Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Kansas City Fashion Week Designer Preview 1.21.13

Blogger Preview at Hotel Phillips

This past weekend I was invited to attend a designer preview for Kansas City Fashion Week with some of my fellow fashionista bloggers {Sarah of Sarah Scoop, Kim of  kimberlyloc.com and Erin of Pretty, Polished, Perfect.}

KCFW Model Workshop was in full swing next door! Before interviewing the designers I watched all the models practicing their walks and getting tips from the pros to prep for the KCFW runway. This season's runway is longer than ever before...64'

We were able to interview 3 designers for the upcoming Spring 2013 shows

Janay A. Handmade

Saturday March 2nd 2013
Blush Bridal Runway Event 10 am

Janay Andrews designs eco-friendly bridal gowns. This will be her first time showing in Kansas City Fashion Week. I can't wait to see these dresses come down the runway, each one is unique and beautifully designed.  The color pallet for this collection is pale mauve and creams.

A sketch of one of the designs for Janay's 2013 Collection

Another sketch from Janay's sketchbook 2013 collection

One of Janay's dresses made from Silk Hemp  - eco and earth friendly fabrics

Inspiration board for Janay A. Handmade Spring 2013 Collection

Little Shell Designs - Michelle Kleineweber

Sunday March 3rd 2013
Student Designer Showcase 2 pm

Michelle Kleineweber is a very talented student designer. She has only been showing her collections since April of last year and has already done several shows including Fringe Festival, RAW:Kansas City, and now her second season in Kansas City Fashion Week. This season Michelle found inspiration in the greens and blues of semi precious stones. Her collection will be all evening gowns!
Michelle's inspiration for her collection; semi precious stones

Fabric swatches for Little Shell Designs Spring 2013 Collection

Haus of Donna Faye - Tiffany Headley

 Saturday March 2nd 2013
Designer Showcase 7:30 pm

Tiffany Headley is from Omaha, Nebraska. This is her second time showing for Kansas City Fashion Week. Her Spring 2013 collection will be "Sophisticated Glam Rock" with colors of Nude, Black and Gold. She wants to focus this collection on interchangeable pieces that can be worn from season to season. She finds inspiration in designers such as Chanel, Alexander McQueen, and John Paul Gaultier.  

Sketches of Haus of Donna Faye Collection

Fabric swatches for the Haus of Donna Faye Spring Collection

Spring 2013 Kansas City Fashion Week is sure to be an amazing event! All the action begins on Thursday February 28th and goes through March 3rd! Tickets are on sale now!!!  

***Kansas City Fashion Week Schedule and Tickets***


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