Now in its thirteenth year, Kansas City Fashion Week has a new look.

Photography by Caleb Condit and Rebbeca Norden

With more than thirty fashion designers showcasing their wares at Kansas City Fashion Week’s fall show, plus a new CEO helming the production, this year’s fall runway events are ushering in a new era.

“We’ve added several events this season that we’re really excited about,” says Teisha Barber, who took over as KCFW’s CEO in June. Barber, who co-founded KCFW with Phil Willoughby, previously held the position of president. Willoughby, who is stepping down as CEO, thinks that Barber taking over bodes well for the future of KC’s fashion industry.

“Teisha is becoming a national leader in the fashion industry and is bringing national focus to our local industry stakeholders,” Willoughby says.

Thanks for Barber’s dedication, Willoughby says, KCFW was one of only twelve regional fashion organizations recognized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc.

Caleb Condit and Rebbeca Norden

KCFW brings together “a nexus of fashion professionals” for a week of fashion shows and other related events. This format enables “designers to collaborate with seasoned stylists, make-up artists, models and photographers to present their collections in the most professional atmosphere imaginable,” Barber says.

This year’s fall fashion extravaganza will be held September 16—23 at Union Station, with some events at other locations.  

KCFW stand-outs

Garden Party and Moonlight Soiree

This event includes morning brunch at Powell Gardens and the enchanting Moonlight Garden Party. September 16, 10 am–11 pm.

KCFW Fashion FIT Puppy Yoga

Unite fashion and fitness in a delightful puppy yoga session. This event is described as “a blend of relaxation and furry fun.” September 19, 5:30 pm–6:30 pm.

Check out for a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets.

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