#KCFW F/W’17 Thursday Night Runway Show

The second night of runway shows at Kansas City Fashion Week was incredible. There were some returning designers along with some new ones. I saw so much variety last night and loved each and every second of it!

with PR / Marketing Manager – Kelsie O’Brien

Make sure you make it all the way through this blog post to see the street style that I shot, along with the jacket by Munelle de Vie that caused a mob of people to swarm around me!

With Adriele Dixon of styleassisted.com

xx Bella

P.S. – if you haven’t already, be sure to check out my #KCFW Wednesday Night Runway Show Recap as well!


Roger Figueroa

Roger Figueroa is one of the sweetest human beings alive and beyond talented. His collection was incredible. Each look was androgynous featuring both womenswear and menswear. Color-wise, everything was neutral; black and gray mostly. Very chic, very New York (Roger’s future city). Something that really caught my eye were the accessories on the models fingers. I don’t want to say rings because these things are way cooler than your basic ring. Overall I am so amazed by Roger and his collection.

Wiki Wang

This collection mainly featured solid, primary colors – red, blue and also white. These pieces were so simple which is what made them so elegant. Each look had beautiful movement while coming down the runway. Very wearable and flattering.

Amanda Casarez

Amanda Casarez’s collection was so unique and something I have never seen before. She mixed lots of different textures together giving off a relaxed, bohemian vibe. The colors were stunning and each piece is fashionable but still (at least looks) comfortable.

Madyssen Jean

Inspired by Alexander McQueen and Chanel, Madyssen Jean’s collection gave off a dark, romantic aesthetic. Black and red were the main colors used in various textures and patterns. What stood out to me most were the heartbreaking sayings on some of the pieces. They really gave this collection emotion and I could really connect with it closer.

Lee Jeans

Lee Jeans is one of Kansas City Fashion Week’s great sponsors this season! The looks that went down the runway all featured some sort of denim from Lee, whether that be jeans or a skirt, etc. Each outfit was stylish and up with the current trends.

Noelle Designs

The designer behind this collection is 16 years old! I love seeing the talent in young designers, its unbelievable. This line was contemporary at first and gradually got more formal as each look went down the runway. She used white and black for the first few pieces and then gold started to appear towards the last few looks.

Crystal Brakhage Designs

Black and gold were the two main colors used in this collection. I loved the detailed textures on the pieces. The way the fringe-like texture flowed was mesmerizing.

More Than Just Figleaves (Clothing) Erin Paige (Jewelry)

I LOVED this designer collaboration so much. The clothing was so unique. Each look was entirely different from each other but all of them together was a cohesive line. The jewelry and clothing together was the most amazing combination. I got Rocky Mountain vibes from this collection. Everything from the clothes, to the jewelry, to even the music…I felt as if I was taking a hike in Colorado.


If you didn’t see my post covering Wednesday night of KC Fashion Week, here, I have been covering street style. I think that there are so many creative, stylish people here in Kansas City and they need to be recognized.

*click the images to enlarge*

**also – if you see yourself and are not credited, feel free to shoot me an email at isabellalightner@gmail.com and I would be more than happy to edit in your name and info along with your photo!


Never in my life have I had so many people approach me to ask about my outfit. This jacket is designed by Munisa of Munelle de Vie. Everything about this piece is so beautiful. This jacket alone makes such a statement so I decided to keep the rest of the outfit simple by pairing it with a plain, black midi dress. I am so content about the positive feedback that this outfit received and am very grateful that I got to represent this brand at KCFW.

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jacket : Munelle de Vie | dress : H&M | shoes : Rebecca Minkoff

stylist / creative director / model – Bella Lightner

photographer – Sara Clance (Facebook)

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