By Deanna Zaccari
Smiles, shy glances and giggles were the main accessories as little models walked – and sometimes ran – the red carpet runway at Youth Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer Fashion Show, held in early March at the Radisson Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles.
One word to describe the show, which benefits The Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) Foundation: adorable! The runway featured styles for boys and girls from toddlers to pre-teens. They were bright, colorful and shiny. The audience was crazy for these cute little fashionistas!
River Babe was the first designer to step out onto the stage, showing off their fun graphic t-shirts with Oui Paris!, Ciao, C’est La Vie!, No!, Mine!, Little Human, Hipster and Kindness is Rad. They also modeled cotton leggings and sweats.
Red Dolly’s Swimwear came down the runway in reds, polka dots, checks and leopard prints in both one-piece suits and bikinis. The suits tied up around the back of the neck with pretty bows.
Kids Famous Clothing Co. showed their models wearing tie-dye, painted T’s with phrases like “Killing it with Kindness” and “I’m Amazing.”
Rosie- Stay Positive Designs modeled sky- and rose-print skirts and dresses, and terry cloth overalls and shorts. Their models also had rose embellishments in their hair and at their waists.
Attendees enjoyed entertainment mid-way through the show by The Little Rhythm Dance Studio Trio, which preformed a lyrical jazz dance in pretty burgundy chiffon.
Next up was Rose Cottage Designs. Their models walked the runway in pretty floral skirts with pastel spaghetti-strap shirts, along with stripes, checks and ruffles, which seem to be a trend this season. My favorite was the toddler couple that came out holding hands. The little girl had on black kimono-tied pants with a yellow floral top. They also showed a cute sailor boy-and-girl duo.
Kimanni Kouture showed off fun printed circle skirts, floral skirts with tulle underneath and camisole tops.
Carmen & Creation is known for over-the-top layering. Models wore layers of long chiffon skirts pared with lace, pearls, feathers, satin gloves and bows, and still had room for some sparkle. Rosette tops and headpieces topped off the entire look.
Osh Kosh modeled boy swim trunks and beach wear, along with denim-colored camouflage, neon yellow and stripes.
Mixed debuted hot pinks and prints, denim jackets and faux-lamb vests bringing back the 70’s style with wide-leg pants and tie-dye.
Modern Child was one of my favorites. They modeled denim with lace, chiffon with lace, pearl embellishments and a little shift dress with a pearl collar and lace at the bottom.
There was something for every kid out there, from little surfer dudes to girls who want to feel like a princess for a day.
Deanna Zaccari is a Personal Shopper and Wardrobe Stylist with 20+ years of experience. She has expanded her business, Deanna Zaccari Lifestyle Design, into a full lifestyle company assisting with all aspects of fashion and beauty. With a team of associates, Deanna handles wardrobe, makeup/hair as well as decor and gifting. www.deannazaccari.com