The West 18th Street Fashion Show
1006 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64106
The community will gather as top fashion designers take center stage during the highly anticipated nineteenth annual West 18th Street Fashion Show titled “Summer Adorned.”
This free outdoor event will feature a 100-foot runway. The West 18th Street Fashion Show provides a platform for talented designers to present forward-thinking fashion to our community and beyond. Summer Adorned will be held at dusk (approximately 8pm) on Saturday, June 8, on the block of West 18th Street, between Wyandotte Street and Baltimore Avenue. There will be a limited number of VIP runway tickets available soon.
Annually, the community is drawn to the 18th block to enjoy the exciting show which is filled with color, emotions, culture, and vibrancy. The theme this year is Summer Adorned. “Adornment and self decoration are timeless acts of human ritual. We paint, pierce, tattoo and dress our bodies in honor and recognition of our life cycle. From our first pair of earrings to our last pair of dancing shoes, we curate the story of our lives.” – Peregrine Honig, Birdies co-owner & Senior Artistic Director of West 18th Street Fashion Show
About the show
The West 18th Street Fashion Show is an independent platform for wearable art and design established in 2000. Founded to showcase regional creatives, the event has become an international event drawing a 2000 plus audience to a one-way city block. An urban tradition with a history of inclusiveness and experimentation, live music, and a changing DIY backdrop, the West 18th Street Fashion Show has developed the landscape of an emerging downtown for nearly 20 years. The production quality and collaboration produces an opportunity for incredible images, an authentic experience and encourages generations of makers to bring their talent to a public space.