This past Thursday kicked off a long weekend of amazing local designers. Kansas City Fashion Week chose a beautiful venue (the historically and recently renovated Union Station,) and selected several new designers as well as several comeback kids. All images from the show can be found on the Pretty, Polished, Perfect Facebook page.
Andrea Marie Long Designs: I saw a little preview of her collection at the First Friday party downtown. My first impression was……the movie Barbarella, with Jane Fonda (don’t watch it – absolutely terrible movie.) *post-edit: The acting and the plotline are terribly ridiculous, but the costumes are beyond fabulous – so google images, but don’t watch the movie, lol! I’m glad I was able to catch it on the runway – add an atmosphere and music, and it really changes it. My favorite from her collection:
Haus of Donna Faye: I saw last season’s collection, and by comparison, Tiffany has come a long way. If this were Project Runway (what? I have faithfully watched every episode, lol!) there might be some constructive criticism on craftmanship, and in her favor, there has been some significant refinement. The theatrics were dark, but well suited to her style: