It is hard to believe that we are in the third year of Austin Fashion Week. For Fashionably Austin it also marks our third year to cover the event and we are excited to bring you all the fashion action from the week’s events. Our team of reporters and photographers is bigger than ever and coverage will include pictures and video recaps from the venues. I am excited to not only be covering the events, but Fashionably Austin will also host the Flemings Fashion Week Brunch event on Sunday to benefit Dress for Success.
Join Us at the Austin Fashion Week Kick-off Party!
The kickoff party, to be held at the Cowboy Harley Davidson Showroom, will be a night full of runway fashions from the Betsey Johnson collection and Motor Clothes by Harley Davidson. The show will be hosted by CW Austin Star Mandy Dugan. Purchase tickets for the Kick-off, Driskill runway shows, and the Austin Fashion Awards now.
One of most anticipated highlights will be the fashion show featuring the Mash Up Team models. A Mash Up team is comprised of a model, designer, make-up artist, hair stylist and photographer. Teams were chosen at random asked to create a final “look”. The photographs are ready for voting and you can vote here!
I caught up with Matt Swinney of Launch 787 , the event production company responsible for Austin Fashion Week. Check out what he has to say about the new features of Austin Fashion Week on our Daily Video Calendar.
Five Nights of Fashion at the Driskill Hotel
One of the newest attractions that will add more fashion excitement to the week, will be five days of fashion shows at the historic Driskill Hotel. Starting on Monday and running through Thursday night at 8:30pm, local and international designers will be showcasing their collections on the runway.
Monday – Apparel and Accessories
LSD Hats (Edmond, OK)
LNE (Houston, TX)
J Caniel (Fayetteville, NC)
SuKaz (Houston, TX)
Janie G. Couture (Panama City Beach, FL)
VASTRA By Namrita Chettiar (San Francisco, CA)
Petrecia & Monique (San Antonio, TX)
Roy Hayes Studio (Grand Rapids, MI)
Rene Geneva Design (Austin, TX)
Milli Starr (Austin, TX)
De Petra Art & Jewelry (Houston, TX)
My GiGi (Austin, TX)
Tuesday – Jewelry
Dean Fredrick (Austin, TX)
Heather Henry Jewelry Designs (Lubbock, TX)
Ana Reign (Austin, TX)
Andrea Montgomery (San Francisco, CA)
Manic Trout (Millbrook, NY)
F is for Frank (Dallas, TX)
Leonatti (Laredo, TX)
Tracy Tenpenny Design (Austin, TX)
Mark Kalen (Austin, TX)
Femailler (Austin, TX)
Sikara (Austin, TX)
Leighelena (Austin, TX)
Eye on the Sparrow Designs (Dallas, TX)
Third Culture Jewelry (San Francisco, CA)
Meghan Patrice Riley (New York, NY)
Raven + Lily (Austin, TX)
Janet Leigh Jewelry (Houston, TX)
Wednesday – Swim and Resort
9:00 pm: La Perla (Italy)
9:00 pm: James Tudor (London) (mens)
9:40 pm: Tikini Hut (Houston, TX)
10:20 pm: Everything But Water (Florida)
Thursday – Edgy & Eclectic
9:00 pm: Boudoir Queen (Austin, TX)
9:40 pm: League of Rebels (Russia, Dallas) (mens)
10:20 pm: Jamie McCarty (Brooklyn, NY)
Friday – Classic Couture
9:00 pm: Celestino Couture (New York, NY)
9:40 pm: Estela Balan (Matamoros, Mexico)
10:20 pm: Colunga (London)
Click here for the complete Austin Fashion Week schedule.