So, You Think You Can Dress?

New York, Paris, Milan, London … Kansas City? We may be the Paris of the Midwest, but a fashion capital we are not. That doesn’t mean we’re completely devoid of style, though. Fashion Group International–Kansas City encourages style mavens to meet, mingle and learn more about the 2011 spring and summer designs that appeared on runways in September. The biannual Trend Event at
AIA Kansas City (1801 McGee, Suite 100,
816-221-3485) begins at 6 p.m. with a networking hour for fashion-industry professionals. A DVD of the iconic Trend Report — a brief on American and European collections that has been around since the onset of ready-to-wear in the 1960s — screens from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a discussion on the clothing, accessories and beauty trends seen in collections by such design greats as Rodarte, Diane von Furtstenberg and Karl Lagerfeld. Tickets cost $15 before the event and $25 at the door. Find Fashion Group International–Kansas City on Facebook.— Anthonia Akitunde

Tue., Nov. 30, 6 p.m., 2010