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.
(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