Fashioning Kansas City Icons: The Art & Inspiration of Heidi Herrman, Steve Gibson & Amina Marie Hood
THURSDAY, MAY 12
Exhibition Opening Reception for Fashioning Kansas City Icons: The Art & Inspiration of Heidi Herrman, Steve Gibson & Amina Marie Hood
Historic Garment District Museum (801 Broadway between 6th and 11th streets and Washington and Wyandotte streets. Street parking is available.)
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Free; RSVP Required to Paul Gutierrez at email@example.com or (816) 513-0726.
ON VIEW SATURDAY, MAY 14 THROUGH SATURDAY, JULY 16 (Historic Garment District Museum)
The Kansas City Museum collaborates with Kansas City fashion designer Heidi Herrman and Amina Marie Millinery to present Fashioning Kansas City Icons: The Art & Inspiration of Heidi Herrman, Steve Gibson & Amina Marie Hood. This exhibition—the first of it’s kind at the Historic Garment District Museum—features contemporary dresses and collaborative hats from Herrman’s “KC Icons Collection” alongside a display of Gibson’s photos showcasing the dresses and their icons reunited. A selection of historical Kansas City-made garments from the Museum’s collection will also be on display.
Created as an ode to Kansas City, Heidi Herrman’s “KC Icons Collection” is comprised of ten hand-crafted dresses with images, created by photographer Steve Gibson, of Kansas City’s iconic monuments and institutions (TWA headquarters, Power & Light Building, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Union Station, etc.). Each dress is paired with a hat designed by Amina Marie Hood. The collection of wearable art debuted at the 2015 West 18th Street Fashion Show and the 2015 KC Fashion Week.
By bringing together contemporary and historical garments, Fashioning Kansas City Icons: The Art & Inspiration of Heidi Herrman, Steve Gibson & Amina Marie Hood pays homage to Kansas City and its once vibrant and vital downtown garment district, while also celebrating the City’s innovative and growing fashion industry.
Kansas City Garment District Museum
801 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64105
This Derby Fashion Showcase brought together pieces from past collections for both Herrman and Hood. The interiors of Kansas City Museums', Corinth Hall and the expansive grounds that surround the museum, provided perfect alcoves for the collaborative shoot. The architectural musings of Amina's free-form hats and the nod to vintage fashion that Heidi is known for, are the perfect compliment to one another. Created to inspire Derby Party attendees, this fashion showcase is a testimony showing that derby fashion is as unique as the individual.
FABRIC PRINT PHOTOGRAPHY: Steve Gibson Photography
ACCESSORIES: Amina Marie Millinery
MODELS: Briana Potter, Alonis Solomon, Chelsea Barnicle, Hailey Young, Tiffany LaBrie, Kaitlyn Schutz, Hebron Kelecha, Lexi Covinsky, Olivia Baird, Sam Lalflin
HAIR/MAKEUP: Xiphium Salon
Five looks from the Heidi Herrman KC Icons collection have been featured in the story "The Art Of Fashion" from the September 2015 issue of KC Magazine.
This summer, the West 18th Street Fashion Show celebrated its 15th anniversary of showcasing spectacular fashion artistry and craftsmanship with a special theme: Invitational Summer. Rather than accepting applications based around a core concept, this year the producers invited runway alums and a select group of national designers to develop their own unique concepts for the event.
Heidi Herrman, in collaboration with Steve Gibson Photography, was excited to be a part of this event and debut her KC Icons collection. View the slideshow below to see pictures from the event. Special thanks goes to partnered jewelry designer Lauren Markley, Vilma Subel and Geena Merciel of Xiphium Salon for hair, Bettina Mendez Delfin of Naturally Salon KC for make-up, and the models: Kaitlyn Schutz, Darci Clark, Beka Vande Velde, Hannah Hadnot and Summer Lee Kragel.
Join us on May 14th for a pop-up shop hosted by Paolini Garment Company on the Country Club Plaza. The shop will feature some of the very best local design talent in Kansas City. At the event you can purchase one of a kind garments and accessories, place custom orders, and support local designers!
Thursday, May 14, 2015 6pm - 9pm
Paolini Garment Company
4725 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO 64112
Two of Heidi Herrman's Fall/Winter 2014 Collection pieces will be featured in the Kansas City Museum's Rituals and Celebrations: Exploring Meaning Through Dress exhibit showcasing local fiber artists and fashion designers. Rituals and Celebrations is in the Museum's new Community Gallery and is a contemporary counterpart to Dressing Up in Kansas City: Rites of Passage, which showcases the Museum's historic clothing and textile collection. Both exhibitions are on display simultaneously at the Kansas City Museum from October 4th - November 30.
A free special viewing of both exhibitions will be on Thursday, October 16 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on the second floor of Corinthian Hall at the Kansas City Museum.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Kansas City Museum is located at 3218 Gladstone Ave., Kansas City, Missouri 64123.
Rituals and Celebrations: Exploring Meaning Through Dress
October 4 - November 30
Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m.
West Gallery, 2nd Floor, Corinthian Hall | Free
The exhibition is available by tours only, on the hour.
The last tour begins at 3 p.m.
See the works of local emerging and well-established artists and designers in our new Community Gallery in Corinthian Hall. The Museum, in partnership with the Kansas City Art Institute, presents Rituals and Celebrations: Exploring Meaning through Dress, an exhibition of emerging and well-established Kansas City fiber artists and designers who interpret the body as a form of artistic expression to celebrate significant moments or a new journey