petiteParade- NY Kid’s Fashion Week is the only American fashion event dedicated exclusively to the world of children’s design. Created to fill a void in the marketplace for fashions from toddlers to tweens, the bi-yearly, invitation-only event is a favorite of mini-fashion mavens and celeb-u-tots. Presented by VOGUE Bambini (Italian Children’s Vogue), the event has showcased a long list of high-profile designers in its five year history.
Hot Tot returned to petiteParade for the second season in row as the event’s exclusive artistic team. We are the salon industry’s only professional line created for the structural uniqueness of immature (kid’s) hair so the collaboration makes sense for both groups.
Hot Tot is commonly used for editorial work, ad campaigns, tv, and fashion-related purposes. Our artistic team consisted of eight stylists, seven of whom work in salons that carry Hot Tot (also, they all come from Oribe salons, as I believe they have the best education in the industry) *HairNerdsForOribe* . Our key artist was celebrity stylist Jemma Muradian (who travels exclusively with Taylor Swift).
The weekend included collections from various designers including Heidi Klum (who walked for the finale of her runway show), multiple collections presented by Parsons (NYC design school), Swarovski, Stride Rite, Ugg Boots and JC Penney. Natural textures were emphasized throughout the weekend though styles ranged from intricate to simple.
Designers in the Parson’s showcase showcased custom headpieces that included flowers, butterflies and birds. Hair was pinned up but kept natural and soft.
(couture line worn by many celebrity children)
Pale Cloud’s models wore tight French Braids on both sides of their head and the middle was heavily backcombed, giving the fauxhawks height so they photographed well from various angles.
(couture line sold at Barneys and other high end retailers)
Lamantine’s models wore low ponytails that were slick and smooth. The simple style was accented with leather pieces cut into geometric shapes. We called it “hairagami”.
(show consisting of multiple designers including Junior Gaultier, Little Marc Jacobs, and Roberto Cavalli. P Diddy’s three daughters made their runway debut in this show and he sat in the front row)
Looks for the Swarovski show were accented with silver tinsel. The hair was tightly twisted in the back but kept loose in the front to ensure the kid’s looked natural.
Attendees commented that they looked like little angels wearing halos. ( The Hair Nerds couldn’t agree more!)
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