Rupu (left) designed the clothes
Rupu (left) designed the clothes

Acid attack survivor Rupa used to cover her face with a scarf. Now she's launched her own clothing label, Rupa Designs.

The 22-year-old Delhi-based designer was attacked by her stepmother in 2008. She dropped her surname after being disowned by her father, who supported his wife over her.

She told the Daily Mail:

I always wanted to be a designer but after the attack there was a pause in my life. I was so insecure and embarrassed by my scars I used to cover my face with a scarf.

I always hung onto my dream but I never knew that one day it would be possible and I would be launching my own label.

In these images, put on Facebook by photographer Rahul Saharan, Rupa and fellow survivors Rita, Sonam, Laxmi and Chanchal, model her collection.

You can donate to help Rupa's designs here.

All images: Facebook/Rahul Saharan

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