Kansas City in the fall promises fun and adventure for visitors and locals alike. As temperatures cool down, the calendar heats up with shows, events, parties and more. Showcasing the epitome of style right here in the Midwest, Kansas City Fashion Week is among the first of Fall events that will set the tone for the season.

Kansas City Fashion Week

Kansas City Fashion Week kicks off Friday, Sept. 18, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 27 — bringing 10 days of fashion­forward focus to the City of Fountains. With a stunning runway set in the Sprint Festival Plaza at Union Station, the event is already scheduled to showcase nearly 30 phenomenal designers. Many past fan favorites including Jessica Lynn, Lauren Bander, Molly Elizabeth Designs, Architexture, Tomboy Design, Lucia’s Sarto, Maria Behnen and House of Cochon will return to the stage to share their latest looks.

“​KCFW strives each season to bring the best emerging and featured fashion designers to show their upcoming collections to our audience,” said Kansas City Fashion Week president, Teisha Barber. “If you attend a KCFW show, you are guaranteed to see the latest trend­setting fashion trends from local and national designers, right here in Kansas City.  It's a wonderful and exciting experience to see these collections before they hit stores.”

In addition to the runway show, many parties and events have been added to the schedule to celebrate the monumental week while spotlighting fashion trends in Kansas City. “We are very excited to be adding extra events to the schedule each and every season,” said Barber. “This season you can look forward to an additional runway show — Runway on the Rooftop — highlighting swim/resortwear and retailers from the Kansas City Power & Light District on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the new One Light Luxury Apartments pool.

Kansas City Fashion Week

“We are also partnering with Fair & Fashionable as our charity partner this season, and they will be the highlight of our Thursday evening show. Fair & Fashionable works to change the belief that sun­tanned skin is healthy and in­style through multiple event showcases, demonstrations and other initiatives that support their mission. Many of our designers on Thursday night have embraced this philosophy and asked that their models pledge to have their natural skin tone for the shows that evening.”

Each fashion week event expects more than 600 attendees, so your best bet is to reserve tickets soon. Join us under the cool sapphire glow of Union Station for yet another great season of styles. Tickets for each night of the upcoming runway shows are now available on the Kansas City Fashion Week website, and while they traditionally sell out online, standing room tickets will be available at the door.

Kansas City Fashion Week

Laura is obsessed with all things Kansas City. A local photographer, designer and adrenaline junkie — her true love for local shows as she snaps brands, events and more and shares her favorite adventures on Visit KC and Prettyography.

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