What to know about KC Fashion Week at Union Station

Fashion Week shows are at Union Station.

Trend Week displays are at Union Station.

Exclusive to The Star

Kansas Metropolis Trend 7 days is underway. The two-week-lengthy competition showcases the do the job of nearby, countrywide and global designers on runways, with an possibility to get some of the designer’s outfits.

Getting position in Union Station, it is a celebration of all factors manner. If you missed the initial week, don’t be concerned. You nevertheless have the chance to see models screen the recent developments.

Teisha Barber, the president of Kansas Metropolis Style Week, spoke to The Star about what tends to make the two-week extravaganza a community treasure.

WHAT IS KANSAS City Style Week?

During the two weeks, KCFW can help designers collaborate with seasoned stylists, make-up artists, types and photographers to existing their collections in the most specialist atmosphere imaginable.

“With an unapologetic concentrate on the small business facet of the style marketplace, every single KCFW event highlights the numerous aspects of style commerce,” Barber mentioned. “Buyers from retail institutions, media personalities, on the internet clothing entrepreneurs and superstars enable comprise an audience for each individual present, generating KCFW a have to-go to celebration for recognized and rising style gurus.”

In early 2021, the countrywide corporation Council of Style Designers of The us picked KCFW as part of a new system connecting regional trend months known as CFDA Connects.

Barber mentioned that this option has amplified KCFW’s access, that means the publicity for the design and style talent will increase. For some of the designers this weekend, this could be their huge crack.

This yr, about 30 designers from all about the earth will have their do the job on screen in reveals that anyone can go to. You can discover the whole record here.

WHEN DID IT Get started?

KCFW started off in 2010, and its initial full week of runway reveals happened in spring 2012.


A few demonstrates are taking place this weekend:

  • 7 p.m. on April 14. This is their once-a-year Metropolis Night time present and they’ll have performances by Quixotic. Various people from City Corridor will also be in attendance, and they have two Ukrainian designers presenting collections to support aid attempts.

  • 7:30 p.m. on April 15

  • 7:30 p.m. on April 16

All nights will showcase rising and set up designers from Kansas Town and further than.

All runaway demonstrates take area at Union Station. You can acquire tickets to any of the reveals right here, besides for Saturday. Standing home tickets for Saturday’s demonstrate will be out there at Union Station on the working day of the event at 6 p.m.

For the other days, ticket prices selection from $40-$100. If any designer’s get the job done caught your eye, you can buy it there.

“I really like Kansas Town and our manner scene due to the fact all people has their personal design and people come to feel comfy with self-expression,” Barber said. “We have a really wide vary of the styles of appears to be like that people put on, and I completely enjoy that. Kansas Citians are huge supporters of their local designers and makers.”

Joseph Hernandez is a member of The Star’s company journalism workforce. A native of Kansas City, Hernandez graduated from Cristo Rey Kansas Town Significant University and the University of Missouri-Columbia. He formerly wrote for the Columbia Missourian and The Pitch.