I was so excited to attend petite Parade this year and view the Fall/Winter Collections from the latest children’s designers. This year he bi-annual runway show was held in Chelsea (a few blocks from wear I attended high school). Amber Sabathia debuted her Major League Baseball sportswear line CCandy, named after her husband New York Yankee baller CC Sabathia. The ready to wear line featured brightly colored hoodies, tees and sweatpants embellished with patterned New York Yankee logos. My fave was the giraffe print hoodie. Many of the girls sported bright tee shirts over fluffy tutu’s and leggings.
The next show to rock the runway was IMOGA, a west coast brand that featured soft and whimsical clothing for girls. The 2014 fall and winter collection was composed of brocade dresses, faux fur vests or collars. The color palette was rich shades of deep shades of navy, teal and plum. The Alivia Simone show was up beat, and my son Mj couldn’t help but jump out of his seat and dance in the aisle as the little models strutted down the runway to Pharrell’s hit “Happy”. The show opened with brocade holiday dresses in soft pastel’s that you usually don’t see in a winter collection. 8 year old celebrity model, Chance Combs, (daughter of Sara Chapman and Sean Diddy Combs) graced the runway to the delight of the crowd.
The evening shows were extremely exciting because pint-size celebrity look a likes from Toddlewood were in attendance. In the front row you could spot a mini Pharrell rocking the infamous Vivienne Westwood hat and a super cute Lupita Nyong’o. The little Mischka Aoki models wore distressed black tights and gorgeous dresses. This collection was all about textures! My fave look was a hot pink feathered dress with a hot pink satin peplum. Embroidered wool blazers adorned with feathers and Swarovski crystals. Tiny celebs like Suri Cruise often don these designs. The final runway show was Bonnie Young one of my favorite clothing lines. (Oh how I wish I had a daughter to dress up!) The collection included wool plaid skirts, jackets and kilts for boys. The styling was quite unique, the highlight was a cute boy in a grey plaid kilt, over black pants topped with a hexagon satin blazer. The models looked very chic in soft greys, silver and black textured ensembles. In between shows, guest were treated to yummy cupcakes from Baked by Melissa, fresh food from Pressed Tea and even a cool art workshop by Milk POP.
Each guest was treated to gift bags, which Amber personally stuffed with Rawling baseballs and tees.