Big thank you to Fashion X Austin for sponsoring this post – all opinions are my own.
I had the opportunity to attend night 2 of Austin Fashion Week this year, and it certainly did not disappoint. Fun fact, Austin Fashion Week is THE largest fashion week in the state of Texas, and the 4th largest fashion week concept in the US. Pretty amazing considering Austin in no where near the size of New York or LA. This is one of the reasons I love living in Austin. It’s a small city, but still brings in so much culture through the live music scene, SXSW, ACL, and Austin Fashion Week, obviously. Nonetheless, these emerging and independent designers killed the fashion game on Friday night, with a lineup of 14 designers, I saw everything from lingerie to business professional wear. To give you guys a little peak into all the fashion inspo I took in, see below for highlights from my top 3 fave designers.
Ok guys, I’m pretty much OBSESSED with Chavon Shree. This designer brings all the boho, 70’s vibes to the runway, with bright, fun colors and designs. Almost every look had a headpiece, which I think truly pulls together the whole bohemian concept. Chavon Fortson, the creative genius behind the brand describes her line as a “modern hippie street wear women’s line” – and I couldn’t describe it better myself.
Jimmy Burner started out as a denim-only brand, but has grown to include a full collection, which I couldn’t be happier about. The line first debuted at NYFW, and it was the first brand ever, to represent Houston’s youngest male designer. Jimmy Burner brings Texas fashion to a national stage, which is much appreciated on my end. I died over all the metallic fabrics and the bright, gold color scheme. I love how modern this collection is, and the neon-colored makeup was the perfect added touch to a truly inspiring collection.
I’m so happy I discovered Maison Joile, the high-end lingerie and swimwear boutique out of Houston, TX. They carry popular designers such as La Perla, Cosabella, Emilio Pucci, Balenciaga, and Tom Ford. The designs from Maison Joile are so intricate and feminine, and I left the show making a mental note to visit this shop next time I’m in Houston.