Austin Fashion Week 2018
Austin Fashion; Since moving to the States and Austin in January from Ireland I am keen to become more familiar with the fashion scene here in Austin. And as far as fashion goes the creativity and talent here in Austin is incredible and up with the rest of their peers in New York and over near my neck of the world London.
But here’s some background for you, as I am new to Austins fashion community too.
Fashion X is the main source for all things fashion and style with an emphasis on emerging fashion designers and brands in Texas. Fashion X is the creator and producer of Austin Fashion Week, Fashion X Dallas and Fashion X Houston. And this year 2018 marked the 10th anniversary of Austin Fashion Week / Fashion X Austin which exceeded all expectations from what I saw..
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. That alone is impressive and I was so excited to be attending!
I was lucky enough to receive a Press pass for the first night of the RUNWAYS during Austin Fashion Week which was Thursday, April 5, BERNINA Fashion Fund Showcase, Here we were treated to 5-look runway collection from more than 19 up and coming fashion designers who have less than 3 years with their fashion label.
To say the level of talent was amazing would be an understatement it was phenomenal. I was so impressed with the creativity displayed on the runway, an the amazing banana leaf backdrop wall created by Austin’s Katie Kime was insane. In fact the whole venue space at the Vault was beautifully done.
At the end of the evening, a judges’ choice award went to the 2018 BERNINA Fashion Fund winner, and a people’s choice award allowed the crowd to participate too by voting on a sheet card which as tallied at the end of the show.
The judges for the evening were Amy Sherfinski (Director of Marketing for BERNINA of America), Chanel Dror (Executive Producer at camillestyles.com), Gail Chovan (local fashion designer), Lance Avery Morgan (Publisher of The Society Diaries), Gunnar Deatherage (a Project Runway designer), Korto Momolu (a Project Runway designer) and Kaki Gaines (blogger/stylist).
And the designers (who showcased outstanding collections) were Brittany Nicole, Arion, Lizna, SHUSI, Harry Rex, Freedom, Modish & Swank, La Lo La Clothing, Prodigal Sun Designer,This is Sloane, B.Poshi by Yusuf, Carolyn Teveldal of Baby Portrait Prop Shop, Shavanthe, Nico, Amyra, Alexandria Lee Designs, KOVAS Swim, Vaeward, Jimmy Burner. With their amazing talent and skills it was no easy decision for the judges to choose a winner, but a winner they did which was SHUSI ..deserving winner with a beautiful collection.
And the peoples choice was Modish & Swank!
All participants were deserving winners and Fashion X put on an amazing show.