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Our friends at Austin PRIDE are giving away tickets to the 3rd Annual WERK Fashion Show with special performance by Margaret Cho at ACL Live on Saturday, August 22! Emceed by RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner Bianca Del Rio & featuring designers from ‘Project Runway’, this is your chance… Continued
"Keep Austin fashion weird!" Daniel Esquivel exclaimed from the podium as he received one of 4 golden boot awards given out to the "Rising Stars" of Austin fashion.  The local designer and recent Project Runway alum was definitely doing his part to keep the fashion weird at the Austin Fashion Week Awards last weekend.  The designer showed up to the red carpet on Saturday night wearing a handmade leather rabbit ears mask.  He obviously caught my eye, and I have to say that he was one of the few people I saw at the Awards who actually was bold enough to wear something outrageous and eye-catching.  I believe there are two ways to go about dressing for the Austin Fashion Week Awards, you can either 1) wear something red carpet worthy and glamorous, or 2) wear something unique and funky. Many of the ladies Saturday night went for an "old Hollywood" look, and trends I spotted that night included vintage headpieces, feathers, and jewels worn in the hair.  A majority of the men that night opted for a "dapper gentleman" look wearing wingtip shoes, pocket squares, bow ties, and William Jackson of Influential Magazine even donned a boater. Continued
recent Project Runway contestant and Austin based designer, Daniel Esquivel As anticipation grew for the last night of Austin Fashion Week runway shows at La Zona Rosa, so did the threat of a thunderstorm over downtown Austin. By the time the first collection hit the runway, so did the rain. It's only fitting that Friday night, which featured 5 former fashion reality show contestants, would end up causing the most dramatic scene. Raindrops fell through the old roof of La Zona Rosa and literally began to hit the runway as models wearing Crowned Bird strutted the catwalk in the first collection of the night.  Priscilla Barroso, the designer behind Crowned Bird, set the bar high by showing a unique and playful retro-inspired collection.  You can read more about Priscilla's designs and see all the photos of her runway show here. Because Friday night featured many designers whose work we have become familiar with via TV, there was unsurprisingly a lot of hype surrounding this night of runway shows.  What's exciting about the fashion scene in Austin right now, is that it has finally begun to reach a big enough audience such that we can truly judge designers on a higher level.  The bar continues to be raised while more and more Austinites start to voice their opinions.  And just because someone was on a few episodes of a TV show, doesn't necessarily mean we have to love everything they put out.  Friday night's runway shows proved this. Continued