Inspired from his seamstress nanny, Vera, Paul Gibson has been designing since he was 4 or 5 years old. But 5-year old Paul probably didn’t know he’d hit the Kansas City Fashion Show on the previous years, including this 2016.
Gibson describes his clothing line in one word: Stimulation. He is inspired by people or goings on his life. As opposed to his usual vibrant, colorful style; this collection was almost all black.
The St. Louis native fashion designer enjoyed his experience on the KCFS: “The people who attend KCFW, are lovers of fashion and visual presentation. So I feel as though I'm reaching people who share in my passion. Often times, other regional fashion weeks it's a different experience, it's truly lovely on Kansas City“.
However, he also liked meeting with people involved in the production. “They're so pleasant and laid back. Also the models are great and add value to my presentation by being active participants in my styling process. OH! And the DJ they use...gorilla? That dude is f*cking sick! I love him. He gets me,” Gibson mentioned.
“It's been a pleasure presenting in kcfw and I'm humbled by how well received the clothes have been. Thank you for having me and I hope to see you again next season,” he concluded.