 2022, promoting Body Diversity at Australia’s biggest South Asian Cultural Showcase, celebrating Australia’s incredible South Asian couturiers.
The Faces of FOMA (Fabrics of Multicultural Australia), an initiative by Sonia Sadiq Gandhi, featured an ensemble of prolific models from across Sydney donning original designs from the local South Asian fashion designer boutiques & shops that populate George Street aka Sari Street in Liverpool City, NSW.
As Ms India Australia Goodwill Ambassador and a Body-activist, Saroni is the first Indian-origin brand ambassador for world’s leading body-confidence brand for women, Nancy Ganz and has been redefining the narrow ideals of beauty in the Fashion and Entertainment industry with her Diversity & Inclusion campaigns.
Representing Body Diversity & Disabled Models, Saroni highlights, “it’s imperative to perpetuate Body Diversity in the business of fashion. As a South Asian-origin actor & model, cancer-survivor, facing multiple invisible disabilities like endometriosis, femoral tumour, essential thrombocythemia, crippling pain in my leg, to name a few, having faced bullying and body-shaming, walking the Faces of FOMA Starry Sari Night Runway was truly empowering and inclusive.”
Showcasing fine South Asian Couture, Saroni mesmerised the multi-cultural audience with her winning smile, dressed in luxurious sharaaras, lehengas and jewellery, sashaying to the beats of Bollywood Lounge & EDM on the Faces of FOMA Starry Sari Night runway.
Starry Sari Night encapsulated sights, sounds, colours and flavours of South Asia, with live performances by pop sensation Pav Dharia, Hip Hop artist L-Fresh The LION, contemporary R&B singer Lara D, Punjabi Australian singer and dancer Parvyn, The Voice contestant, Janaki Easwar, and South Asian Fusion Arts dance company Bindi Bosses. While Council’s official Beverage Partner, Archie Rose Distilling Co., mixed delectable cocktail and mocktail concoctions, Australia’s favourite gelato, Messina dished out special Starry Sari Night creations, inspired by South Asian flavours.
Photo Credit: Mohan Raj Photography for FOMA
Interview with India Australia Goodwill Ambassador 2018 Saroni Roy