Producers

The following team is working together to present the The West 18th Street Fashion Show on June 8th, 2019.

Brooklynn Love
Designer Curator
Originally drawn to fashion through modeling, Brooklynn is most passionate about directing fashion shows. Known as a consummate professional and creative business woman, Brooklynn works in the hospitality industry and is a force in the advancement of Kansas City’s fashion economy.

Peregrine Honig
Senior Artistic Director
With the show since it’s inception, Peregrine navigates the narrative of the West 18th Street Fashion Show’s history and future, interlacing fashion and fine art. An internationally collected artist, Peregrine Honig can be found working in her studio or at Birdies.

Paul Gutierrez
Co. Coordinating Director
New to the show, Paul Gutierrez serves as the Program and Events Coordinator at the Kansas City Museum, which is partnering with The West 18th Street Fashion Show to produce the event, to present a series of public programs, and to provide the designers access to the Museum’s collection of clothing, textiles, and costumes for research and inspiration.
Alexis Burggrabe
Co. Coordinating Director
Alexis is a numbers person first and foremost, having spent the vast majority of her career at two financial institutions. Now she brings her spreadsheet acumen as well as her sense of style to the The West 18th Street Fashion Show as co-owner of Birdies.

Jeff Evrard
Director of Photographer
Jeff Evrard is a Kansas City-based photographer with a wide variety of interests including lifestyle, portrait, fashion, and dance photography.

April Dion
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
As a Communications consultant, April is excited to manage and facilitate the Marketing and PR Campaign for the 2018 show. April utilizes her graduate education and industry experience to consult clients on the implementation of communications strategies in order to connect with consumers. April’s media background includes production and public relations experience in the field of fashion and entertainment.

Andersen Ritsch
Producer, Business Development
Andersen Ritsch is a returning producer from the 2016 season. With a keen eye for detail from his 10 years experience in visual merchandising and ability to see the bigger picture, he is focused on ensuring the success of the West 18th Street Fashion Show for many years to come. As a Kansas City native, he is invested in the development and advancement of the local fashion scene.
Jenni McSpadden
Production Design Coordinator
Jenni McSpadden has a background in both Theatre and Fashion and is excited to bring these together to work on the 18th Street Fashion Show. Most recently did the set of Hedwig and the Angry Inch for Egads Theatre and lights for Mike Dillon’s performance at the Toy and Miniature Museum.

Gabrielle DeFonso
Creative Director
Gabby is a Kansas City native with a background in drawing and studio arts. She graduated from Kansas State University and is now thriving as an up-and-coming graphic designer. Gabby is passionate about the arts and sustainable fashion.

Isabella Vivas
Coordinating Producer
A student at the Kansas City Art Institute, Isabelle aspires to complete her degrees in Fibers and Art History in May 2021 and seeks to explore conventional dialogs focusing on social issues. Prior to attending KCAI, Isabella was established in Dallas, Texas where her passion for art and art history flourished from the close relationships formed with the Nasher Sculpture Center, Crow Collection of Asian Art, and The Rachofsky Warehouse.
Adrienne Reese
Junior Designer Liaison
My passion is runway, and have been runway modeling for 12 years. I have fallen in love with everything fashion from fashion shows, styling, clothes, shoes, accessories, video and photo shoots, and etc. I enjoy working with creatives around the city and collaborating something so special and monumental leaving a footprint in the hearts of all involved. I pride myself on being organized, efficient, passionate, loyal, confident and optimistic, and hope to spread the love for fashion and the Art community around Kansas City and abroad.