Combining youthful coloring like baby blue and deep turquoise with gorgeous, luxurious tailoring, Vicky Z.’s NYFW show at Skylight Clarkson Sq. showcased the usual heartwarming pairings of parents and darling children in matching gowns. Everything was gorgeous, and while the models were stunning, it was the children’s mature embrace of the runway and the clothes they were wearing that really stole the show. So seldom do we get to see children in the spotlight, wearing graceful and high-fashion clothing, equal to all of the other beautiful fashions we see during fashion week.
The Editor’s Note
COCO, POLINA, ATHENA: THREE LITTLE STAR THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE
by Sarah Barlondo
When she is not posing for Tommy Hilfiger, Fendi or shooting a Maybelline New York commercial with the one and only super model Christy Turlington, Athena takes ballet, jazz and musical theater classes.
When she grows up, she wants “to be a fashion designer or art teacher”. She loves meeting new people at photoshoots and has already worked for many campaigns like Tommy Hilfiger, Children’s place, Macy’s, Khols, Party city, Imoga and Maybelline New York. Looking forward to seeing Athena walk more shows! Follow Athena on Instagram @aktheo21
Polina, 11 years old started modeling when she was 6 years old. Her fair skin and captivating eyes caught my eyes as she walked down the runaway at Vicky’z NYFW show. Pretty and smart: this year Polina received an award from The City Council of New York for demonstrating academic excellence and commitment to public service in New York City. Pretty good line down in the resume for Polina!
Fun fact: Polina loooves to talk, could you believe she didn’t speak until she was 4? Pretty and smart: I could see her presenting the news some day…Follow Polina on Instagram @polinao9
The Children Steal the Show
That celebration of kids and their clothing is central to Vicky Zhang’s philosophy on design, which combines familial love, inclusion, and embrace of family life with strong sense of style, appreciation for beauty, and strong sense of self expressed through good clothes. She brings a maturity to children’s fashion not otherwise found in that typically playful market—one overlooked during fashion week.
A collaborative article between Fashion writer Anne Whiting and Editor Sarah Barlondo
**Photos courtesy of the children’s parents.