Fashion challenges who we are and who we want to be. Our clothes are generally designed and made by couturiers, ateliers or factories – but we’re handing the scissors over to a very different set of designers. Kids.
Using the intellect, creativity and ingenuity of children’s imaginations, Kids in Fashion sees children become fashion designers, turning their ideas into reality to explore fashions of the future.
Designed by kids and rendered by local makers, you’re invited to witness the launch of these signature pieces as they sashay and shantay down the runway. Kids in Fashion is a celebratory and empowering live artwork meets social intervention where artistic empowerment is in the hands of young people, helping them realise their own vision for the future of fashion. Supported by the City of Stonnington, the Australia Council for the Arts and the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University.
Creative Producer - Dan Koop
Performance Director - Merophie Carr
Lighting Designer & Production Manager - Paul Lim
Designs by - Jane, Lola, Ethan, Chelsie, Yarran, Poppy, Eva, and Vu
Interpreted and Realised by - Jane Morley, Vanessa Duque, Amber Reese, Elisa Keeler, Jessie Kiely, Blake Barnes, Cassandra Wheat, and Lauren Cray
And RMIT Fashion Students - Josephine MacPherson, Kristine O’loughlin, Xiaoru Jiang, Zexin Zhang, Angel Ang, Adrian Wiley, Fotini Kazakeou, Danika Hill, Shaye-Anne Singline, Isabella Nolan, Kirsten Olsen, William Sullivan, Carla Zoumpoukas, Georga Stewart, Isabella Demartini, Olivia Fagan, and Christy Monica
Concept developed in consulation with - Luke Kerridge (St Martins Youth Arts Centre)