17 October 2012 by

Little Fashion Week: The World’s Smallest Catwalk, Runway And Clothes

Fashion month is finito but to get over post LFW blues there is… wait for it.... Little Fashion Week. River Island has joined forces with toy range Harumika in one of fashion’s most unlikely collabs to bring us mini models in mini dresses on a mini catwalk. Who will be on this LFW FROW? Barbie and Ken?

The catwalk show will have 10 outfits on mini models move along a one metre rotating runway. The average LFW model is 5’8” – 5’11” but these girls are an eighth of the average model, which means lots of teeny tiny faux-fur coats and maxis.

The mini mannequins are modelling looks designed by 22-year-old designer Christina Ruby Walton with the River Island Chelsea Girl design team. She made the 10 outfits in two weeks using the same designs in the River Island’s A/W Winter 12 Chelsea Girl Collection. Ruby even managed to shrink their accessories including a mini silver sequin satchel. Clothes are so much cuter when they're teeny right?

Harumika toys let’s children play designer and create their own catwalk shows as they sell kits to design and make outfits for mannequins. Now that's even more fun than playing hairdresser and giving Barbie a bob.

Look through images of Little Fashion Week in the gallery above...


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Evelyn Douglas (Wed Oct 17 17:37:46 BST 2012): Clever idea by both collaborators.... should catch on.