Wild Summer, West 18th Street Fashion Show – 2016
The team behind West 18th Street’s annual fashion show has announced the theme for 2016: Wild Summer. The invitation reads, “This year’s theme, Wild Summer, debuts the sixteenth year of the West 18th Street Fashion Show on June 11th, 2016. A season inspired by rebellion and growth, our designers will evoke ideas of initiation and coming of age. As Kansas City breaks new ground, presents fresh ideas, and celebrates a revival of craft and industry, expect a runway of alchemy and anarchy.”
Open to interpretation, I’m going to take a stab at what this means you should be wearing:
- Boho Chic (this is summer after all, and what else could wild mean except for the wandering freedom of wildflowers and sunsets of a warm summer’s night?)
- Sweet 16 dresses (a precursor to prom if you ask me.)
- Something sensibly cool that won’t show you’ve been sweating in your seat again.
I love to see the designs each artist produces just for this show, and this year has some of my favorite designers: Ngan Vuong of eNVedesigns.com, Hilary Brown, and Christian Micheal to name a few. Grab yourself a ticket and join me for Wild Summer 2016, a West 18th Street Fashion Show.
West 18th St. Fashion Show – Gilded Summer, 2015
What are two of my favorite things? Dressing up and fashion shows (they are not mutually exclusive either.) Last summer I attended the 18th Street Fashion Show – Triple Crown Summer and loved it. Held outdoors on 18th Street (you saw that coming, right?) the fashion show was a celebration of local businesses and the multi-cultural crowd that was there to witness it.