Monday, October 24, 2016

Kansas City Fashion Week S/S 2017

If you follow us on Instagram (or Facebook or Twitter), you probably already know that I attended Kansas City Fashion Week a couple of weeks ago, because you were barraged with photos and Instagram stories showing fun bits and pieces. Here, I've rounded up the whole experience, so you can get a good overview of how it went down.

KCFW kicked off with networking and shopping events earlier in the week before the runway fun began. The event I was able to attend was the style and shopping event at Anaphora and Post/Edit. It was part shopping, part cocktails and mingling. I met some wonderfully fashionable and and friendly bloggers and was able to snag some super reasonably priced jewelry from Post/Edit to wear throughout the rest of the week. I styled this floral dress above from Zara for a comfortable yet polished look.

After that, I was onto the runway shows! I attended three shows, located at Union Station, Thursday through Saturday. My first outfit was a sheer black dress, also from Zara. I was super excited to see at least a couple very similar looks on the actual runway. A huge shoutout to my friend and photographer-for-the-week Chris Yankey for attending the shows with me and getting some amazing shots.

Standouts from Thursday included Keefe Cravat, a local bowtie business (pictured above), Roger Figueroa and his dramatic pieces for both men and women (pictured below), Barbara Bultman and her amazing use of fringe (two below) and Kiana Godsey, a local designer with featuring lots of interesting shapes (blush jacket below). 

On Friday, some of my favorite looks included retro-inspired materials and cuts from RBW Designs (three photos below) and gorgeous dramatic structured pieces from Asiatica Kansas City

Saturday was the largest event, featuring the most designers, and was also the cap on all the events for the week. I saved my asymmetric evening gown for that night because I knew if I was going to get fancy, this was the night. I paired it with all silver accessories, going for a chic almost space-inspired vibe.

Some of my favorite looks from the evening came from the sixteen year old designer of LaRae Designs (photo below), and Atelie Samosi, a designer from the country of Georgia, featuring gorgeous velvets and embroidery (next six photos below).

Sheer dresses weren't limited to black! This whimsical look was also showcased in Lucia's Sarto couture bridal line (below), and ultra fun and playful pieces from Julia Fischer.

Jewelry including collars, crowns and even hats by AnnMann Designs were real show stoppers that were a perfect mix of playing dress up and looking next-level elegant. 

Overall, the trends I was drawn to most were sheer material, structured capes, and textures like silk, satin, and velvet making a statement. Thanks so much to Kansas City Fashion Week, LLC for letting me attend with a media pass and get inspired for Spring! I already can't wait to check out next year's Fall/Winter Collections!

Photos: Chris Yankey

Tuesday Outfit Details: Dress: Zara, Shoes: Modcloth, Earrings: Chloe and Isabel (similar), Lips: Revlon

Thursday Outfit Details: Sheer Dress: Zara, Cami: Forever 21, Skinny jeans: H&M, Booties: Target (similar), Purse: Vintage, Necklace: Vintage, Lips: Revlon

Saturday Outfit Details: Dress: ASOS, Necklace: Post/Edit, Shoes: H&M (similar), Purse: H&M (similar)

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