AFW Logo 2012JPGOn Saturday, May 4th, the 5th Annual Austin Fashion Week opens with NOIR a fashion and feast event at Brazos Hall that will captivate the senses. Beginning with taste, Chefs Shawn Cirkiel and Steven Cak of Austin’s beloved Olive & June, Parkside and The Backspace will present a delightfully decadent three-course seated dinner. A sight to see, guests will dress in all-black attire and the Blanc Runway Show will feature all-white looks by local and national designers and labels including Ross BennettGail Chovan for BlackmailJessica Ciarla, Sarah Eileen, Stephen MoserSarah Parrott,Amber Perley (NBC Fashion Star Season 2 Designer), Rare TrendsKendra ScottMegan Summerville, a boudoir look presented by Teddies for Bettys, andTess Designs. After the show, the runway pieces will be exclusively available for purchase at the Blanc Boutique with all proceeds benefitting The Arc of the Capital Area.

At  9:00 pm, partygoers will head to the rooftop of Brazos Hall for ENCORE, the official after party. For the first time, Austin Fashion Week will hold an avant-garde hair and makeup competition during the after party where teams will create a contemporary French inspired look and guests will vote for a winner that will be announced at the Austin FashionAwards.

After a week of dozens of runway shows, fashion parties and presentations, including the Showcase Events at local retailers, salons and spas and Runways & Marketplace at La Zona Rosa, Austin Fashion Week will once agan close out with the ultra glam Austin Fashion Awards on Saturday, May 11th at the iconic Austin Music Hall. Don your best beaded dress, sequined clutch, handsome suit or statement bowtie, and enjoy the show hosted by Sandy Mcllree of the JB and Sandy Morning Show on Mix 94.7. Never before seen complete collections from designers Gail Chovan for Blackmail, Stephen MoserKendra Scott, and Dawn Younger-Smith for Boudoir Queen along with looks by local Mash-Up Teams will walk the custom runway. Hair by Jackson Ruiz and make up by Mandy Hernandez complete the looks. In addition to the shows, see which lucky few will receive the prized Golden Boot Award, presented to this year’s Rising Stars, Trailblazers, and Mash-Up Teams.

Following the awards presentations, all guests are invited to stay and enjoy the After Party! Mix and mingle with award winners and other fashionable Austinites, and check out the 2013 Awards Marketplace specially curated by Standard Magazine. VIP ticket holders will have access to the VIP Lounge presented by LUNA.

Individual tickets for NOIR and ENCORE:

Front row dinner seats to NOIR + entry to ENCORE $175

Second row dinner seats to NOIR + entry to ENCORE $145

General Admission to NOIR (no dinner) + entry to ENCORE $80

General Admission to ENCORE $60

Individual tickets for the Austin Fashion Awards and Awards After Party:

Floor + Awards After Party $80

Balcony with limited sight lines + Awards After Party $60

All Access tickets:

VIP Packages $600 for one person; $1000 for two people

Badges $250

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In an effort to highlight the Austin fashion scene, local event producer Matt Swinney founded Austin Fashion Week in 2009 creating a platform for local and national designers to showcase their work. Business partner James Leasure joined Swinney in 2011. For the 5th Annual Austin Fashion Week from May 3-11, 2013, guests will celebrate the week’s commencement at NOIR, a feast and fashion event inspired by contemporary French style at Brazos Hall. Throughout the week, dozens of presentations, trunk shows and runway shows will occur in local boutiques, salons and spas, plus Runways & Marketplace will take place at La Zona Rosa. The week will culminate with the Austin Fashion Awards at Austin Music Hall where esteemed Austinites will be recognized as a Rising Star or Trailblazer with the coveted Golden Boot Award. Follows us on Twitter at @ATXFashionWeek and use hashtag #AFW2013.  Facebook at