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Local models take to runway for Toronto Kids Fashion Week

The York Region children were selected from 250 kids aged three to 13 who tried out last October to model in the the third season of Toronto Kids Fashion Week
Three York Region children took to the catwalk in Toronto last weekend for their break into the modelling industry.
Polina Cher, 12, of Aurora, Elizabeth Usova-Tomaili, 7, of Keswick, and Remy Dastranj, 4, of Markham were selected to model for the Nov. 30 Toronto Kids Fashion Week show, attended by the who’s who of the Toronto children’s wear fashion scene.

The children passed auditions — 250 kids aged three to 13 tried out last October — and completed training and rehearsals before modelling in the third season of Toronto Kids Fashion Week at Daniels Spectrum on Dundas Street in Toronto.

Polina, who is of Russian/Canadian descent, has two years of runway experience, but this is her first season modelling for a TKFW event. She modelled for designer VC Vanco in the show. 

The TKFW show was Elizabeth's first experience modelling. She modelled for designers Art&Anna and VC Vanco. 

Remy, who turns 5 this week, is a senior kindergarten student at Parkview Public School in Unionville. His background is Canadian/Iranian and French. He modelled for Nudnik, which is an environmentally friendly designer, for his first experience as a model.

Toronto Kids Fashion Week is a global platform that supports, showcases and highlights new children’s wear designs, trends and latest collections, as well as gives fashion insiders a look at the fresh faces of bright, young up-and-coming children just breaking into the modelling industry.

Founded on the premise of bringing the fashion world to children, the Toronto Kids Fashion Week has become the premiere event for kids’ fashion in Toronto as the only platform that connects designers directly to the children’s wear industry.

TKFW also recognizes the importance of inclusivity among the fashion industry, and reinforces anti-bullying messaging as part of their platform.

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