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Month: November 2018

Katie Kime

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Since moving to Austin I have tried as much as possible to immerse myself into the Fashion industry and familiarize myself with local designers and boutiques. What I realised about Austin is although fashion industry is a little different and seems elusive compared to our European peers, they are very much fashionable here in Texas. Austin is a creators heaven, its bursting with creativity and up and coming artists, and designers.

I became familiar with Fashion X Austin and Austin Fashion Initiative. Fashion X is the leading fashion event producer in Texas with a mission to connect emerging brands direct to consumers. It is the leader in Austin, Dallas and Houston. Fashion X Austin is the alternative to Fashion week in Austin, only it runs throughout the year with different events. Austin Fashion Initiative (AFI) works to integrate across the broad ecosystem of the fashion and creative industries to establish and promote Austin-based fashion related businesses locally, nationally and internationally.

And so after attending Austin Fashion X event in March this year, I was introduced to a beautiful collection by a fashion designer called Katie Kime. Instantly I fell in love with her bold and vibrant prints and collections. And so when I came across an event that AFI was holding in Katie Kime’s headquarters I just knew I needed to attend.

Based in Austin, Texas Katie Kime is an emerging lifestyle brand of fashion, furniture, and accessories inspired by Katie’s own spirited approach to dressing both herself and her home. Her head quarters alone was a haven for creativity and beautiful fabrics. Her story is remarkable she worked hard to get where she is. In 2006, during her senior year at Duke, Katie hosted her first trunk show of reclaimed furniture, handmade frames out of vintage books, and custom note sets. Upon graduation she was sure that finding a way to design and manufacture not just one line, but many lines, was her calling. And so she set out on an ever-evolving journey of doing just that.

In January of 2014, Katie Kime’s online store opened for business, following on in 2015, Katie Kime opened their flagship store in the heart of downtown Austin. KK Cottage based in East Austin was launched in 2017 an event space and showroom for decorators and wholesale …on entering the headquarter the hallway with its beautiful bold camel wallpaper with real tassels hanging off it took my breathe away (Camel Wallpaper), her office throughout is aesthetically pleasing, a creators dream!

The office space is beautiful and I found it incredibly inspirational, a perfect space to get creatives and provoke a feel good emotion!

You’ll find story boards, and her inspiration and colourful fabrics scattered across the walls of the Headquarters, a customers and suppliers haven. And as you can see most of her inspiration comes from Globetrotting around the world.

Throughout the showrooom Katie features both classics and newly designed prints, currently lusting over a few of her pieces not to mention her jewelry below..and look at her stationary!!!!

If you want to know more or order any of the above, pop onto her website here

Definitely a designer to watch!

Until next time



PS I have not been paid or sponsored for this post or am I in any way affiliated

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Fashion X Austin


Fashion X is the leading fashion event producer in Texas with a mission to connect emerging brands direct to consumers. It is the leader in Austin, Dallas and Houston. Fashion X Austin is the alternative to Fashion week in Austin, only it runs throughout the year with different events. 2018 is the 10th anniversary of Austin Fashion Week / Fashion X Austin. Fashion X Austin is the largest week of fashion events in the state of Texas and the 4th largest fashion week concept in the United States.It was established to place more focus on emerging and independent designers with hopes of connecting them to boutique buyers and direct to consumer through runway shows and pop up shops.

(Pic Featuring designers  Erum Khan and  Katie Kime based in Texas Fashion X)

And it most certainly has done that, by attending Austin Fashion Week in February of this year, I have met and been introduced to some amazing Austin Designers, artists and Fashion influencers because of it! Austin is one of the most creative Cities here in Texas so its no surprise to meet some truly inspiring fashion designers making their mark in Austin and the states.

The event held this Saturday was in Honor of all the veterans, being held on the 1oth of November, it is the time of year where the US honor all their countries veterans. The week is known as Veterans Week. In keeping with this theme Fashion X organised the Fashion X Furry Friends, a unique fashion show that incorporated a chic dog-friendly fashion show benefiting Hounds For Heroes. Hounds For Heroes provides service dogs for Veterans in the Austin area suffering from PTSD and mobility issues. The runway show featured 10 retail and designer brands along with influencer models who walked the runway with their own dogs alongside Veterans with the Hounds for Heroes.

(Dress from Redbird)

While February’s fashion week focus on Austin and Texas designers established and up and coming, the emphasis on this show was to showcase the boutiques around Austin, Texas, with the exception of Amberleaf and League Of Rebels who design their own clothing. And Esby (another Austin Designer) apparel, founded in 2014 by designer, Stephanie Beard, and features quality clothing for women & men, their apparel is made here in the USA.

(Clothing by Amberleaf)

(Dress by Esby)

Most of the Runway featured clothing from a variety of beautiful boutiques around Austin, from the Garden room, Redbird, Estilo (selling designer brands), By George. The collections were beautiful with all varied styles to keep you up to date for Autumn/Winter. A splash of sparkle, with a hint of Christmas was particularly notable in the Redbird collection.

(Estilo collection)

(Garden Room Collection)

(Red bird Collection)

(Red Collection pic from Fashion X)

I love how Fashion X Austin bring together Fashion Designers, boutiques and Fashion creators together, and establish a network. At every event its growing larger and giving Austin Designers and boutiques a platform to highlight the amazing fashion talent Texas has here. I am excited to see what Fashion X will bring next year for 2019. One thing is for sure, it only be impressive as last saturday’s show.

Until next time





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