Beauty Schools Directory: What exactly is your role in Kansas City Fashion Week?
Teisha Barber: I am the Executive Director of Kansas City Fashion Week. I plan, oversee, and coordinate all fashion shows, parties, castings, etc for each Spring and Fall show, all with the help of my wonderful committee of course
BSD: For those who aren't familiar, please explain what exactly KCFW is and what it features.
Barber: KCFW is 5 days full of fashion events featuring local, regional, and national designer's newest collections in several high-quality runway shows. Local models, hair stylists, make-up artists, photographers, and boutiques are also featured in several runway shows throughout the event. Kansas City has so many talented fashion industry professionals. We are striving to make that more known to the larger cities and across the country.
BSD: How many Kansas City Fashion Weeks have happened in the past?
Barber: This will be Kansas City Fashion Week LLC's third event.
BSD: How is this year's the same or different from past years?
Barber: September's show is different from our show in February for several reasons. We've added several events including a Boutique Sponsor Showcase, a Bride Day Event, and a Designer Trunk Show. We not only have regional designers in September, but we also have a national and international presence. February was regional. We have several new performances throughout the week from recording artist Kristen May and Quixotic. Finally, this is our first show partnering with a charity, and we could not be happier with our partnership with Wayside Waifs Animal Shelter.