AroundTown KC: Retro Classics & Fine Lines at Kansas City Fashion Week F/W ’17

March 26, 2017

Editors Note: This year the Kansas City Fashion Week’s Fall/Winter ’17 Collections can be summed up simply by one of my favorite Coco Chanel quotes, ”Fashion changes, but style endures.”  Every year, as Kansas City Fashion Week continues to grow, I find myself fascinated with awe. This year’s Fall/Winter ’17 collections were full of all the right pieces. Every one of the Kansas City Fashion Week designers brought their unique talents to the runway and paired them with the perfect accessories (+ gorgeous hair and makeup)  to create four solid shows teeming with truly impressive signature style.

This week, Kansas City Fashion Week celebrates its 11th season and I’m excited our team gets to cover it first hand! I’m super stoked to see what this amazing group of F/W Collection designers have to offer and to see the magic come to life! Our Kansas City editor, (and HGC model) Nescelle Caberto heads to the show this week to see it all up close and personal. Check out the info below for event details and see which lines our HGC team has our eyes on!

If you are in Kansas City this week, you HAVE to check out this amazing event, or at least stalk their Insta’s to see what these talented designers have been working on!


Melissa and team 

(Post updated April 6, 2017)


More than Just Fig leaves + Erin Paige by Atherton Photography

More than Just Fig leaves + Erin Paige by Atherton Photography

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Kansas City Fashion Week debuts Classic Silhouettes and Fine Lines for Fall/Winter 2017: Elegance Mixed with Edge

This week KCFW will celebrate it’s 11th season with 4 exciting runway shows, 37 designers, and a new partner non-profit, Kansas City Fashion Council. Celebrate giving in style with the Kansas City Fashion Week  F/W ’17  Fundraiser on Sunday 3/26 from 3-5pm @ Kendra Scott,4533 West 119th Street, Leawood Kansas to help kick-off the current season of KCFW.

Check out the amazing roster of F/W’ 17 KCFW sponsors here. If you’re local and want to participate, visit the FAQ page for more info on how to get involved for this week’s event or sign up for future Kansas City Fashion Week events.


Photo courtesy of KCFW: Kelly Callaway photo by Eli Stack

Photo courtesy of KCFW: Kelly Callaway photo by Eli Stack

The #KCFW Shows: March 26th- April 1st, 2017

What: Kansas City Fashion Week, March 25-April 1, 2017

When: Runway Shows, Wednesday, 3/29 to Saturday, 4/1, 2017

Where: The Grand Hall at Power and Light,  1330 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64105

Get Tickets: See dates and purchase tickets here.

Etc: Check out the FAQ page for more important details




Sheraz Pompey by Atherton Photography

Sheraz Pompey by Atherton Photography

Sheraz Pompey

Sheraz Pompey by Atherton Phototgraphy

1. Sheraz Pompey

Melissa’s Pick: ” I LOVE this line, the look and feel embodies sheer elegance that is, sophisticated and super sexy. I would love any of these pieces for a red carpet event, gala or a night out on the town!”

More about Sheraz Pompey: and find him on Instagram here: @BadBoyRez

Click here to shop: Contact Sheraz Pompey

Kelly Callaway photo by Josh Santiago

Kelly Callaway photo by Josh Santiago

2. Kelly Callaway

Melissa’s Pick: ”You don’t have to be a certain age to excel and create stunning designs. Kelly is not even a teenager, yet has an amazing eye for color and patterns that are eye-catching and explode with gorgeous pops of color. Definitely one to keep your eye on!”

More about Kelly Callaway: and find her on Instagram here: @Kellycallawaydesigns 

Click here to shop: LOVE this Kelly Callaway 2 piece asymmetrical top and skirt, $225 USD.


Crystal Brakhage by Atherton Photography

Crystal Brakhage by Atherton Photography

3. Crystal Brakhage 

Melissa’s Pick: ”Her unique technique of combining used materials to be more sustainable while adding a rebellious touch of detail make this a really cool collection. Not only is it a thoughtfully curated collection, it’s a thoughtfully designed collection”

More about Crystal Brakhage: and find her on Instagram here: @Crystalbrakhagedesigns

Click here to shop: Contact Crystal Brakhage


Wiki Wang

Wiki Wang by Atherton Photography

4. Wiki Wang

Melissa’s Pick: ”Lady-like and lovely- Wiki Wang’s pieces emulate the perfect balance of dainty and delicate in her simplistic chic line. This timeless collection offers modern silhouettes for every age that could be passed on from generation to generation.”

More about Wiki Wang: and find her on Instagram here: @wikiwang28

Click here to shop: We love this Wiki Wang Rose Pink & Nude Organza Dress, $245 USD

More than Just Fig leaves + Erin Paige

More than Just Fig leaves + Erin Paige Jewelry

5 and 6. More than Just Fig Leaves + Erin Page Jewelry

Melissa’s Pick: “I love the retro feel of these silhouettes and the simplicity of the lines. This collection makes a statement without having to try too hard. I love that the focus is on the color and the fabrics.”

Nescelle’s Pick: ”Every piece is truly made with loving intention. If she is not in that state of mind when she walks into her work room, she turns right back around knowing she wouldn’t have given 100% out of love. Earthy tones and classic love KC necklace makes a great accessory addition for any outfit and a beautiful statement that comes from the heart.”

More about More than Just Fig Leaves: and find her on Instagram here: @Morethanjustfigleaves

Click here to shop: We love this perfect party skirt! More Than Just Fig Leaves Copper Party Skirt, $225 USD

More about Erin Paige: and find her on Facebook here:

Click here to shop: We LOVE the Erin Paige KC Heart Necklace, $82 USD


Stay tuned for more designer coverage recaps from the show! For more information on the Kansas City Fashion Week, check out the current schedule here, and follow KCFW on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Make sure to stop by the event and use hashtags #kcfw to stay on top of the runway shows and when you snap your pics

 All photos courtesy of Kansas City Fashion Week, photos by Atherton Photography or otherwise noted

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