Its been raining all day today. I really am missing my dose of Vitamin D. So it seemed to be the perfect day to pen down my pending Outfit Posts from Kansas City Fashion Week. I have been covering KCFW as Official Media for the past few years, and I really honor and treasure the association.

As I had mentioned in my previous OOTD posts from KCFW, that this season, I had decided to focus on Spring Trends . We have had Stripes, Blush & Distressed Denim, Emerald Enigma(Greenery), and now it was time for Yellow & Ruffles, for the first night of Runway shows at the Grand Hall at the Power and Light.

Yellow is one of the Pantone Color of the Year, for 2017. While I have previously written about Sunshine Yellow for Summer last year, this time I walk down the Mustard Yellow lane. Yellow can be a tricky color to wear, and often many are wary of wearing it. Yellow is not just one shade, but its such a large range to choose from. From primrose to lemon, from mustard to taxi cab yellow, go and take your pick. One thing you cannot deny is that, how it lifts your spirits, when you sight that color. Its almost an instant pick me up for me, and the perfect antidote for great days like today. Yellow is a Trend which is huge in Spring, and will be strong in Summer, and with the right shade of mustard, you can sail into Fall. My dress is a fit and flare lace dress, which will take you from Friday Night cocktails to Sunday morning Brunch. I love versatile this dress is, depending upon how you style it.

Ruffles are big this year. And they are literally everywhere. From dresses, to tops, to pants, and even your shoes. They can be big and large (literally) and can be subtle . The variety is just mind boggling. I loved the Yellow Dress, not only for the fabric(lace), and color, but also for its ruffle details. Before you jump the gun, and tell me that ruffles are best won by my toddler daughter and her friends, let me tell you that this trend can be worn quite flatteringly by the Mommies and her friends too. Ruffles popped up on the Spring Summer '17 Runways. And soon the high street retailers took the cue,and soon Ruffles were everywhere. What an amazing fashion forward journey, the Ruffles have gone through. My dress had these very feminine line of ruffles along the neckline, which won my heart, when I had first seen this dress.

For my accessories, I decided to go the Turquoise route gain. Yes , they are my favorites and I love having them on repeat. They offset the ruffles and the mustard yellow tone, so beautifully

Lancome was kind enough to send me some of their new Makeup to try out. Thank you Influenster and Lancome. If you want to read about which products of Lancome, I had used, and their Reviews. then click Here.  As for my eye make up, I used Urban Decay's Naked 1 , and opted for a light gold eye. MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack and loads of Maybelline Falsies to complete it.

Black Pumps and my Zara Zebra Clutch with metal details completed my ensemble.

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It was time for the final night of Kansas City Fashion Week. It was a sold out show, if that's any indicator, to start off. the week long fashion extravaganza, is always rumored to shine the brightest on its final night. KCFW is an integral part of writing calendar for the year, and I had to be there. Thank you to KCFW for letting me be one of their Official Media for yet another season.

My favorites of the night were Barbara Bultman, Georgina Herrera and SHEbyChristian Micheal with Dolyn Bags

Saturday evening runway shows at Grand Hall of Kansas City, started with a bang. KCFW favorite and Project Runway alumnus Michael Drummond kickstarted the shows with his signature flair. From mixing gold and silver and velvet to carrying on his trend with custom prints, he had created interesting silhouettes with an over emphasis on the color Black. And Black is always good, any time of the year.

The second designer of the night was Laura McGrew with her line, Tomboy ,which is quite popular at KCFW. Polka Dots, stripes, neons, blacks and greys came together in an atheleisure inspired collection. Laura McGrew is known for her emphasis in ethical designing. My favorite piece from the collection was the cape and skirts set with thigh high boots.

Barbara Bultman almost brought the festival season to Kansas City, with her aesthetic touch. Earth tones, bright mustard yellows, cobalt blues, contrasted with neutrals, to paint a vibrant picture on the runway. I am so in love with these mustard yellow culottes paired with the leather crop top. Another favorite of mine was the leather dress paired with an earth toned cape jacket. These two outfits are on my wish list for sure.

Menswear and bags. Designer Christian Micheal collaborated with Designer Ami Beck of Dolyn Bags, to pair menswear and bags. Christian Micheal is a modern menswear designer who is well known for his quilting details, and his monochromes. This time around he added gold, brocade and florals to the mix. Stay tuned to the end of the post, for more from this amazing designer.

Jewellery Designer Georgina Herrera, of MCK Brands started off the shows , post interval. And she proved what statement jewellery was all about. From pendants, to gravity defying elabraorate neck pieces, she moved from gold and silver and mixed metals, with equal ease. Her showstopper , with her halter top, made with gold and silver and changed the benchmark of statement necklaces for good.

From one accessories designer to another, from gold to flowers and butterflies, love the variety which only Fashion Week can bring in one evening. Designer Courtney Perry showed her latest collection from her line House of Cochon . We were transported to a secret garden , with her flora and fauna inspired pieces. It was moody, beautiful and elegant.

