London played host to an international fashion event yesterday as ladies and gentleman gathered to watch designs from Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Marni, Kenzo, Chloe, Fendi, Missoni and more, make their way down the catwalk. It was quite the swish event, but there was a twist. These weren’t your average catwalk models. In fact, I’d say each of the stars of this particular show were more than a decade younger than the runway models we recently saw at London Fashion Week in February. Yes, the kids now have their very own fashion week.
Global Kids Fashion Week 2013 is a new event on the fashion calendar and it’s a series of shows that are for more than just the yummy mummies amongst us, although there were more on the front row than I could count. The first catwalk showcased top brands on some of the best looking and healthiest models I’ve seen for some time. Each and every young one either walked, skipped or cartwheeled down the catwalk with a massive smile on their face and not a lick of makeup on their skin. Oh to be seven again, right? Only kidding. While so many catwalks these days can make you feel utterly depressed, Global Kids Fashion Week had the entire audience smiling and cheering on the youngsters that were the stars of the show alongside the designers they showcased.
Of course, any event where small children are front row stars is bound to have a few hiccups just waiting to happen. Mid-way through the runway show a little man decided he was tired of these child models getting all the attention. He marched straight onto the catwalk and made his presence known. He then brought forward what can only be considered a full scale protest as he walked down the catwalk with a proper diva strut and positioned himself in front of the photographers so that no one was getting any shots of anything other than his little guy’s blue jeans. Could he be the next David Gandy? Let’s just say I’m sure he had chats with agents straight after the show. You can’t buy that sort of confidence (see pics of him in action below).
It was definitely a night to remember and I left thinking I might reconsider the whole grown-up fashion angle. Kids’ fashion is just so much more fun… take a look at the pictures below if you don’t believe me.