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Austin Fashion Week 2017

12 May


This weekend marks the official kickoff of Fashion X Austin 2017. Check out the amazing schedule below. For additional details and to purchase tickets visit:


World Premier Party of Episode 1: Taylor Swift. An insider look at her fashion evolution.

  • Friday, May 12
  • 7:00 pm
  • 800 Congress


Black tie optional special event with food, tequila tastings, and luxury apparel designers from Mexico.

  • Saturday, May 13
  • 7:30 pm
  • The Driskill Hotel


Party hop across Austin trunk shows, mini runway events, designer showcases and more. Most events are free and open to the public.

  • Saturday, May 13 – Wednesday, May 17
  • Various Locations


Nightly events with full runway shows and mini collections.

  • Thursday, May 18 – Saturday, May 20
  • 6:30 pm
  • JW Marriott


Eat and drink lavishly during a series of special runway shows from Domain NORTHSIDE. 

  • Sunday, May 21
  • 9:30 am – Noon
  • Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams



Austin Fashion Week 2016

14 Apr

It is finally here!! Austin Fashion Week officially starts t-o-m-m-o-r-r-o-w. Check out the schedule below & start planning your outfits. To join in on the fashion fun, grab your tickets here


  • Friday, April 15
  • 7:00 – 10:00 pm
  • Speakeasy

Kick off AFW 2016 with a night of indulgence featuring the 2016 Austin Fashion Week Mash Up Teams. Celebrate the stunning images submitted for the Mash Up competition and see the models come to life through pedestal presentations.


  • Sunday, April 17  
  • 1:00 pm 
  • The Driskill Hotel

Join Austin Fashion Week at a stylish Brunch to help celebrate the iconic Driskill Hotel’s 130th birthday. Eat and drink lavishly as the Driskill pulls out all the stops. Enjoy 130 years of fashion through a special runway show presented by world class Texas-based vintage boutiques.


  • Saturday, April 16 – Wednesday, April 20
  • Various Locations

Join AFW at Soirees hosted by boutiques, retailers, salons, spas, and gallery spaces. Party hop across Austin as you experience trunk shows, mini runway events, designer showcases and more. Most events are free and open to the public.


  • Thursday, April 21 -Saturday, April 23
  • JW Marriott, Downtown Austin
  • 6:30 – 10:00 pm

Three full nights of runway shows and mini collections!  View collections local, global and Project Runway designers. Shop the gallery featuring the best emerging jewelry & accessories designers.



  • Saturday, April 23rd
  • 516 E. 6th St
  • 10:00 pm 

Don’t let the party stop! Mingle and enjoy drinks after a night of fashion. Show your AFW ticket or wristband at the door. 



The Scoop: Austin Fashion Week 2015

6 May

Wow.  This year’s Austin Fashion Week runway collections were beyond impressive.  I was pretty blown away.  Keep your eye on these designers over the next few years.  I think many of them are destined for big things. 

It is definitely hard to capture a week of phenomenal talent in photos…but, here are the highlights (along with my top annual top designer picks & what I wore).

Discover Runways (Right) – Top: Zara (similar here) // Skirt: Cameo The Label (similar here) // Necklace: Stella & Dot // Earrings: Kendra Scott //Bracelets: Stella & Dot & Vince Camuto // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff // Shoes: Sam Edelman

Project Runway Designer All Stars (Middle)Dress: Yoana Baraschi (similar here) // Kimono: Target (similar here) // Necklace: Simple Strand, Earrings: Simple Strand // Bracelet: Bremarie Jewelry // Bag: Jocara Designs // Shoes: Ralph Lauren (similar here)

Awards Night (Left)Skirt: Jessica Faith Marshall // Top: Jessica Faith Marshall // Bag: Allison Mitchell // Shoes: Ralph Lauren // Necklace: Rocksbox // Ring: Rocksbox // Earrings: Gorjana


  • Tinsley Radix – Floral Maxi w/ Black Sheer Top
  • Darlene Araiza – Powder Blue High-Low Dress
  • Smith II – Black Zip Front Skirt
  • Stephen Goudeau – White Ruffle Gown
  • K. Frame – Multi-Color Crop Top & Pants
  • Caycee Black – Floral Jumpsuit
  • Abi Ferrin – Multicolor Kimono
  • Abi Ferrin – White Kimono w/ Blue Tassels
  • Mysterious by NPN – Black Feather & Chiffon Gown