Nataliya Meyer of Lucia's Sarto is known for her evening wear and luxurious gowns. With her latest collection, she moved away from her signature gowns, to help you with your Date night dressing inspiration. Little Black dresses with an edge, white and nude lace in all its glory , created a romantic line. This collection was another collaboration with accessories designer Ami Beck 's Dolyn Bags. 

To show one collection in one evening of Fashion Week, is one thing, but to show two different collections, in one single night, is nothing short of amazing. Christian Micheal debuted his womenswear line, SHEbyChristianMicheal ,  with the finale show on Saturday Night. You could not miss the great tailoring , and detail to structure, which are such a prominent part of his design aesthetics. Monochromes and quilting created their magic on two different collections, and I must add, that Christian Micheal just nailed his womenswear line. When haute couture becomes wearable for every woman, I think, there lies the success of a collection. And his showstopper was none other than Designer Ami Beck, of Dolyn Bags. 

That's a wrap of the runway shows of this season of KCFW. Stay tuned to the Blog for Exclusive Designer Interviews and Outfit Posts.

Thanks : Jason Atherton of Atherton Photography  for my picture on the runway.

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And it was time for the Runway Shows. Kansas City Fashion Week is known to outdo itself every season. The Runway shows of KCFW have always been iconic. This season, KCFW moved its runway to the Grand Hall at the Power Light District. Friday and Saturday shows are always known to be extra special, and I knew I could not miss out on these two special days.

My favorites from Friday evening were TR Brown, Julia Fischer Andrea Marie Long and Lauren Bander. These ladies knocked it out off the ball park with their interpretation of Fall Winter '2017 .

Lets get started with a detailed recap of the entire evening .

The evening started off with Project Runway alumnus Joshua Christensen, who is quite a regular face at KCFW. Bright colors, unexpected silhouettes and a heavy Island vibe seemed to be running across the collection. The men had their faces covered in white paint, and the women had facial contouring with amber or orange eye shadow. Dramatic facial make up for sure, but somehow the collection screamed more Spring - Summer than Fall Winter. But I must add that I loved the way he had Mixed Prints throughout his collection.

The second Designer of the night was Meghann Wheelock with her interesting childrens wear line Ethel and Dean . Military inspired elements, were a big part of last Fall , in Womens wear and Menswear and it seemed like , the trend continued with kids wear. A beautiful rendition of spunky and edgy kidswear, with a mix of plaids, denim and not your regular White Ts.

The third designer of the evening was Julia Fischer. I had loved her collection last season, so expectations were high this time. And Julia didnt disappoint.  Fashion comes a full circle every few years , and Retro Fashion is somehow always in trend. From holographic prints to velvet, from oatmeal, to shocking pink, from wide leg pants to mini skirt, from ruffles to crop tops, I love how Julia juxtaposed different elements in a cohesive manner.

The fourth designer of teh evening was Nasheli Juliana. Avant garde monochromes took the runway, in a collection which seemed to be inspired by Nuns.Structured details,interesting head pieces, gold and silver foil face paint brought down the curtain for the first half of Friday. 

The second half of the night began with a bang, with KCFW favorite Lauren Bander. A mix of fabrics , from velvet, chiffon, lace and tulle , created drama on the runway, with super feminine silhouettes. Loved the movement in every outfit , as it went along the European style runway. Not to forget that the showstopper's outfit literally lit up the runway, as the lights in the hall were dimmed.

Andrea Marie Long is often called the Queen of Velvet, and she is truly the queen. From golds and wine last season, Andrea went off to midnight blues and emerald greens in a Fall perfect collection . She had mentioned that its Velvet 2.0 this season, when we were chatting up at her preview at the KCFW Media Meet and Greet at Fortuity. Mix of fabrics are clearly a high point of Fall Winter 2017, and Andrea Marie Long was not far off the trend. She mixed leather, chiffon , silks and lace with her signature velvet , all through her collection. I loved the gold detailing, which was recurring element in most of her outfits. The outfits were paired with accessories from Enve Designs, by jewleery designer Ngan Vuoung.

TR brown with her collection "Chelsea Girls", was a visual delight. Retro Fashion can often be tricky and can make you look dated or old. Its a tricky path to tread on, and Tiffany Brown seemed to not only have treaded on the path, but literally danced her way through. I had seen her preview at the KCFW Media Meet and Greet at Fortuity. and had loved how  her designs could be worn by anyone, be it a Model with perfect abs, or someone like me, with my 5 foot frame, and not so perfect midriff. She wowed the audience with her collection, which was such a lovely middle ground between Haute Couture and Pret ! Take a bow Tiffany ! Stay tuned to the Blog for a detailed interview with Tiffany Brown.

Queens Rocket by designer Jon Fulton Adams,  was the concluding line to take the runway of Friday.  Menswear with a big nod to Hunting, theater and history, which somehow was too avant garde for my tastes.

Last but not the least, the evening also featured a presentation by Judy Bales, which was a juxtaposition of elements from Industrialization and Nature.

Photo Credits : 
Josh Santiago : Red Carpet
Bluebaugh Blueprints : My Picture from the Runway

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