Kansas City Fashion Week — Closing Night

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Closing night of Kansas City Fashion Week 2019 pulled out all the stops. Kaleidoscope prints. Streetwear. Hand-painted apparel. It was an exciting way to cap off a week of high fashion and fresh looks. Here’s a look at what the designers brought to the runway last night. Teisha Barber, the president of Kansas City Fashion Week has the details on KCFW’s last runway show of the season.

Christian Micheal — christianMICHEAL
“This collection is like none we’ve ever seen from Christian. There was streetwear with a variety of prints throughout his show.”

Rachel Pollak – Rachel Pollack Designs
“Rachel Pollak Designs F/W 2019 Women’s Wear collection has a more edgy-meets-feminine vibe. We saw vibrant textured velvet, pleather, and silky kaleidoscopic prints. The color palette is blue tones, black, white, and an accent of deep red. Her collection plays with different textures, and theme is visual illusions—how shapes, lines, colors, fits, textures, and prints can create visual illusions like a kaleidoscope.”

Amanda Casarez
“Amanda Casarez is a Washington D.C.- and St. Louis-based designer, with a degree from the University of Hawaii in Fashion Design and Merchandising. As an alum of the inaugural class for DC Fashion Incubator at Macy’s, she established her D.C.-based brand as designer-in-residence. Amanda is currently selling her capsule collection at Macy’s in the Las Vegas Fashion Mall. Her FW19 is named Self Destruct—a continuation of her SS19 Collection, Perfect Chaos. The inspiration is high fashion-meets-90s-grunge.”

Nataliya Meyer — Lucia’s Sarto
“Nataliya is always a crowd favorite, whether her collection consist of gowns or ready-to-wear pieces. This season her collection is inspired by Barbie.”

Barbara Bultman — Barbara Bultman Designs
“For her F/W 19 collection she focused on hand-painted prints and digital prints inspired by pop art.”

Joshua Christensen 
“Josh studied fashion design at FIDM in Los Angeles, CA, and after graduation was selected as a contestant for the TV show Project Runway. After the show Joshua became a menswear designer at Guess Inc. He recently decided to launch his own line of clothing under his name.”

Oak Park Mall- Dillard’s

 

Photo credits: J. Robert Schraeder