Picture: Paper People Photography using my camera 
Picture: Jason Atherton of Atherton Photography 

The first night of runway shows of Kansas City Fashion Week SS17 was on a rather warm Wednesday Fall evening. I remember last year, they had a Runway over a Pool. This year, it was a very European format. Rather than a typical runway. the models walked round the chairs, spread out in the form of the letter U. And guess where my seats were?! Insanely awesome seats, I must tell you. Huge thank you to Kansas City Fashion Week for taking such good care of the Media. Feels great to be back every season.

If you want to read all about my Outfit of the Night, then click Here. 

The evening began with  Eltee by Laura Talken. Forest greens, black nudes, beige were the prominent colors . My favorite pieces included a dreamy nude flowy beige gown,which could be borderline resort wear. Another stunner was a black and gold ensemble. And  guess who the showstopper was. The Designer came out with her cute little puppy , Jimmy Choo. Yes, that's his name.

Although it was the beginning of a Spring Summer Fashion Week, the colors chosen by the opening designer were very Fall. But then when is Fashion predictable, right.

The second designer was Irina Tevzadze with her childrenswear collection. Powder blue, lime green,black and grey were the prominent colors.  She used blocks, or squares into her design scheme, with a signature pink print across her collection. The addition of swimming goggles and white tennis shoes added a much needed playful vibe. Loved her color scheme as it was such a nice balance between pop colors and muted tones.

The third showcase  was a collaboration between swimwear designer Lauren Victoria Hulen 's LV Swim and Jewellery designer Bosede Iyewarun 's line EarKandie. 

LV Swim combined elements from photography, didgital design and a mix of dreaminess with edge in her collection. My favorite piece was this pink and white number. It had the season's hottest trend, Off the Shoulder, in swim wear,with high waisted shorts with lattice details. This was something I could see myself wearing during my next vacation to the beach. The models sported braids incorporating colorful weaves in them.

Coming to the jewellery, there was quite a mix of body chains and ear cuffs which made the swim wear pretty interesting.

T R brown Fashions brought in the  60s , with a beach holiday flavor. It was 50 shades of teal, with a mix of all kind of blues thrown in. The models featured handbags by Indian Summer Collection  and cool retro sunglasses. Leather, ruffles, lace, and chiffon were used cohesively in the collection. My favorite was this Drop waist dress with ruffles, which was so retro yet so trendy even now. This collection put me in the mood for vacation and was screaming Spring Summer, by every count.

The second half of the evening began  Aerona by Morgan Mason. It was the second childrenswear designer of the night. Capes,cutouts , skirts, shift dresses, I was loving it all. The outfits were pretty structured and it was an interesting juxatposition of bright blues and greens, with neutrals.
The kids rocked it big time with their face paint, textured hair and tennis shoes. If I might use the phrase Edgy Cute, then that would be apt for this collection.

Fashion comes a full circle, and I am forever lapping reruns of 60s and 70s fashion. But to bring back 80s and 90s, suddenly makes me feel old, I feel. Its all in the mind , I feel, as we feel those decades were just yesterday. Branded by Sher wowed the audience with her collection inspired by both the minimalism and exagerration of the 80s and 90s. The sweatshirt was a winner all the way.

Dungarees anyone !

One of the most interesting pieces was this transparent dress with confetti details. I have been guilty of using accessories with transparent details  and this outfit was quite a throwback to those memories.

Sheraz Pompey brought forth his collection of evening wear. His first outfit was this peach pink body suit, with lace overlays and a cape. It was just perfect. Lace overlays were prominent through out the collection with a mix of brocade thrown here and there. Very dreamy and feminine collection.

The last collection of the evening was Munelle de Vie. She brought an interesting take on Stripes in her showcase. And anything Stripes, screams French, right. Rather than white and black stripes, she brought in navy and wine stripes.And from stripes, she went onto windowpanes in her ready to wear collection.

If you want to read about my Outfit for Wednesday night, then click Here. 

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