New York - Just in case you've been living under a rock or summeringin a media- proof bubble, let us enlighten you: Teens are ! While the world of entertainment has its Hilary Duffs and Olsen twins, Seventh Avenue has the "Teens in Fashion" show.

Organized by former fashion designer Shelli-IKeith, 35, the event, which took place in a Flatironloft space on Monday, is now in its second season. Itfeatured seven designers between the ages of 16 and21 chosen in a Northeast-wide competition. Keithprovided the winners with the support needed to puton a show of six looks each. “All they had to do is design,”Keith says. This season’s lineup included Prattsophomore Michael Manzo, 18; Pratt senior LauraKim, 21; Fashion Industries High School senior JuanA. Vargas, 18; Syracuse University freshmanShemeka Peters, 21; Fashion Institute of Technologyfreshman Taylor Monique Hudnell, 17; Bing BingWang, 16, and Ismaelle Guignard, 16.

While none seemed to be poised for instantfame, there were a few noteworthy clothes andideas. Manzo, for example, fashioned a bomberjacket from silk tapestry, worn with tassel-trimmedtuxedo pants that were cleverly constructed andwearable. Peters demonstrated a flair for men’swear, doing classic looks in subtle prints, andGuignard’s dress of silver polka-dot organza overgray satin was nothing if not sweet. But the highlightfor much of the under-25 crowd was the momentwhen the ladies of the platinum-selling R&Btrio 3LW, who modeled for three of the designers,took to the runway.

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