Every year fashion becomes more and more a part of SXSW. Rightfully so, since fashion and music are like soulmates. I put together a list for y’all of the biggest fashion events happening during SXSW this year. Check em out!
The creators of StyleX, the first official infusion of style into SXSW during 2011 and 2012, have switched things up a bit this year with “The Neighborhood.” With the same goal that Style X had which was to inform attendees about new brands and what’s next in fashion, The Neighborhood is taking place in the 2nd District shopping district. Besides the pop up shops from local and non-local emerging brands, there will be daily Q&A sessions with leaders in the fashion industry, including John Varvatos, Billy Reid, and Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller.
I will also be speaking on one of the panels for The Neighborhood discussing Austin style. Come say hi to me and feel free to bring questions that will make me feel awkward! I will be speaking at 2pm on March 14th along with Indiana Adams of Adored Austin, Dan Gentile of Thrillist, and Caitlin Ryan of CultureMap.
And there will be a recharge lounge for all you tired shoppers and bloggers needing somewhere to sit down and cool down, or charge your iPad or whatever gizmo you are rocking…
No RVP needed.
Market at Auditorium Shores
During the last few days of SXSW, Auditorium Shores becomes a 3 day live music series that is Free and open to the public. This year is the first year that art and fashion is being added to the mix with “The Market.” The Market vendors will be open for selling from 3:30pm-10pm on March 14th and 15th, and 12pm-10pm on March 16th at the Auditorium Shores Music Series. Check out the full list of vendors here.
No RSVP needed.
Texas Style Council Blogger Mixers
3 days of fashionable events for female fashion and style bloggers (and their readers) to mix and mingle. Friday night’s event at Langford Market includes a night of nail art, shopping, and cocktails. Saturday is a full day of shopping at the Domain with special discounts, snacks, and drinks. And Sunday is a day of bracelet crafting with Kollabora.com. RSVP below.
Vintage Clothing Arcade
Free drinks, live bands, DJ sets, and vintage clothing pop up shops from local Austin vendors and more. Check the Facebook event pages for a full list of the lineup.
Austin’s 25 Most Stylish
Come check out Cusp by Neiman Marcus and StyleCaster’s toast to SXSW Style. View CUSP’s capsule collection “The Man Repeller x PJK” as StyleCaster unveils its “Austin’s 25 Most Stylish” editorial with cocktails and live music and the Man Repeller herself.
RSVP to RSVP@stylecaster.com
OMG Free Shoes
Omg! Dolce Vita is giving away free shoes! That’s all you need to know about this one really. Sign up link below for more info.
The Texas Rock N Roll Massacre
American Icon Rock N Roll Mall presents THE TEXAS ROCK N ROLL MASSACRE with Vintage Shopping and live music from 25 bands.
Free to come in and shop and $5 entry inside for the shows
no RSVP needed, Facebook event page here
The Party That Fell To Earth
Free PBR, Dulce Vida Tequila and Topo Chico while supplies last. Tacos from FORK IN THE ROAD. Launch of SMALL ROOM COLLECTIVE pop up shop. Photos by Devaki Knowles of FUN LOVING PHOTOS. Live music.
No RSVP needed, Facebook event page here
Billy Reid X Weather Up Austin Shindig
Live music at one of the most stylish boutiques for men in Austin. RSVP below.
Buffalo Exchange SXSW Showcase + Fashion Show
Live music from 5 different bands, plus a fashion show highlighting Spring/Summer trends.
No RSVP needed, Facebook event page
Urban Outfitters Backlot Sesh 2013!
Free live music and beer!
No RSVP needed, more info here
South By Nice Kicks
Style Goes Viral: The Future of Fashion
And if you have a badge, check out Nina Garcia and Randi Zuckerberg discuss the future of fashion in “Style Goes Viral”
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