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Back-to-School Fashion Show to Highlight Trends For Tots and Teens

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | August 21, 2015 1:57pm | Updated on August 23, 2015 9:09pm
 Tot and teen models will walk the runway during
Tot and teen models will walk the runway during "JCKidz Back-to-School Fashion Show" on Aug. 29.
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Courtesy of Jamaica Center BID

QUEENS — Want to know the latest fashion trends before heading back to school? 

The Jamaica Center Business Improvement District is teaming up with teen designers and local stores to present the latest "back-to-school" clothing styles.

Tot and teen models aged between 5 and 13 years will walk the runway during the event slated for Aug. 29 at the 165th Street Mall.

“Today’s academic fashions extend beyond jeans and include an entire wardrobe of tanks, jeggings, capris, minis, tees, hoodies and jackets,” the BID said in a statement.

The show, which is in its second year, will also feature 14-year-old designer Tyyan Williams who will be presenting her fashion line Pinky Sez.

"Tyyan started her fashion design career while still in elementary school and her passion for fashion is on trend and off the chain for the coming school year,” the BID said.

Valerie Stevens of the BID said that the event also serves to showcase “the stores on Jamaica Avenue that sell children’s clothes.”

Among the retailers that will be presenting their offerings this year will be Cookie's The Kids Department StoreGAP OutletClaire's, Jackie Kids and C.H. Martin, according Stevens.

DJ Dr. Bob Lee of WBLS and Hot 97's DJ Martian will provide the beats during the show, according to the BID.

The back-to-school show was launched last year in addition to the Jamaica Collections initiative, an annual red carpet event organized by the BID in recent years to promote downtown Jamaica as a fashion and shopping destination. 

“JCKidz Back-to-School Fashion Show: Kidz with Style and Confidence” will take place on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the 165th Street Mall in front of the Jamaica Colosseum Mall (rain location: Jamaica Performing Arts Center at 150-13 Jamaica Ave.).