I used to be one of those people who when I heard “Kansas City” I immediately would have visions of a small podunk town with cattle and such. I was seriously mistaken. Kansas City is full of wonderful culture. It is known for its barbecue, jazz heritage and of course, its beautiful fountains. Did you know that Kansas City has more fountains than Paris, per capita? The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, with giant shuttlecocks out front, is the home to a world-class art collection. The museum was also ranked first in Yelp’s ranking of best U.S. museums. Kansas City also has a history of fashion success. In the late 1940’s Kansas City’s Garment District employed over 4,000 people and boasted that 1 out of every 7 women in the United States purchased garments made in Kansas City.
This is Kansas City’s 10th Annual Fashion Week, featuring local, national and international designers. It brings all these designers, photographers, models and stylists to work together in a professional and chic atmosphere imaginable. Fashion week is a huge fashion industry even that lets designers and fashion houses display their new lines. This year KCFW will be showcasing designs from Eltee, Irina Tevzadze, LV Swim with EarKandie, Tattuage, T. Michelle, RBW Designs and Alicia Janesko Caftans to name a few. The energy I felt at this kick-off was, I would say, healthy. Everyone from our four-legged friends to future baby fashionistas were enjoying themselves.
The yummy brunch hors d’oeuvres were provided by eateries, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Season 52 and Jax Fish House. Now, for those of you who truly know me, know that I have the biggest sweet tooth. If you can’t find me at an event, chances are I am at the dessert table. I totally embrace my inner chubby. Dolce Bakery, catered the sugar-filled confections. They were little bites of heaven. Through partnerships with the Midwest’s leading companies, KCFW continues to serve as a collaboration for the industry that launches emerging designers to become successful household names.