Austin Fashion Week 2018 Ends With A Stylish Bang
On the final night of runway shows from the 10th season of Austin Fashion Week, we saw the beautifully tailored looks from League of Rebels, and we even saw a few familiar faces on the catwalk walking for the brand such as Lance Avery Morgan, Publisher of The Society Diaries, and Austin Fashion Week/Fashion X founder Matt Swinney. Some of the female models were accessorized with vintage screen-printed scarfs from previous AFW posters.
Chris Lindenmayer of Lindenmayer Couture gave us glitz and glamour and filled up every gal’s need for sparkle and shine but at an Oscar red carpet kinda level. The Austin School of Fashion Design young talent showed who owned the runway as they modeled their own designs with pride. Certainly, a crowd cheering favorite part of the night’s lineup.
Masha Osoianu Designs’ collection, known for some amazing draped yarn details shimmered, and Fox In Gown presented resort wear that was comfy yet elegant.
Three-piece Capsule collections were also featured on the runway for the finale runway shows. Printed pieces with pockets came from Nomzee Designs, yummy cream-colored tailored cashmere coats were featured by Amberleaf, and retro dresses with cool accessories were given to us via Lika Steel.
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The evening ended with collections from Project Runway’s Amanda Valentine (who we now consider a regular Austin runway designer…which we LOVE). Valentine, who was on Project Runway Seasons 11 & 13 and Project Runway All-Stars Season 6, created pieces in her signature color-blocking but she focused her designs in a different way.
“I thought what does my closet need, what does everyone’s closet need, and the answer is sweatpants and knit dresses,” said this celebrity designer, who lives in Nashville with her two puppies, where she works as a stylist and hopes to produce her next line.
First-time runway designer Amber Holmes showed upbeat and modern twist on eveningwear mixing some old Hollywood glam with some Betsy Johnson like whimsy. full of texture, sequins, tulle and statement jewelry provided by Gay Isber.
Creed Voyles must take after his mother, Austin designer and icon Gail Chovan, because his designs were the coolest made-for-kid items we’ve ever seen. The Austin crowd went crazy with cheering support for his first showing on the runway, and hopefully not his last.
And Brittany Nicole, a local favorite, wrapped it all up with fun, flirty and feminine pieces with the models having a rather fun time strutting down the runway.
And that’s a wrap for a decade’s worth of fashionable fun with all of you, and we can’t wait for what is next…So stay tuned!