Austin Fashion Week 2016 ~ Events and Tickets Info

The festivities for Austin Fashion Week 2016 are gearing up and it will be another amazing showing of runway shows, in-store and off site parties and the much anticipated kick off party featuring the Mash Up Team photos and their participants.
Tickets are available now,  so reserve yours for the  best front row seat to see your favorite and upcoming designers.  Make sure your phones are charged and dressed in AFW chic and we’ll see you at the best fashion event of the year in Austin!

Kick Off Party – April 15, 2016 I  7pm Speakeasy
AFW Kickoff Party 2015

Help us kick off AFW 2016 with a night of indulgence featuring the 2016 Austin Fashion Week Mash Up Teams. Marvel at the conceptual work created by some of Austin’s most creative designers, hair & makeup artists, stylists, models, photographers and more. You’ll get the chance to celebrate the stunning images submitted for the Mash Up competition and see the models come to life through pedestal presentations.
 Brunch – 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.
Brunch will honor Style Setter Aida G. Dieck and a portion of all ticket proceeds will benefit the Austin chapter of the American Heart Association.
Soirees (more to be announced)

Saturday, April 16 – Wednesday, April 20 | Various Locations
Rare Trends Soiree ~ AFW 2015

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.

Runways & Gallery  Thursday, April 21 | 6:30 pm | JW Marriott, Downtown Austin
Nine full runway shows and three mini collections:
Feel like a celebrity viewing collections by and meeting STARS that were season winners or All Stars on Project Runway. DISCOVER emerging designers from around the globe. Support your local designers from the 512. 3-look collections by the newest of local designers featured in CAPSULE. Shop the GALLERY featuring 20 of the best emerging jewelry & accessories designers.
Thursday Runways will honor Style Setter Laura Craddickwith a portion of proceeds benefitting the Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas.
A model on the runway for This Is Sloane Austin Fashion Week 2015.
This is Sloane Collection – AFW 2015

VIP Ticket Package – 
  • ONE FRONT ROW ticket to EVERY major runway event at the JW Marriott: April 21, 22 and 23.
  • ONE ticket for KICKOFF at Speakeasy on April 15.
  • Access to the VIP lounge and VIP seating area at the JW Marriott on April 21, 22 and 23.
  • Open bar at the JW Marriott on April 21, 22 and 23.
  • Access to the AFW Gift Wall at the JW Marriott on April 21, 22 and 23.
  • Post-show designer meet & greets at the JW Marriott on April 21, 22 and 23.
  • Access to the official Austin Fashion Week 2016 After Party on April 23 (location TBD)Click here to complete the form to reserve your VIP package(s) for Austin Fashion Week 2016. If you purchase for more than one individual at a time, we will guarantee all seating will be together. Once your reservation is completed, tickets will be issued within 48 hours via email.
    For the first time ever, Austin Fashion Week will honor four incredibly generous and supremely stylish women. The honorees are tireless and dedicated to the nonprofit organizations that Austin Fashion Week is so proud to help benefit in 2016.
    By supporting these women and their chosen partner organizations, you will receive the following:
    BRUNCH honoring Aida G. Dieck and supporting the Austin Chapter of the American Heart Association (tickets are $300):

    • ONE seat for a lavish brunch and cocktails hosted by the Driskill Hotel.
    • A perfect vantage point for 130 years of fashion celebrating the Driskill’s 130th birthday. One of the premier vintage stores in Texas will be hosting the looks on live models throughout the Brunch.
    • An opportunity for an event focused on mothers and their daughters celebrating fashion together. Daughter not in town? Don’t have a daughter? Grab a friend and spend the afternoon together!
    • A portion of all proceeds benefitting the Austin chapter of the American Heart Association.
    RUNWAYS & GALLERY honoring Laura Craddick (Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas), Bobbi Topfer (ZACH Theatre) and Andrea McWilliams (Ballet Austin) (tickets are $500):

    • ONE FRONT ROW seat on the night of your choosing at the JW Marriott.
    • At least nine runway shows featuring STARS from the hit television series Project Runway, local Austin-based designers and more.
    • Access to the 20 curated jewelry and accessories designers.
    • Access to the exclusive VIP lounge.
    • Open bar.
    • Access to the Style Setter Gifting Suite featuring takeaway products for you to enjoy.
    • A portion of all proceeds benefitting the nonprofit partner of the Style Setter’s choosing.

    Photos:  Gregg Gestaro and Cheryl Bemis – Fashionably Austin Official Photographers AFW 2015.

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