"It's our Sweet 16": KC Fashion Week celebrates 16 seasons of runway-ready designs

KMBZ News Staff
September 19, 2019 - 5:42 am

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Kansas City, MO - The designers have been selected, the photographers are in place, and the models are ready to strut the runway when the 16th Kansas City Fashion Week kicks off tonight at Union Station.

More than two dozen fashion designers from across the country are in Kansas City featuring their Spring and Summer 2020 collections.

Katie Sellers, executive director of KC Fashion Week, says the events are a great springboard for designers, some of whom will go on to showcase their clothing designs in Paris, New York and LA.



Fashion Week began in 2011, but Sellers says the city has a long tradition of curating great fashion. 

"The Garment District, located in the northern part of downtown, used to be quite the thriving fashion area," Sellers explained. "Even competing with places like New York and Paris."

"(The first event) was a show with only three designers and 10 models," Sellers said. "It was just one show on one night, which is so crazy to think back to, given the large-scale production that Kansas City Fashion Week has grown to become."

Planning is already underway for the next event in the spring, which will showcase designers' Fall/Winter 2020 collections. 


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