Monday evening of Style Fashion Week – March 10th 2014, Nancy Vuu showed her latest collection for spring. The designer offers a children’s vintage inspired couture line with a modern twist. Based in the Bay Area, this talented designer was a hit at LA’s fashion week event, as her artistry and creativity in the breathtaking dresses worn by the most adorable child models made an exciting and delightful show!
Her show kicked off when “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift started to play, and the first child model stepped onto the runway during the bridge of the song, “I knew you were trouble when you walked in.” This first look was a classic Victorian gown in pastel cream, covered in roses. Atop her head was a magnificent crown from Nancy Vuu’s line of original custom-made headpieces. The young girls and boys walked the runway in a variety of looks that depicted various silhouettes from past centuries—all made using fun, bright colors perfect for children and the sunny seasons. Embroidery, bows and petticoats were in abundance, making the traditional attributes of the dresses fantastically extravagant for today, adding flare to this century’s trendy styles for children and tweens. Florals, lace, and the models walking barefoot emphasized youth with delicate aspects of springtime.
The styling for the looks was also impeccable for the proper mix of antique and chic. Girls’ hairstyles were dramatic up-dos, long braids to the side, and the intricate messy hair buns. However, it was Nancy Vuu’s designs for the boys that stood out in the collection. At the end of the runway the gray suit exposed an enlarged peacock print vest; it was a dramatic look using the fashion-forward print, but soft for a child in its cut and color scheme. Nancy Vuu has a unique eye for detailing in her pieces that capture the essence of childhood.