View the highlights from the two-day Vancouver Kids Fashion event which showcased SS19 collections on a fun and creative platform and featured national and international designers.
Vancouver Kids Fashion Week (VKFW) is fast becoming an established part of VFW’s bi-annual calendar with the ticketed event being sold out in advance. This is not a traditional fashion show, VKFW invites children’s activity groups in the local community to be part of the event, which this season not only included the children modelling as well as singing and dancing acts and child presenters.
Joy & Joa (below) opened the first Vancouver Kids Fashion Show for the first of the SS19 shows. Designer Xing Ma showcased her exquisite designs which featured stunning beadwork and embroidery on elegant gowns and outfits which had metallic accents. If you have a special occasion you know where to look for the perfect outfit!
Mexican brand Coco Au Lait (below), presented their SS19 collection ‘Tulum’, which is inspired by the sleepy beach town. The collection, made in soft Perivuan Pima cotton, truly brought summer to the fashion event and gave us all the summer feels, as on entering VKFW show there was a constant downpour outside so hard to imagine Summer collections!
Korean kids fashion label Eepple (which means children’s laughter in Korean) features simple, traditional styles that are easy to wear, comfortable, playful for your littles. Husband and wife team, Uhm Tae-jong and Kim Ah-ram created the eco-friendly brand, with the idea of wanting to let kids be kids and play at ease. See below some of our favourite styles from the new collection.
There is a real community vibe to the Vancouver Kids Fashion Events, which also sees the organisation partnering with BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF) in an effort to recognise children in need, with part of the ticket sales being donated to the foundation. VKFW also hosts workshops for children in the nearby Vancouver Art Gallery where children have the opportunity to experiment with natural materials and learn creative ways to transform spaces, fashion, clothing and movement, with inspiration from Haruko Okano’s artwork Intersistere (2018), part of the exhibition ‘Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin: How do you carry the land?’, on view at the gallery until 28th October 2018.
“Inspiring and educating the next generation in the world of fashion was our goal when we first started Vancouver Kids Fashion Week…allowing them a stage to enter the world of design and explore their creativity and passion,” says Jamal Abdourahman, producer and founder of Vancouver Fashion Week.
View Day two of the shows later on in the week. #watchthisspace
To find out more on the VKFW or to take part in the AW19 events taking place in March, click here.
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