  • Melissa Fleis – Gray High-Waist Leather Shorts
  • Daniel Esquivel – Navy Fringe Bustier and Skirt
  • Anthony Ryan Auld – Black & White Chevron Pants w/ Tan Slouchy Blouse
  • Anthony Ryan Auld – Aztec Jumpsuit
  • Michelle Lesniak – Red & Orange Full Sleeve Blouse
  • Michelle Lesniak – Yellow & Orange Long Sleeve Dress
  • Gunnar Deatherage – White Blouse w/ Purple Accents & Green Trumpet Skirt
  • Korto Momolu – Gold Peplum Dress
  • Korto Momolu – Gold Hi-Low Skirt & Lace Blouse


  • Ross Bennett – Pink Blazer & Plaid Pants
  • Rare Trends – Fur Caplet
  • Samantha Plasencia – Black Sheer Blouse & Red Slacks
  • This is Sloane – Yellow Plaid Dress
  • This is Sloane – Multicolor Party Dress
  • Nine Muses – Navy & Sheer Black Dress
  • Larue Designs – Blue Jumpsuit
  • Larue Designs – White Off The Shoulder Blouse & Navy Pattern Skirt
  • Gail Chovan – Black Fur Sweater Cape


  • Elrick – Striped Maxi Skirt
  • Cristal Martinez – Floral Gown
  • Jessica Faith Marshall – Sequin Skirt & Leather Skirt

 Photography by Steve Wampler

Austin Fashion Week Designer Recap

12 May

Some say that every end is a new beginning.  Looking back on this year’s Austin Fashion Week, made me realize how incredible the designs were!  I think it is safe to say that for many of this year’s Austin Fashion Week designers, the end of fashion week marks the beginning of a burgeoning career.

Let me give you a quick tour of the amazing designers this year, with some of my favorite pieces.

Runways Night One Favorites:

  • Agunk – Fuchsia Maxi Skirt & Black Sheer With Pink Back Upper
  • LaLa – Blue Maxi Skirt
  • Crowned Bird – Pink Skirt with Crop Blouse & Polka Dot Tan Skirt Suit
  • Mysterious by NPN – ALL of his gorgeous, dramatic dresses & gowns.  Keep your eye on this designer!  Two of of my favs: Black and Gold Cocktail Dress & White Rhinestone Evening Gown
  • Curlee Bikini – Tribal Cover Up
  • Southward Apparel – “Broke a Cowboy’s Heart” Top

0Photography by Steve Wampler

Runways Night Two Favorites:

  • Stef – Black and White Print High Waist Shorts with Leather Upper
  • M.E. Shirley – Red Floral Maxi Skirt
  • Romey Roe – Red Silk Maxi Skirt with Red Lace Top
  • Gian – Black Cross Front Cut Out Gown
  • Adrienne Yunger – White Lace Party Dress
  • Rag Dahl – Red Velvet Jacket
  • Kucoon – Black and White Stripped Maxi Dress & Nude Lace Maxi Dress
  • Ross Bennett – White Floral Pants, Multicolor Stripe Top, & Tan Jacket

Photography by Sparky Anderson / Fashionably Austin

Designer All Star Favorites:

  • Melissa Fleis – Metallic Lambskin Pants
  • Michelle Lesniak – Red Tonal Jacket
  • Daniel Esquivel – Loved EVERYTHING!  His use of bright colors, especially pinks and oranges, is super fun.  My favorites: Yellow Suit, Orange Jumpsuit & Orange Mirror Print Dress
  • Michael Knight – It’s hard to pick my favorites because I loved the entire collection!!  Two of my favorites: White Fitted Maxi Dress & Denim Jumpsuit
  • Korto Momolu – Red Jumpsuit with White Top and Leather Belt & Linen Tie Dye Top

Photography by Steve Wampler

Awards Night Favorites

  • Mash Up Teams – Distill’d Rose Nude and Red Gowns, Aeturna Green Leather Dress, & Saint Cathena Black and White Gown
  • Raven + Lily – Black Leggings with White Print & Grey and Yellow Maxi Dress
  • Isabella Rose Taylor – Brown & White Print Dress with Brown Vinyl Skirt
  • Rare Trends – Black Fur Vest with Orange Button Up and Black Paneled Leggings, Periwinkle Silk Dress, & Black Deep V Cut out Gown

Photography by Steve Wampler

For the full gallery of Austin Fashion Week photos click below:

Runways Night One

Runways Night Two

Designer All Stars

Awards Runway

Awards Red Carpet

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