West 18th Street Fashion Show:
The comingling of the urban renewal and the revitalization of the Crossroads District has brought many things to Kansas City-most notably, First Friday, great galleries, a flourishing art scene and a plethora of fashion boutiques that bring us a little taste of what's going on elsewhere. So, as summer heats up, so does the world of art and fashion--starting with the annual West 18th Street Fashion Show.
Triple Crown Summer:
The free, family-friendly, outdoor fashion show brings local designers and pairs them with local models who show about 18 short collections. This years show, dubbed 'Triple Crown Summer' brings collections from Kansas City's fashion houses like spool*, bon bon atelier, Habitat and Birdies, nu Kai and coci Bijou to the runway with a New York fashion week kind of feel. With ultra-hip clothes, beautious models and tunes spinning...it's the must-do fashion event of the summer.
'Triple Crown Summer' Designers:
Triple Crown Summer designers include the best local talent anywhere. 2012's participants include Birdies and spool as well as Liz Peters, Brittany Davidson, Method., Coki Bijoux and many more.
'Triple Crown Summer' Scoop:
- What: 12th Annual W. 18th Street Fashion Show, 'Triple Crown Summer'
- Location: West 18th Street, between Wyandotte and Baltimore.
- Date: June 9th, starting at 8pm-ish (dusk)
- Event Info: Free and family friendly, although tickets for reserved seating are available and encouraged. Tickets are available early on at the West 18th Street Fashion Show Website (until May 1st), and at Birdies (116 West 18th).