TWO DECADES STRONG – THE WEST 18th STREET FASHION SHOW PRODUCERS ANNOUNCE A CALL FOR DESIGNERS FOR THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED 20TH SEASONKANSAS CITY, Mo. — The West 18th Street Fashion Show is now accepting designer applications for the twentieth production year of the West 18th Street Fashion Show. The curated collections will debut at dusk on Saturday, June 13, 2020. The outdoor spectacle draws an audience of over 2000 people from the community to enjoy art, music, creativity, and more in the Crossroads Arts District.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Designers are encouraged to review the 2020 season theme, SUMMER IN HINDSIGHT. Inspired by the interconnected threads of the Bauhaus movement, Senior Artistic Director, Peregrine Honig pulls the theme together as she shares, “Two decades strong and eighty feet long, a season triadic, our bodies nomadic fashion in spotlight summer in hindsight.”
Designers are selected from a large pool of applicants based on the quality of their application, experience, and interpretation of the designated theme.
Calvin Arsenia, who has built a reputation for turning the art world on its head, has joined the Board of Directors of the West 18th Street Fashion Show. Arsenia shares his excitement for the upcoming show. “The West 18th Street Fashion Show places regional talent on a global stage. I am proud to be among a team of producers who believe in excellence, creativity, and pushing the boundaries of what is expected from our Paris of the Plains. What better community than our Kansas City to play host to established and emerging talent from the city, which has fostered me and so many others? We are all the better for opportunities like this to flaunt, be challenged, and have a blast while doing it!”
The West 18th Street Fashion Show has provided a platform for talented designers to present forward-thinking fashion to our community and beyond and plans to continue this initiative for years to come. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19. All interested designers should submit to 116 W 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108.
For more information, please visit West18StreetFashionShow.com. Media questions about the West 18th Street Fashion Show should be directed to the Director of Communications, April Dion at firstname.lastname@example.org.