Photo credit: TYC Photography, 2017
An imagination of creativity.
Children are often told that they are too young to accomplish anything. Aniki Allen started his own neck wear company: Ice Cream Bow Ties at the age of only 9 years old. Two years later, he is ready to launch his own brand: ANIKI.
ANIKI (兄貴), a Japanese honorable term for an older brother, a superior or honorable one.
Designers work closely with Aniki to create merchandise that is representative of his personal style and brand. Inspired by being multi-racial, Aniki finds inspiration from family and everyday life. His brand is made for anyone who loves creativity and aspire to be inspired.
ANIKI: Kids’ Fashion Show will be debuting during Fashion Week Minnesota. Fashion Week Minnesota is a bi-annual event of runway shows, presentations, panels, and shopping events used to highlight the current collections of Minnesota-based designers, brands, and retailers. The event is organized by Fashion Week MN, a volunteer-run, community-oriented, not-for-profit organization that organizes two fashion weeks each year—a spring edition in April, and a fall edition in September. Annually, FWMN is attended by more than 2,500+ attendees with more than 20 shows in 7-9 days.
ANIKI: Kids’ Fashion Show is sponsored by Superior Performance Center
Saturday, May 4th, 2019 | 12-2pm | Location: Minnesota Children’s Museum, 10 West Seventh Street, St. Paul, MN 55102 |
Inspired by his love of cold treats and LEGO, 11-year-old designer Aniki Allen created Ice Cream Bow Ties, a line of handcrafted bow ties for kids. This event highlights the diversity of Twin Cities youth through a runway show featuring the brand paired with fun and edgy kids’ fashions.
The event will also feature Sanya’s Hope for Children Bags, handcrafted by Sanya Parani. Sanya Pirani a 7th Grader from Hidden Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake, Minnesota. She is the founder/CEO of “Sanya’s Hope For Children” (nonprofit organization) as well as Youth Ambassador of CAP agency for Scott, Dakota and Carver Counties. Sanya’s Hope For Children was founded in January 2017, SHFC (Sanya’s Hope For Children) supports local & global impoverished children is committed to helping children and transforming community one life at a time. With half the world’s population under age 25, SHFC’s mission is to help young people with basic necessities of life, fund educational endeavors, find their voice, take action, and make an impact on vital community issues. Sanya will be debuting her bags and 100% proceeds of her bags goes to helping impoverish children locally and globally. For more information please visit: www.sanyashopeforchildren.org
Entertainment provided by Step with Soul
The Wayman Steppers for Christ was founded in September 2009 under the leadership of Mr. Sean Burns and Wayman AME Church. This unique group was created to provide young African-American males between the ages of 7 and 18 an opportunity to develop integrity and excel in their journey through the stages of life. Mr. Burns, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., utilizes the art of stepping to teach spiritual/moral character, African-American history, self –confidence, leadership, discipline, unity, and brotherhood. At a time where young African-American males are overrepresented in the correctional system and in the academic achievement gap, this ministry imparts the tools needed to overcome these obstacles. By building resilient individuals, our communities are better, and society, as a whole, is stronger. Since the inception of the step ministry; it services not only boys but young ladies as well age 7-18 years old. In 2017; Step with Soul “Ministering with Hands and Feet,” became the new name of the step ministry so that it represents all genders and races of our families and youth. It is our sincere hope that these young women and men are afforded every opportunity to succeed beyond the ministry of step. For more information please visit: www.facebook.com/step with soul
Official Sponsor: Superior Performance Center
Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Superior Performance Center is a high-performance sports medicine, pain, and premier wellness group that offers a full spectrum of non-surgical, orthopedic and regenerative treatments that help patients to continue to do the things they love, without any pain.
The experienced team of physicians, chiropractors, and sports medicine specialists at Superior Performance Center use cutting-edge technology to treat various musculoskeletal injuries, from stress fractures, joint dislocations to ligament ruptures. We also offer convenient in-house imaging for quick and accurate diagnosis.
Superior Performance Center is also partnered and affiliated with many organizations by providing medical care, equipment, and event coverage throughout Minnesota: USA Boxing, Kids for a Cause, Monster Race Series & Valley Athletic Association.
For more information please contact:
Superior Performance Center
360 Sherman Street Suite #300
St. Paul, MN 55102
Official Sponsor: Minnesota Children’s Museum
Minnesota Children’s Museum sparks children’s learning through play. The museum, a nonprofit organization, serves more than 550,000 visitors each year at locations in St. Paul and Rochester.
Our museums are kid-powered play spaces where families have fun together and kids take the lead. Through interactive exhibits and programs, the museum provides open-ended, self-directed experiences that give kids (and adults!) the space and freedom to explore their interests, solve problems and build life skills like confidence, critical and creative thinking, communication and more.
The museum in St. Paul features 10 permanent exhibits including a four-story climber with spiral slide, laser maze, car wash, ball launchers, maker space, pretend town, and a gallery for toddlers and pre-schoolers. There’s also a traveling exhibits gallery that features a new exhibit every few months.
For more information please contact:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
St. Paul, MN 55102