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Call for Designers is OPEN!


The Kansas City Crossroad’s West 18th Street Fashion Show returns.

This year’s ninth annual event, Summer in Space, is looking for artists and designers to be a part of KC’s runway tradition.

To apply:

*At least 3 photographs of previous garment/clothing design work (not on CD)
*Please tell us how your designs will loosely interpret this year’s title/theme,
“Summer in Space”
*Registration Fee: $25 (cash or check made payable to “18th St. Fashion Show”)

Please mail or hand-deliver the above information to:

Call for Artists
c/o birdies
116 W. 18th St.
K.C., MO 64108

To be considered, all registration materials MUST be received by 7.00pm on Thursday, March 12th.

Chosen by a Designer Selection Committee made up of fashion-forward area professionals, the selected eighteen collections will be announced during the week of March 16th.

This year’s West 18th Street Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2009.

Please email any questions to 18thstreetfashionshow@gmail.com.

Please note, no materials will be returned.

Last year’s eighth annual West 18th Street Fashion Show, Summer at Sea, featured eighteen collections showcasing the best in cutting-edge fashion design. Each year, this event draws a record-breaking crowd and coveted press. The West 18th Street Fashion Show has been featured in Women’s Wear Daily (New York), My Midwest (Midwest Airlines’ In-Flight Magazine), KC Star, Verge Magazine, INK, Present Magazine, Urban Times and The Pitch, among others. Also, the event organizer- the 18th Street boutique merchant birdies- has been covered locally in such further publications as KC Magazine, KC Living and Spaces, as well as nationally in Elle Magazine, Country Living, USA Today, Midwest Living, BUST and Nylon.

* presented by birdies *

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