When you get on the Made Mobb website you will see a hat I covet that says “This Ain’t Luck”. After having the pleasure of being one of the photographers at The KRITIQ Fashion show I can now justify buying it for myself because not only is it a reminder of the get up and grind Midwest mentality that drives the Kansas City creative community, it’s made by a company I have nothing but respect for, and want to support after being at their show.
The Kritiq Fashion Show was started by the same entrepreneurs that started Made Mobb. Check out this article for more on what their mission for the show is.
Their community spirit and desire to see other designers and brands succeed was showcased during the entire show. The show had a diverse mix, with gorgeous gowns like you would expect at most fashion shows, but promintely featured urban style street wear. I enjoyed seeing a sector of the fashion industry that isn’t as prominent in most fashion weeks or fashion shows. The mixture of culture and community gave this show an energy you really have to experience for yourself, it was truly electric.
And while it was absolutely apparent that the guys from Made Mobb wanted to give an opportunity to new designers, it was also clear the talent, hard work and dedication these designers had put into their lines. Bringing me back to the mantra on the hat, “This Ain’t Luck”. I encourage you go check out the The KRITIQ KC on Facebook or Instagram for all the designers. Their lines are all super unique, fun and fresh and worth checking out.
I walked away from the whole experience with a better sense of purpose and drive. And it reminded me that if I continue to work hard and give more than I take, I make my own luck, and so can you. So I hope you enjoy these pictures from the show as much as I enjoyed taking them. And remember you control your destiny, and you are capable of greatness.