Tag: Austin Fashion Week 2013

It was the end of the night and time for the last runway show, and while I was highly anticipating seeing Stephen Moser's runway collection, I could tell some of the audience had grown weary.  If you left the Austin Fashion Week Awards early last Saturday night (and I know some of you did), you missed out.  Stephen Macmillan Moser closed the show with a theatrical performance that I think truly surpassed everyone in the audience's expectations.  I was waiting to see a fashion show, but what I got was something completely different. Continued
When you think of Kendra Scott jewelry, you probably don't think of high-fashion runways.  As the go-to jewelry line for Austin females wanting a pop of color, or a simple statement necklace, it is impossible to go to almost any event in town without seeing at least one girl wearing Kendra Scott.  And as likely as you are to see cowboy boots or burnt orange at a UT football game, you're about just as likely to spot some Kendra Scott earrings.  But for the Austin Fashion Week Awards last weekend, Kendra Scott once again amped up the "wow factor" for the runway.  Kendra Scott jewelry might just be an accessory, but the first model walked out looking like a walking, breathing, chandelier come to life, immediately proving its worthiness of the runway. Continued
Two models slowly creeped down the double runway, their footsteps in sync like soldiers, but their walk as light as ballerinas.  Gail Chovan's runway show at the Austin Fashion Week Awards reminded me once again how fully encompassing her shows always are.   Gail Chovan, local designer and owner of Blackmail boutique and atelier, is one of Austin's veteran designers.  Gail notoriously considers herself to design outside of Austin's fashionable comfort zone by adhering to a more avant garde European-taught design aesthetic.  Gail studied fashion design in Paris and now teaches there when she can.  Her collections consistently invoke emotion within me, and I look at her designs like works of art. Continued
After the Boudoir Queen's runway show ended, I felt like I was being forced to get off a magical carnival ride.  I didn't want it to end, and if I had been my two year old self, I might have thrown a temper tantrum in my front row seat.  Dawn Younger-Smith's clothes do it to me every time.  The designer has a way of using clothes to create a romantic world that most women can only see in their dreams.  Using vintage and antique fabrics, some dating all the way back to the 1800's, Dawn said her inspiration for her Fall 2013 collection titled "Vreeland" included everything from famed French designer Paul Poiret to the Rolling Stones in Morocco. Continued