Austin Fashion Week 2017

Austin Fashion Week is How We Celebrate Our Fashion New Year!

Thanks to the Fashion X family, POM PR and the designers from all over that put on another fabulous Austin Fashion Week. For a dazzling, star studded event, over 1,300 attendees welcomed the philanthropy and runway glam. The RUNWAYS and GALLERY nights showcased stars from Project Runway and independent designers, with eye-catching collections rocking the catwalk at JW Marriott Austin.

There’s so much to cover from the event, but I kept it simple to the trends I loved and that got my heart bursting out of my chest. These styles thrilled me to my heart’s content! It was my first year in the front row, and Austin encourages the hooting and hollering, so you know we were having a good time at the show.

Fun fact: You can actually use your cell phone and it’s encouraged. (If you love behind-the-scenes, VIP sneak peeks and other on the go gems, follow me on Instagram (<—click there :) ). Watch my live presentations and insta stories!

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It’s refreshing to immerse in the marketplace, runway shows and soirees during this week of stylish celebration. Check out these images for some of the posh looks! (I saved some of my other favorites for my video, so be sure to watch it. Let me know which looks were your must-haves in the YouTube comments section.)

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Designers You Need to Know:

Thursday

Stars: Runway Designers

  • Kelly Dempsey
  • Amanda Valentine

Locals: Runway Designers

  • May Designs
  • University of Texas Fashion Students
  • This is Sloane
  • Ballet Austin

Discover: Runway Designers

  • Becky Hollands
  • Shalyguo
  • Rong Zhang

Capsule: Runway Designers

  • Adeara
  • Ellis Bell
  • Tashumbra
  • House of Cynthia “Huron Collection”
  • Pinup House
  • Megan Fullerton
  • SixChel
  • MEGMORGAN
  • Jacqueline Bergeron

Gallery Designers

  • Kyari
  • Bykowski Haberdashery
  •  Bernina
  • Betty Alida
  • Cassandra Collections
  • Dawn Franklin Designs
  • Molly Phillips
  • Penny Luck
  • Basal
  • Daniel Gonzalez D.G. Clothes Project
  • Gunnar Deatherage
  • King and Rose Optical
  • Koh Gen Do
  • Something by Sonjia
  • Janika
  • FYU Designs

Friday

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Stars: Runway Designers

  • Gunnar Deatherage
  • Daniel Esquivel

Locals: Runway Designers

  • Boudoir Queen
  • Harry Rex
  • Lee Merritt Swimwear
  • Brittany Nicole

Discover: Runway Designers

  • Miles David
  • Hopeless + Cause Atelier
  • Daniel Gonzalez D.G. Clothes Project

Capsule: Runway Designers

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  • My Boyfriend’s Briefs
  • La Lo La Clothing
  • Sydney Morris the Label
  • Haus of Heirs
  • LALA
  • Mariascoli
  • Day Avery

Gallery Designers

  • Kyari
  • Bernina
  • Betty Alida
  • Cassandra Collections
  • Evangeline Clothing
  • Molly Phillips
  • A.S. Styled Life
  • Penny Luck
  • Basal
  • King and Rose Optical
  • Koh Gen Do
  • Something by Sonjia
  • Kelly Dempsey
  • Janika
  • Amanda Valentine

Saturday

Stars: Runway Designers

  • Melissa Fleis
  • Something by Sonjia

Locals: Runway Designers

  • Big Bertha’s Paradise
  • Ross Bennett Collection
  • Austin School of Fashion Design

Discover: Runway Designers

  • Allie Lunt
  • Abi Ferrin
  • Liznia
  • Nomzee Designs

Capsule: Runway Designers

  • J. Ewing Designs
  • Masha Osoianu Design
  • Ferrah
  • Nina Means
  • Monks & Mavericks
  • Aplomo
  • Mansion Rose
  • Ca$mere Mafia
  • Gwenivx

Gallery Designers

  • Kyari
  • Bernina
  • Betty Alida
  • Cassandra Collections
  • Nina Means ——- Congrats on winning the Bernina’s 2017 Fashion Fund! :)
  • Molly Phillips
  • A.S. Styled Life
  • Penny Luck
  • Basal
  • King and Rose Optical
  • Koh Gen Do
  • Gunnar Deatherage
  • Kelly Dempsey
  • Janika
  • Amanda Valentine

Thanks again to all of the designers. See you next year!

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XoXo Kitty

 

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