It is KCFW time again

It’s that time of the fall again, and Kansas City Fashion Week is just around the corner. I thought I would look back at my favorites from the fall/winter shows (from March), as we anticipate the next season of shows, from Sept. 23-29, 2018.

I attended my first KCFW back in fall 2013 (spring/summer collections), and I’ve gone nearly every season since. Each and every season the event grows and surprises me in the very best way. There are always some of my favorite designers that pop up, but more and more new-to-KCFW designers have been flooding the runways with beautiful clothes and jewelry.

The runway shows will be back at Union Station this fall, my favorite spot for them. I prefer the elevated catwalk used at Union Station (to the European-style runway featured below) to really get the best view of the designs. I might also just be partial because that was the first place I saw a show, and the first way I saw a show.

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My friend Ashley and I at KCFW, fall 2013. (Cameras on our phones have gotten much better since 2013.)

Me, Ashley, and Caitlin at KCFW Spring 2018

Lucia’s Sarto by Natalia Meyer

Lucia’s Sarto by Natalia Meyer is always one of my favorite collections, and I try to always make sure I’m there the night it shows! The structure, the designs, the construction! I just melt each and every time. This season was no different. Floral dresses followed up by some beautiful and original wedding dresses. I absolutely loved it all.

Ethel and Dean

Ethel and Dean always shows some awesome fashion-forward kids’ clothes, with a fairy-tale theme. I love watching the kids walk the runway, it just makes me happy. They are also some of the most talented models out there.

My Heirloom Bridal Design

I love the unique take on bridal looks My Heirloom presented on the runway. Jumpsuits. Ivory and black. Most of these are not things that scream WEDDING, but are all definitely wedding appropriate. Such an interesting way to mix things up.

TR Brown

I loved this collection from TR Brown, who was a designer I had never seen before. The way the outfits were put together and the collection flowed down the runway, I was hooked. There were so many pieces I would wear straight off the runway, and this collection included my favorite look of the night.

 

This was my favorite outfit of the night! I would wear each and every piece, head to toe!

 

Sara Kahrs

Sara Kahrs showed some amazing retro pieces for both men and women, these are a few of my favorites, but the whole collection was gorgeous and cohesive.

I loved how the fabrics, colors, and textures were carried throughout the collection.

HER by Georgina Herrera

Georgina Herrera showed some gorgeous jewelry, some of which doubled as clothing! She always has bold, show-stopping designs. It is exciting to see what she will send down the runway.

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