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Got a mini-model who is raring to get on the runway, but nervous about exposing them to an industry that’s infamous for harsh judgement? The crew at kidz fashion week are all about acceptance in the kids modelling biz.

The Gold Coast’s premiere children’s fashion festival, Kidz Fashion Week, went o with a bang in July, filling RACV Royal Pines Resort with laughs, music and local talent.

The event gave more than 100 kids, aged five to 17, the chance to hit the runway and model clothing from an array of designers, celebrating the talent of all kinds, shapes and sizes.

922-IMG_1986“It was an amazingly successful event,” says creative director Terri Svoronos. “The kids, exhibitors and parents loved it and you could really feel the buzz in the room.”

The kids were truly the stars, with 8-year-old singer Kirar Mercy from the Gold Coast opening the show and a performance by Aydan from The Voice. Also in attendance was mini mogul Isabella (Izzi) Dymalovski, creator of skin care line ‘Luv Ur Skin’, and Hot Tomato radio DJ Moyra Major who hosted the event. Children strutted their stuff in designs by Target, Best & Less, Sunset Lane, Juicee Peach and Versace 1969, dazzling the crowd of parents and exhibitors – and having the time of their lives while doing so.

“We created the show in response to the lack of modelling events in Australia that support diversity and inclusiveness,” says Terri. “Our main mission is to create a platform where any kid has a chance to shine and rock that runway – a supportive, fun environment free from any pageantry or competition.

“Overall, the whole day was a huge success. We’re looking forward to taking one talented Gold Coast model down to Melbourne Kidz Fashion Week with us, and we will de nitely be coming back to the Gold Coast next year.”

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