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A RECAP OF KCFW SS'17 FRIDAY NIGHT

Photo by Mixplorology

Three nights of Fashion done, and I must say, my body was giving me signals.Fatigue was trying to raise its head. But there's always enough Coffee, when you know, you have work at hand. Got my outfit ready and headed to Union Station for the runway shows on Friday evening of Kansas City Fashion Week Spring Summer '17. Huge Thank You to KCFW for such awesome Front Row seats through out the season. Am truly honored.

The first show of the evening was Tattuage - Tattoo inspired body jewellery.  The pieces are crafted from metals and adhere to your skin. You can interchange and re-use them, so the possibilities are endless, when you decide to shop for your stash of Tattuage. The models wore monochromatic outfits, to show off their body art. Quite a glittery start, if I might add.

It was the second designer, who probably wowed everyone and anyone in the room, not only with her collection, but also with her awesome models. Childrenswear Designer Tonya Volk's line T Michelle had a collection, which was truly High Fashion for Kids. It had a fair play of monochromatic prints with a dash of florals. From drapey tops, to cutouts and even capes, there were a lot of current adult wear trends, simplified and made age appropriate. I am a Mom too, and I love to see my child, in her creations. 

Fouche Bridal by Nicole Fouche broke new grounds with a plus size model ensemble, who simply rocked the runway, in custom bridal wear. Fellow Blogger and Model Antonia Martin also walked the ramp, and I could not help cheering hard for her. Cinderella with an edgy twist, would be how, I would describe, her bridal wear collection.

I had loved Designer Alexis Cook's collection last season. SO maybe my expectations were a bit too high with her. I loved her color scheme this time. Bright Spring colors, with a mix of  florals and basket weave. But somehow she lost me at Structure.

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The second half began with KCFW favorite and Project Runway alumnus Michael Drummond. It was edgy, grungy with just the right amount of femininity. Drummond had created a custom print of florals, with print of eyes peeking out. His silhouettes were a throwback to the 60s , and the textured full hair , added to the period vibe of his collection. Jumpsuits are surely here to stay, in its myriad avatars, Drummond proved that.

There are always some collections, which always have a smudgy line between avant garde and haute couture. Designer Jesse Newton's line was one such line this season. Very very structured pieces, with very uncoventional fabric choices. The sheer trend, which has been seen across shows this seasons, was also present in this collection.

The second designer from Mississippi that evening, was Rachel Woodward, with her line RBW Designs. She brought back brocade on the runway, but her color palette was all Spring. Loved her use of greens and golds. Capes and Sheer layers are pretty recurrent trends for Spring Summer 2017, and she had a signature take on them. Very impressive collection.

 Asiatica, debuted on the KCFW with an impressive finale. Its a Kansas City based boutique which creates custom outfits from traditional kimonos and artisinal fabrics from Japan. They had the quintessential Japanese elements, but they brought it together in a proper haute couture collection. From Cherry Blossoms, to Obi belts and flowy kimonos to structured skirts, they surely knew how to create an impression.


And it was a wrap of Friday night of Runway shows of KCFW. Stay tuned to my Blog for all the updates from KCFw by clicking on the label called , Fashion Week, in the top Menu of the Blog. I shall be bringing in more Outfit posts and Recaps very soon on the Blog. 

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