Last night, the designers and producers of the upcoming West 18th Street Fashion Show had a cocktail party at the lovely and local JP Wine Bar in the Crossroads. Everyone had a wonderful time mixing, mingling and sharing what they are working on for the upcoming show. Each designer brought a sample or photo of a runway piece to share with the production committee, and we were blown away at the level of creativity, construction, and enthusiasm of these extremely talented artists and designers. It was wonderful to get a glimpse of what they are envisioning for the runway, but it was also fun to get to know them a bit better. Each of our 18 fashion designers and five accessory designers all have impressive credentials, training, and artistic talent. Many of them live in Kansas City, but not all of them. Some live in fashionable locals like New York City, many have displayed in galleries all over the world, they have connections to celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Mia Tyler, we have award winners, international artists, and even several entrepreneurial designers who sell their designs all over the world. You can read more about each designer and view their websites in the designer section of our website.Please enjoy these photos of last night’s event taken by this year’s official show photographer, Brad Austin Rocketbox Photography, and be sure to get your tickets online or at Birdies. Thank you to JP Wine Bar for your sponsorship support. We love our sponsors and this event would not be possible without their generosity.