My Fall 2023 Collection is inspired by the 20's and 30's. While participating as a first time designer in KCFW F/W22, I couldn't help but be impressed by my surroundings. Somehow the halls of Union Station simply radiate with an aura of the opulence of it's heyday. The art deco detailing caught my attention and it became important to me to celebrate the height of Kansas City's fashion past. As I worked on the collection this Summer, I've reflected on the dichotomy of these 2 decades in history, especially in light of the effect on my rural ancestors and those living and working in Kansas City. I've heard the stories of what life was like in Phillips County through the Roaring 20's and the Dirty 30's. I know my family continued to hope in something bigger than themselves, the economy, or even their own ability to provide. Hope, for my family, during times of affluence and even more so in times of adversity is on more than the circumstances they were facing. With each piece, I found myself thinking about the Hope that goes beyond whether I'm having a good day or a bad day. I'm thankful for the Hope I have in Jesus Christ and the promises of the Bible. It's a Hallelujah Feeling that keeps my feet walking the path he lays before me and loving those he brings across that path. We're gonna celebrate that Hope and give Him the glory with this collection.