Five Things You Don’t Know About: Kansas City Fashion Week 2019

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Lights! Camera! Fashion! Kansas City Fashion Week 2019 starts tomorrow with all the glam-pomp and circumstance you would expect. The multi-day fashion showcase is scheduled for March 27-30 at Grand Hall at Power and Light. The event will feature designers, models, style teams, photographers, and other industry leaders at each event with the goal to gain national exposure for their brand.

We touched base with KCFW president Teisha Barber to get the 411 on things you might not know about the extravaganza that will feature phenomenal 2019 Fall/Winter collections.

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5) “All KC Fashion Week directors and planning committee members have separate full-time professions on top of running KC’s largest fashion runway event. On our team, we have individuals in the fields of law, architecture, accounting, marketing/digital media, event planning, office management, retail sales, personal training, and several individual business owners.”

4) “KC Fashion Week is one of the largest regional fashion weeks outside of New York Fashion Week, Miami Swim Week, and LA, hosting two full weeks of fashion events per year, plus intermediate events in the ‘off’ season.”

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3) Planning two weeks of KC Fashion Week is a year-long process and commitment. The KCFW team doesn’t take a break after each season of shows before beginning planning the next season. With designer selections and interviews, model castings, planning meetings, rehearsals, and the shows, the KCFW team is busy year-round!

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2) “Even though our work with KC Fashion Week is not technically our full-time career, we each have vast experience in the fashion industry in one way or another. On our team, we have former/current models, fashion-event planners, fashion photographers, individuals who have worked with New York Fashion Week for brands such as, Nike, Levi, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Victoria’s Secret, Sachin & Babi, and Diesel, several who went through a fashion design/marketing college program—and the list goes on and on.”

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1) “For each show with approximately 100 runway models, there are another 200 to 300 people behind the scenes, including designers, staff planners, style team members, photographers, and our amazing volunteers.”

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