DESIGNERS ARE SETTING THEIR SIGHTS ON THE NEXT GENERATION, AS THE FIRST GLOBAL KIDS FASHION WEEK IN LONDON PROVED
High fashion for little people. The first ever Global Kids’ Fashion Week, in association with designer children’s outfitters AlexandAlexa.com, was held in London’s Freemason’s hall this spring.
With not a miniature fashion faux pas in sight, the catwalk featured designs from Chloé, Junior Gaultier, Supertrash and Little Marc Jacobs to scratch the surface.
With ambassadors including model, Portia Freeman and founder of my-wardrobe.com Sarah Curran and Jodie and Jemma Kidd on the front row, no one could deny that the show had style. Taffeta party dresses, neon laced new rave trainers and real indie kids tiptoed and clomped down the catwalk, cooed and snapped by well-heeled mothers and fathers. But how much sartorial elegance does an eight year old need?
Opinion may differ on having children on the runway, but the show wasn’t a solely commercial exercise; all proceeds from the SS13 public fashion show were donated to Camila Batmanghelidjh’s highly respected Kids Company charity, which works with dispossessed children a million miles away, metaphorically, from the privilege of the party. globalkidsfashionweek.com