Fresh off the excitement of New York and London runways, Kansas City Fashion Week is ready to roll.
With not one, but six Project Runway designers and a luxury children’s line by our very own Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver, Dwayne Bowe, hitting the runway, this season will be one to remember.
Check out our list of all the events, including some extraordinary highlights that you can’t miss out on!
Wednesday: Need an excuse to dust off your black tie attire? Paolini Garment Company is hosting the Bubbly & Bow Ties Cocktail Kick Off for fashion week attendees. Drinks some champagne and chat with fellow fashion enthusiasts from 6-9 p.m.
Thursday: Take a breather before all the shows; start by heading over to Union Station to look at all the pretty designer presentations and trunk shows from 6-9 p.m.
Friday: You can’t deny you secretly love hearing Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn discuss competing designers’ looks on “Project Runway.” Before the opening evening runway shows at 7:30 p.m. (featuring Nataliya Meyer, Little Shell Designs, Alicia Janekso Caftans and Resortwear Kate Walz and Heidi Herrman), head to The Elements Bar at the Power & Light District to meet with the designers from Project Runway.
Saturday: Walk through the intricate details of “Project Runway” designers’ collections with a trunk show at Union Station from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Get ready for a long day of runways and collections because at 2 p.m., the afternoon show kicks off (featuring Lauren Bander, Ola Style, Rachel Anne Gottlieb, Afielda, Lod and WM Couture with Amy Collier Bridal). Following shortly after, the evening runway show features some of our favorite “Project Runway” designers: Laura Kathleen, Joshua McKinley, Michael Drummond, Casanova, Althea Harper and Anthony Ryan.
Sunday: Come down from your fashion bender with Fashion Group International’s brunch panel that discusses “Turning Your Passion Into a Business” at Hotel Phillips from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Then hop over to Union Station for the Finale Charity Runway Show that features designs from LBowe, a luxury children’s wear brand by Dwayne Bowe, Jessica, Lynn Marlee Ju, Quite a Riot, Magnetic Threads, Hannah Caroline Couture and Meredith Lockhart.