Modeling and event planning are two of Barber’s most impressive fortes. So when the Lee’s Summit resident put on an impressive fashion show last fall to raise money for victims of the Joplin tornado, Kansas City Fashion Week came running, asking Barber to use her magic for them.
Now, as executive director of KC Fashion Week, she plans to prove to the world that you don’t have to be in L.A. or New York to see the latest fashion.
“A lot of times the Midwest isn’t really considered a hot fashion spot,” Barber said. “Our goal is to bring more awareness to Kansas City and show that … a lot of great designers from all over the country want to have their clothing in boutiques here.”
We caught up with Barber to find out the coolest events during Kansas City Fashion Week. All five are at the Gallery Event Space, 61 E. 14th St. in the Power & Light District.