It was a no brainer that Urban Swank would be in the House for Austin Fashion Week this year, since it is now fully featured on the site. The hard part was choosing which events we wanted to attend?!?! In the end we picked the final two runway events.
Thursday night was a ton of fun, with up and coming local Austin and beyond designers showcasing their lines on the runway and in the marketplace. The designers that rocked the runway on Thursday night were: S.T.E.F, M.E. Shirley, Romey Roe, G.I.A.N., Ragg Dahl, KUCOON, Adrienne Yunger, and Ross Bennett.
Friday night was major if you like fashion and LOVE Lifetime network hit television show Project Runway, because it was the Designer All Star Show. The evening featured six of the most popular designers from the show; Korto Momolu, Jeffrey Sebelia, Melissa Fleis, Mychael Knight, Michelle Lesniak, and Austin’s own Daniel Esquivel. Yes, it was definitely a bucket list kind of night with all these fashion all-stars in the house showing off their lines. A few highlights from the night were:
• Jeffrey Sebelia showcased his new kids line called La Miniatura. This collection, that reinterprets late 70′s to early 80′s post-punk styles for boys and girls, was well received by the crowd.
• Melissa Fleis showed her Fall/Winter 2014 line which she calls “Defiant”. It plays to Melissa’s strengths of mixing softer fabrics with harder materials like leather and metals to give a practical and wearable collection with a modern edge.