“Beyond The Makeup Brush” was lucky enough to get an invite to this exclusive Kansas City Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 Preview on September 26th at Union Station in Kansas City. The Wednesday night event showcased seven designers from the Midwest to Iran. There was a mixture of beads, lace, mosaic textures to plaids with pops of color displayed down the runaway this year.
“H. Art Studios” by Lauren Hansen was first down the runaway. This talented Midwestern girl from Iowa is only 17 years of age! Her first look that came down the runaway was a show stopping couture wedding gown. Lauren’s designs use beautiful beading to give it that couture look. Lauren Hansen is one talented designer to watch. Lauren’s designs can be found at H. Art Studios
Next down the runaway was “MAANG” by Yasi Fayal. “MAANG” means Moon in Farsi. Yasi is an Iranian fashion and jewelry designer. Her pieces are inspired by geometric and mathematical shapes and patterns. She uses her background in engineering to help inspire her pieces. She wants people to really think about her fashion in a different way. If you want to get to know more about this gifted designer’s unique aesthetic check her out at on her instagram page @maangstudios
Coming down the runaway with a Californian “fun in the sun” feel was designer Amy Ellie with “Ideologie The Label.” Amy is an apparel and textile designer who also happens to be a student at Michigan State University. Her design aesthetic definitely gave you that Spring/Summer feel with the off the shoulder blouses and halter tops. I loved the mixture of patterns she used to create her neutral color scheme. I can’t wait to see more from this talented designer!
Local Kansas City jewelry designer Clarissa Knighten with “Rissa’s Artistic Designs” dazzled the runaway next with her earthy, edgy and elegant jewelry pieces. Clarissa took a risk in 2017 and left the corporate world to pursue her dream of starting her own jewelry line. All her pieces are one of a kind and can be custom made to fit your desired look. She uses everything from beads, gemstones and wires to achieve her unique pieces. Check out more of this creative designer’s pieces at Rissa’s Artistic Design
Wowing the crowd next was “Venn by Veron” Venn learned her sewing skills from local tailors from Nigeria. Her Spring/Summer 2019 Collection is more Avant Garde yet wearable. Venn’s use of colorful mosaic tiles really set her pieces a part and make her overall collection very cohesive. Venn’s collections can be found on instagram @veroniq1760
Lastly, the audience was wowed by “Kalon By Kayla” Mikayla Tjeerdsma learned to sew at the early age of 9. Her Spring/Summer 2019 collection incorporates a mixture of patterns and a touch of color to give that summertime feel. Mikayla’ cohesive collection was styled to perfection. I guarantee we will be seeing bright chunky sandals, braids, braids, and more braids coming Spring 2019. I cannot wait to see what this talented designer has up her sleeve next.
Stay Tuned for KCFW Fall/Winter 19 Collection! Beyond The Makeup Brush will be there to cover the hottest Fall and Winter designs.
-“I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.”-Ralph Lauren