Alumni participate in petitePARADE: October 20-21, 2012

For its third edition, petitePARADE is partnering with VOGUE Bambini to present Kids Fashion Week, a two-day showcase of Spring/Summer 2013 Children’s collections from a Who’s-Who in the international Children’s fashion and design worlds. The event will take place at Industria Studios (775 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014) in New York City on October 20 and 21.

“petitePARADE is the first fashion event dedicated to the children’s design world. It is a surprisingly fun way for editors, moms, bloggers, buyers and children to come together for a weekend and discover new trends, play with fashion and choose a new wardrobe”, says Giuliana Parabiago, Editor in Chief of VOGUE Bambini.

Featured collections include: Baby CZ, Bonnie Young, Imoga, Pale Cloud, Mischka Aoki, Miss Grant, Miss Blumarine, Monnalisa, Hitch-Hiker, Ki6, La Piccola Danza, Sarabanda, Silvian Heach, Floatimini, iNTAKT, Kissy Kissy, Liv & Lily, Mali kids, Millions of Colors, Olivia Rose, Pimalinda, Snopea, Stella Cove, Umi Shoes, and Zutano.

SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS will be adding lots of sparkle to the shows this season with its Showcase featuring customized, commercial looks from Baby CZ, Bonnie Young, Caramel Baby & Child, Halabaloo, Inca Girls Swimwear, Joe’s Jeans Kids, Lamantine Paris, Lilly Pulitzer, Mischka Aoki, Miss Blumarine, Ooh! La, La! Couture and T-shirt T-shops.

For the first time, Parsons The New School for Design will showcase collections from their top Childrenswear Design graduates. Faculty member Francesca Sammaritano coordinated the project and we would like to wish all of the participants best of luck in the show. Alumni included in the showcase are: Giuliana Raggiani – 2012 winner of DoY,  Callista Wolff (class of 2012), Patricia Gomez (class of 2012), Serena Chang – winner of the childrenswear DoY 2011, Jennie Han- (Class of 2010) and Akalaksna Kenneth Baenchantha – (Class of 2010).

Keeping in tradition of past petitePARADE events, the popular on-site children’s art workshops will be bustling through the weekend with craft and creativity. Hosted by petitePARADE’s nonprofit arts partner, Little West Group, this season will feature Only Make Believe in collaboration with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and The New York Foundling for milkPOP.
Photographer and philanthropist, Kymberly Marciano, will photograph the weekend. New this season – industry-leading global content provider for the style, fashion and design
industries, Stylesight, is joining petitePARADE as the Official Trend Sponsor. “Stylesight is thrilled to be the Official Trend Sponsor of petitePARADE,” says Nicole Yee, Children’s Editor at Stylesight. “A Fashion Week for Childrenswear is the perfect opportunity for brands to showcase the amazing innovation present in the Children’s market, and Stylesight is pleased to collaborate with petitePARADE to give the collections the recognition they deserve.”

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