Feel-good fashion fiesta

Children as young as three years old will strut their stuff at this Saturday’s Shepparton Kids Fashion Show.

The Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District event will have a focus on fun and participation, with prizes for every child. Organiser Thon Thon said the young performers had already taken to the idea of the fashion show.

He said they were excited to show off their style at the event, where they will be judged on their walk, costume and hairstyles. “They’re all choosing their own clothes,” he said.

“They’re all really excited and have been talking about it a lot and have already practised twice.”

Mr Thon said families from all cultures were invited to attend. “We wanted to have something for the children — yes, there are community events and that type of thing, but there’s no day that we have to engage our kids with the mainstream,” he said.

“This event is for everyone.”

The Bank of Melbourne Shepparton is sponsoring the event and has donated $1000 to the organisers. Branch manager Jason Kiker said the bank wanted to support Shepparton’s diverse community.

“We’re a multicultural city and we want to get involved in all aspects of it,’’ Mr Kiker said. “It will be a feel-good event.”

Mr Thon said the Ethnic Council hoped the first-time event would be a success. “If it works well, it could become an annual event,” he said. “If there is any feedback, we’ll be making a Facebook page so people can comment and we can make the next event even better.”


Children practice for the Fashion Show



Article and image courtesy Shepparton News



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