Chasing Davies: Alicia Janesko - Caftans & Resort Wear at KC Fashion Week

September 29, 2014

Alicia Janesko - Caftans & Resort Wear at KC Fashion Week

You guys, this might have been my favorite Kansas City Fashion Week yet (I feel like every year they build upon their successes and somehow crank out an even better season)!  This year, I was especially excited for Alicia Janesko's Caftans and Resort Wear collection after having got a sneak peak at her work and those headpieces the weekend before when I went to pick up my own caftan-wears for the show (you'll see that later this week!).  

This was her first season at KCFW, and she shared that she was, of course, very excited, but also had a lot to do and was nervous for her big debut.  I had no doubt it was going to rock it after seeing her work in progress and hearing what she was hoping to convey.  Plus, she had some pretty amazing headpieces in the works (all handmade by her!). And I was right. 

Her caftans and dresses were all so unique, beautiful, fun and classy. She appealed to the young and the older, the conservative and the flamboyant, the classic and the trendsetter alike. I know this to be true, as everyone in that audience was snapping pics as quickly as they could to catch all the amazing detail, clapping so hard and smiling with excitement and interest.

So, I couldn't help but share almost the entire collection with you here, if you're interested...

This side-slit swimsuit cover up was all hand-beaded!

This headpieces is incredible. and I love the floral edges and inserts to this caftan - so unique! 

Throughout her show, she had a green pallet mixed in and it had me jonesing for the beach big time.  The last one above, with the crisscrossed neck has got to be mine.

This outfit was made for the ocean!  This beautifully done two-piece set (sheer pant & open caftan) is very luxe looking to really make any one stand out on vacation!

I missed getting any shots of this dress in full, as my camera card was full. I managed to clear it out in time to capture this amazing mohawk headpiece (my fav one!) and the rest of the show.  But this dress is so beautiful - you might have actually seen it on the KCFW billboards leading up to the event? You can see that billboard on Alicia's Facebook page here.

 This caftan might have been my fav. The beading, floral back and sleeve edge, and deep v-neck would make this caftan transform from poolside to evening wear over a slip dress in a snap.

Freaking amazing.  This sequin, ombre jumpsuit closed the show, rightfully so.  Do you know how hard it is to make a full-sequin outfit?  Me either - but it's got to be hard because I've seen a ton of sad attempts at it.  But this? This was beautiful! People were whoo-hooing and clapping even louder on this one.

Congrats, Alicia! You just totally rocked it, and looked like such a veteran up there with such an entertaining and impressive show.

You can find Alicia here and follow her on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook, too!

Now, who is ready to hit the beach??

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