Kansas City Fashion Week Coming Soon!!!
At the end of February, this town becomes a bit of a mecca for the creative class and their clothes.
Kansas City Fashion Week - Spring 2013 Promo
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A bit of perspective on Kansas City fashion history from the site:
"Following World War I, the men coming home from overseas did not want to go back to farm life after what they had seen in the big cities of Europe. As they moved out of country life, Kansas City began to grow and thrive. The Garment District became a major hub known for well-made products using quality fabrics, second only to New York. Utilizing the assembly line, garments could be made faster and cheaper in Kansas City than anywhere else in the country. By the late 1940’s the Garment District employed over 4,000 people and boasted that 1 out of every 7 women in the United States purchased garments made in Kansas City."
Organizers tout the re-purposing of local Garment District buildings along with recent collaboration among designers, boutiques, photographers, models, stylists, and artists who will take part in Kansas City Fashion Week.