I’m going to be honest (when am I ever not?), but I find it difficult to get excited about retail fashion shows. How does one find inspiration in these types of shows? The only way I am ever captivated by a show featuring looks from boutiques, is when the styling is excellent and cohesive. Tribeza Style Week ended last Thursday night with its annual Style Week Fashion Show, and overall I felt the show fell pretty flat.
The show started out strong with a few looks from Feathers and Moss, two of my favorite stores in Austin. These first few outfits flowed together and all expressed the same vision which was comprised of classic upscale pieces mixed with bright colored ethnic prints. Feathers and Moss had some of the more interesting and unique looks from all the boutiques which participated, and I loved how they combined the aesthetics of the two stores (designer consignment mixed with vintage) to create pieces that looked both sophisticated and funky. I also appreciated the running tassel theme.
While there were a few pieces here and there that stood out from the other stores, like the “#nofilter” top from Julian Gold, I found most of the other outfits to be lackluster, with even several giving me an “eww” response (I don’t know how else to explain the face I was most likely making after having a couple of drinks). Luckily there were a few menswear looks from places like Co-Star and Service Menswear which were all cute, but then again it’s pretty hard to screw up menswear, right? Maybe I’m expecting too much from a local boutique fashion show in Austin.
Here are some of the looks from this year’s Tribeza Style Week Fashion Show…
y & i
The Garden Room
Saks Fifth Avenue
keep austin stylish