It was eight-year-old Muhamad Syubly's time to shine yesterday as he strutted down the runway, "shooting" make-believe webs from his hands, as Spider-Man played a supporting role, at a fashion showcase to mark the closing of the inaugural Community YOUthCare Festival at Tampines Hub .
Accompanying him was Ms Ong Simin, 19, a second-year apparel design and merchandising student at Temasek Polytechnic.
Muhamad Syubly was one of 12 children who modelled clothes created by budding designers from the polytechnic.
The five-week-long festival was helmed by the People’s Association Youth Movement and aimed at helping the needy and building compassion in young people to create a caring community. Their partners included young people from Temasek Polytechnic, ITE College Central, ITE College East and the Young Association of Muslim Professionals.
Correction note: This story has been edited for clarity.