Thursday, April 13, 2017

Kansas City Fashion Week--Saturday Night

Earlier this week, I shared my recap of the Friday night runway show during Kansas City Fashion Week last weekend. Today, I'm back to share my recap of the Saturday night show! But first, let me tell you about this gorgeous dress from Eloquii

Eloquii is a plus-size fashion brand with pieces for a wide array of occasions, always creative and classy. I love that their pieces combine classic patterns/silhouettes with an interesting, modern twist! Case in point--this floral peplum number. This dress uses a classic silhouette and adds peplum details at both the waist and the hemline. The floral brocade fabric made me feel so fancy and I honestly felt like a million bucks prancing around downtown Kansas City in this dress!

Photos by Antonia Y Martin of Saint Glow Blog

Dress: c/o Eloquii (exact)
Shoes: thrifted via Clothes Mentor (similarsimilarsimilar)
Earrings: Walmart (similarsimilarsimilar)

I always love the Saturday night show because it's like a big finale. Everyone is dressed to the nines and ready to end the evening with a bang, and the designers at this show certainly did not disappoint!

First in the lineup was Michael Drummond, a regular at KCFW runway shows. I loved Michael's use of luxe fabrics--always a good move for fall/winter since there's so much layering and a need for warmth!

You may remember Tomboy Designs from my interview with designer Laura McGrew last spring. Laura debuted a new line and I could definitely see many elements that carried over from her line last spring! She used similar colors and jersey fabrics to what she used last time, but updated with new silhouettes and cool globular accessories!

The next designer was Barbara Bultman, who used mustard, burnt orange, and blue to create an amazingly colorful fall line! I just loved the way those colors pop against the neutrals used.

After Barbara Bultman was a collaboration between Christian Micheal and Dolyn Bags! I thought it was super cool how these designers incorporated bags into these looks because in American culture, men don't typically carry bags. I am very interested to see if bags will be incorporated more into everyday men's fashion this upcoming year!

Next, Georgina Herrera showed off her lovely jewelry line against a black-and-white backdrop. Herrera used a mix of silver and gold to create a bold, gorgeous collection! 

One theme I saw a lot at KCFW this season was nature-inspired pieces, and no designer embodied that more than House of Cochon. I LOVED the leaves incorporated into many of these pieces!

Lucia's Sarto, another KC Fashion Week favorite, followed with a collection that used creams and whites to create beautiful, feminine looks. This collection was another collaboration with Dolyn Bags! 

To wrap up the night, Christian Micheal debuted a new womenswear collection! I have only seen this designer's menswear lines at past KCFW runway shows, so it was awesome to get to see this side. I definitely see a lot of continuity between this and his past lines!

KC Fashion Week definitely ended with a bang with this fantastic show. Until next season!

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Disclosure: I received this dress from Eloquii and complimentary admission to Kansas City Fashion Week in exchange for an honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!

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