Thursday night’s runway show for Kansas City Fashion Week was nothing short of amazing! Not only was it my 35th birthday, but I had the best seat in the house (Yay for better photos!) and got to see some amazing collections up close and personal!
Want to see my recap of Wednesday night’s runway show? Click here!
Kansas City Fashion Week – Fall/Winter 2017 – Night 2
The show got off to a fantastic start with local designer Roger Figueroa! His designs were heavily black and grey, with a lot of asymmetrical lines (which I love!) and mixed textures (which I also love!). It was very edgy, yet really chic at the same time. His final dress was one of my favorite looks from both nights of KCFW that I got to cover! It was a sleek black dress with a high neck, long sleeves and a slight train. The details that set it over the top were the cutouts on the front and back and the gold layered chains that encased the back cutout. Stunning!
Wiki Wang is a Missouri native who brought a beautiful, feminine collection to KCFW. Her designs featured bell sleeves, pleated skirts, and/or sheer fabric overlays. Her color selection was mostly red, white and navy. Other trends that she incorporated were embroidered appliques and floral patterns.
Amanda Casarez showed her collection next, and it was quite different from the first two lines! Amanda’s collection featured knits mixed with satin, and again utilized red, white and blue, plus yellow. Some of the looks featured asymmetrical or hi-low silhouettes, and it overall had an Asian feel to it. I loved some of the chunky sweaters! Very street-style-chic!
The Madyssen Jean line is designed by Madyssen Hrlevich from Omaha, NE. This dark, romantic line featured gorgeous dark floral prints, black leather and black velvet. Many of the jackets had short romantic phrases embroidered on the back. The silhouettes she used and the mix of fabrics made for a beautiful line!
Lee Jeans is headquartered in Kansas City and they were one of the major sponsors of KCFW this season, so it just makes sense that they show their Fall/Winter 2017 collection! 🙂 The Lee Jeans collection was semi-preppy and very trendy. They featured looks with denim jackets, raw-hemmed jeans, two-tone jeans, and more. I know we just got out of the cold weather but it made me want to get my sweaters back out!
You can find Lee Jeans at major retailers like Macy’s, Kohl’s, JCPenney, and Amazon, as well as Lee.com!
Noelle Designs is designed by sixteen-year-old Ciara Fortun. Seriously… She specializes in formal gowns and it shows! Her collection featured black and white designs with gold accents. The first dress below was another one of my favorite pieces! I love the contrast in color and the different fabrics that were used. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for her!
Crystal Brakhage Designs
Nebraska native Crystal Brakhage showed her Fall/Winter 2017 collection, as well, and it did not disappoint! It was very dark and edgy, and was another designer using the black and gold color combo. Some of her looks were edgy and chic, like the first two photos below…the others were just plain edgy. Black leather and cutouts galore! Such a cool collection!
More Than Just Figleaves with Erin Paige Jewelry
The final collection of the night was a wonderful collaboration between Brooklyn, NY-designer Eve Emanuel of More Than Just Figleaves and local jewelry designer Erin Paige. More Than Just Figleaves is a brand that uses completely upcycled fabric, meaning their designs are typically one of a kind and made from re-used fabric! How cool is that?! Their looks were mainly over-sized and they incorporated current trends like bell sleeves and extra long sleeves. They mixed knits with satin-like fabrics and kept most of the color choices pretty subdued.
The jewelry items from Erin Paige Jewelry complimented the clothing perfectly! Her gorgeous large pieces were perfect for the over-sized looks. Erin Paige also offers more traditional jewelry on her website.
I had such a wonderful time covering Kansas City Fashion Week’s Fall/Winter 2017 shows! I have one more post coming soon so keep an eye out!