Friday, October 20, 2017

Kansas City Fashion Week S/S 2018

If you follow us on Instagram, you've probably seen my coverage of Kansas City Fashion Week over the past week and weekend. I had the awesome opportunity to cover KCFW with a media pass and I'm so excited to finally round up all of my favorite collections and photos from the Spring/Summer 2018 season!

First up, I went to the KCFW Kickoff event, the Garden Party at Van Noy Mansion. It was uncharacteristically warm and lovely outside and I met the tres cool bloggers behind Sophisticaited and Le Stylo Rouge and chatted with the incredibly talented couple behind Colors of Costa Rica, who I met last season. Now, on to the shows!


On Thursday night, I wore an amazing gold feathered top from Andrea Marie Long Designs. Metallics and feathers are hot, hot, hot right now, so I thought this fashion-forward piece would be a perfect look to hit up Fashion Week. (Get all the outfit details at the end of the post!)

A collection I absolutely loved and would 100% wear came from Rebekah Lux. Her collection is full of punchy metallics, flowy retro cuts and featured a delightful mix of socks and sandals. Sign. Me. Up.

Miranda Hanson Designs put together an incredibly well-made collection full of lovely pastels, flowy silk and frilly tulle. And...she's 17 years old!!! She really held her own among more seasoned designers and knocked it out of the park.

Travis Cal put forth a collection that was equal parts edgy, elegant and fun. From bright, fun patterns to sheer sparkly numbers, the mix of textures and patterns made it a total delight to watch. 


For my look on Saturday, I reprised one of my favorite dresses, this lovely pink frilly number. I couldn't pass up wearing it to Fashion week and it was a hit. Pictured are fellow bloggers from Sophisticaited and Le Stylo Rouge.

Saturday's show kicked off with the coolest kidswear ever from Ethel and Dean, which took inspiration from the movie Hook. The collection, called Lost Boys and Mermaids, included grungy jackets with "Bangarang" printed on the back and playful velvet and tulle in pink. This collection left the audience smiling and about ready to start chanting "Rufio, Rufio!"

The last collection before intermission could be described in no other way but "magical." A swamp-inspired show from Enve Designs was backed by a soundtrack of bullfrogs and a live harp was set the stage for a breathtaking show. Embroidered tulle dresses complemented cascading and intricate jewelry so perfectly. Holy wow.

The structured collection from Nataliya Meyer of Lucia's Sarto was awesome. A capelet dress and separates were so elegant and well-made, but the icing on the cake was a gorgeous red suit with a gigantic red bow on the shoulder that trailed behind it like a train. Look at that baby fly!

A menswear-heavy collection from Joshua Christensen, Project Runway Designer from L.A. was my final favorite collection of the night. Activewear mixed with loud patterns and elegant metallic florals made for a perfect juxtaposition that was equal parts edgy and playful. 

Kansas City Fashion week was an absolute blast and I'm so happy to have been invited to cover it again! Hope to be back again at it next season!


See past KCFW posts here:

Garden Party Outfit Details:
Green Heels (similar)
Sunglasses (similar)

Thursday Outfit Details:
Gold Feather Top from Andrea Marie Long Designs
Black Bell Flare Pants (similar)
White Booties

Saturday Outfit Details:
Pink Dress (sold out but similar here and here)
Earrings (similar)
T-stap heels (similar)

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