Kansas City Fashion Week® to Feature Kansas City Chiefs Annual Style Lounge and Runway Event on October 13

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For more information, contact:

KCFW president, Teisha Barber, teisha@kcfashionweek.com

KCFW PR Director, Kathryn Snellen, kathryn@kcfashionweek.com

Kansas City Fashion Week® to Feature Kansas City Chiefs

Annual Style Lounge and Runway Event on October 13

The Kansas City Chiefs will Offer One Designer the Chance to Win $1,000

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 14, 2016) --- Kansas City’s largest multi-day fashion show, Kansas City Fashion Week® celebrates its 10th consecutive season with a special style event in collaboration with the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, October 13. Kansas City Fashion Week will feature the Chiefs annual NFL “Style Lounge” concept at the Thursday evening runway event, hosted by Tavia Hunt, wife of Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, at Union Station Kansas City. The event will offer exclusive runway shows with the latest Chiefs apparel and five runway collections highlighting designers from “Chiefs Kingdom.”

Combining style and sports, Kansas City Fashion Week featuring the Kansas City Chiefs Style Lounge will also offer appearances by Chiefs Cheerleaders and former players as well as unique fan experiences that will include photo areas, giveaways, and style stations.

“The collaboration with the Kansas City Chiefs is a natural fit for Kansas City Fashion Week because we both have strong ties within the local community and strive to be trendsetters in both sports and style. Just like attending a Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium, our fashion events are energetic, positive and support the entrepreneurial design spirit of our city,” said Teisha Barber, President of Kansas City Fashion Week.

The featured designer line-up for the Kansas City Fashion Week featuring the Kansas City Chiefs Style Lounge event will include the following regional designers.

Kansas City Fashion Week featuring the Kansas City Chiefs Style Lounge –

Thursday night - October 13 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Kiana Godsey - Overland Park, KS.
Keefe Cravat – Kansas City, MO.
Mackeh Jewelry – Overland Park, KS.
Barbara Bultman Designs - St. Louis, MO.
Roger Figueroa - Olathe, KS.

In addition to these five designers showing their full Spring/Summer 2017 collections throughout the evening, all 32 designers showing throughout this fall’s Kansas City Fashion Week will be invited to participate in a “Chiefs Design Challenge.” One participating designer will win a $1,000 grant from the Chiefs, selected by a panel that evening.

Turning Kansas City into a national destination for fashion, Kansas City Fashion Week will highlight over 30 designers from across the country during the four-day runway showcase, October 12 – 15, 2016. The designers will unveil their Spring/Summer 2017 collections at Union Station Kansas City. The 10th consecutive season will incorporate a mix of men’s and women’s wear, accessories, and jewelry with talent from Missouri, Kansas, Illinois,, Mississippi, South Carolina, and as far as Georgia Republic.

KCFW’s Seventh Season at Union Station

Kansas City Fashion Week will be held at Union Station for the seventh consecutive season including the Kansas City Chiefs Style Lounge event. As a fully restored landmark in Kansas City, Union Station is a prominent destination for cultural and entertainment activities. Kansas City Fashion Week’s runway shows will be held in the Grand Hall where 95-foot ceilings and three 3,500-pound chandeliers highlight the over 90-foot runway. For information on Union Station, please visit www.unionstation.org.

About the Kansas City Chiefs

Founded as the Dallas Texans in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL) by sports pioneer Lamar Hunt, the franchise moved to Kansas City in 1963 and became known as the Kansas City Chiefs. The team currently competes in the West Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Under the guidance of the Hunt Family and the leadership of Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, the mission of the Kansas City Chiefs is to Win with Character, Unite our Community, Inspire our Fan and Honor Tradition. For information about the Kansas City Chiefs, visit www.chiefs.com or follow @Chiefs on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or search Kansas City Chiefs on Facebook.

About Kansas City Fashion Week

Kansas City Fashion Week will host its 10th consecutive season in Kansas City, October 12 – 15, 2016. The multi-day fashion showcase features designers, models, style teams, and other industry leaders at each event with the goal to gain national exposure for their brand. For more information on Kansas City Fashion Week® please visit www.kcfashionweek.com or email staff@kcfashionweek.com.

Follow Kansas City Fashion Week on Facebook for updates at www.facebook.com/kcfashionweek or on Instagram, Periscope, Snapchat and Twitter at @KC_fashionweek.

 

 

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