A first look at Kansas City Fashion Week 2023

The runway (and calendar) is set.

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Kansas City Fashion Week is finally here. From local designers to models to influencers, this week of events is star studded with Kansas Citians who all have one thing in common: a love for fashion.

Get the party started

The annual week kicked off on Saturday, March 4 with the Bubbly and Bow Ties cocktail party at Kansas City Club. On Sunday, March 5, the KCFW Gallery Collections: Designer Presentations opened — an immersive fashion gallery that shows each designer’s creative direction and brings the designs to life. The gallery is open through Saturday, March 11.

“Our gallery opening was a huge success, and I foresee this event only growing in the future.” said KCFW President Teisha Barber.

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Run of show

The runway shows feature local, national, and global designers + models ready to show off the newest collections.

Runway Show | Wednesday, March 8 | 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. showtime | Union Station | $35-$105

Runway Show | Thursday, March 9 | 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. showtime | Union Station | $35-$105

Runway Show | Friday, March 10 | 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. showtime | Union Station | $35-$105

Finale Show | Saturday, March 11 | 6 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. showtime | Union Station | Sold out

Meet the President

Meet KCFW President Teisha Barber — the woman behind the operation. She oversees and orchestrates all production and design of all KCFW shows and events.

“With 36 designers and boutiques showing this season, you’re sure to see many looks that you’ll fall in love with throughout the week. Each evening brings new designers and a new fashion perspective,” Barber said.

“We are also bringing back our Saturday Vendor Market at Union Station on Saturday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is free to the public, held in the Grand Plaza area, and attendees will be able to shop from over 30 local vendors and fashion designers.”

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