Vancouver Kids Fashion Week F/W 18 –Day 1
Vancouver Kids Fashion Week (VKFW) [Vancouver, BC – 24th and 25th March 2018] kicked off the weekend in style at the David Lam Hall in downtown Vancouver, during Vancouver Fashion Week March 19th – 25th, 2018.
The creative two-day event dedicated to showcasing children’s fashion featured 17 national and international designers’ Fall/Winter 18 collections on adorable mini models, once again showcasing VKFW’s support for Canadian talent and highlighting childrenswear designers on an international scale.
Blara Organic House with their eco-conscious line took us to cloud 9 with super soft and chic kidswear in pastel greys, blues, and pinks. Quilted jackets with snap fasteners, knitted cardigans, and drop crotch cotton pants in the palest hues made a dreamlike showcase, complete with umbrellas covered in cotton wool and fairy lights.
Chloe Sinow, a teen designer for the teen market showcased ‘Monarch’ a line of casual wear with a considered palette of red and black on shearling jackets, halter neck tops, mini skirts, and flared pants. A highlight: a red co-ord look with black contrast trim around pockets and side seams.
Next, an incredible performance by Feng Feng Academy and Indigo Education by four talented dance troupes wowed the crowd.
Polka dots and stripes reigned supreme for Sēm label, an infant and children apparel brand from Alberta, who featured bold colours in a timeless, minimalist style. Dedicated to producing fashionable garments in an ethical and sustainable way, designer Kelsey Medynski was inspired by 70’s consciousness in the creation of this collection.
La Movida Sewing & Design Studios gave us a wide selection of girl’s apparel, with each student showcasing a single look for the FW 18 season. Cozy sets in vibrant hues, the younger designs are fun and comfortable. From faux fur to plaid pants, the older designs aim to target the tween fashionista. Bold colours and even bolder pieces, these designers showcase insightful creativity with wearable children’s fashion that falls in line with current trends.
From Lanvin to Givenchy, Fendi to Moschino, Adore Fashions served up the sass with cute and casual luxury brand designs. Metallic sneakers, sequin bombers, and iconic logos, this boutique will get the little trendsetters ready for school and the runway. Heading out with the family? Balmain created pieces that replicate the adult collection, they are perfectly paired with mom and dad’s matching outfits.
Scandinavian kidswear brand Tiny Trolls of Norway brought a selection of functional and practical clothing to the runway in blues and pinks, a line of simplicity and playfulness. Shearling and fleecy fabrics were contrasted with technical waterproofs, with full body snowsuits keeping the kids wrapped up warm. Kidswear well suited for children who spend a lot of time outdoors.
The Simpsons, presented by Canada Superkids Agency, showcased a fun and youthful line featuring the much-loved cartoon’s characters. Eyecatching colours and prints are featured with denim shirts, dungarees, and vibrant fine knits, highlighted with coloured PVC layers, and accessorized with fanny packs, printed trainers, and dice earrings.
To close our exciting first day, kids took part in a creative workshop in collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery, a design-your-own tote bag activity inspired by the colourful work of Takashi Murakami.
Stay tuned for more Vancouver Kids Fashion Week from Sunday’s shows.