KCFW Friday Runway Show

     Kansas City Fashion Week's Friday show is in the books and I was privileged to experience it. This was the first live runway show I have ever been to. I had grandiose visions of mile high heels, pouty faced models, sultry fashions, fab designers, and glamazon front row girls. I could envison all the glossy magazine spreads with girls in the "frow". Poised in their couture. Done up to the hilt. So of course I imagined myself just like that. Never mind that I am a yoga pants wearing, suburban, SAHM. I chose an outfit and makeup look that I hoped would be more stunning than my usual garb. I had Ciara's 'Click Flash' on Pandora as I dolled up to go.




Photographer Ritz Dasgupta, Journospeak

Photographer Ritz Dasgupta, Journospeak

Photographer Ritz Dasgupta, Journospeak
Top (L'Atiste, Similar) / Skirt (Limited, Similar) /  Wedges (Forever 21, Similar) / Bracelet (Similar) / Lips (Tarteist Lip Paint, Delish)

     This event did not disappoint. The luxurious Grand Hall at Power and Light was packed. Gilt chairs lined the European runway. And the heels of KC's fashion elite clicked on the marble floors. There were flashes of light everywhere as photographers captured images of everything. Everyone was dressed to impress. And I was there to soak up all of it!



     The evening's lineup included Fall/Winter collections from Joshua Christensen, Ethel and Dean, Julia Fischer, Nasheli Juliana, Lauren Bander, Andrea Marie Long Designs, TRBrown, and Queen's Rocket.



My faves for the night:

     Meghann Alaina Wheelock, the designer for Ethel and Dean, showed an amazing kids line of comfy looking pieces with a hint of equestrian prep. Lots of hunter green plaid and khaki. Super cute! The mini models were fierce and fun. 



Ethel and Dean

     Lauren Bander's line was purely made up of neutrals. She started by showing her dramatic black ensembles, then went grey, and finished with a flourish of white. Her final gown was a snowy tulle wedding dress that was twinkling with LED lights. Elegant and edgy.

Lauren Bander


Lauren Bander

     Andrea Marie Long's collection was done in luxe, saturated velvets. The sillouettes were feminine and flowing. Long gowns, cape-like tops, draped skirts. The looks were all enhanced by elaborate, handmade jewelry from Ngan Vuong of eNVe DesignsMy favorite look of the night came from this collection. The dress combined navy velvet and cognac leather in striking contrast, and included elegant draping to the side of the form fitting skirt.


Andrea Marie Long Designs

Andrea Marie Long Designs

Andrea Marie Long Designs

     TRBrown had an extremely well choreographed show with GORGEOUS designs. The looks were reminiscent of a 1970s New York City girl on the go. The textures! So many fabric combos! Lots of deep navy, wine, and caramel hues. I was in love with the upscale vintage vibe.


TRBrown

TRBrown

     The entirety of the event had me beaming with excitement and eagerly looking forward to the Saturday runway finale!

Huge thank you to KCFW for treating me to such a great evening!

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