Four of Austin’s most iconic designers will take to the catwalks of the Austin Music Hall on Saturday, May 11 for the Austin Fashion Awards. Brand new collections from dynamic household fashion name Kendra Scott, decadent and disheveled opulence from Boudoir Queen, beautifully sophisticated designs from Gail Chovan, and the glamorous, ultra-high fashion of Stephen Moser. Get your tickets

Friday, May 3, 2013 and Sunday, May 5 – Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Celebrating the local fashion industry, the 2013 Showcase Events will take place across four days May 3 and May 5 – 7, 2013 at participating retail, salon and spa locations. Eight talented Austinites were selected as “Showcase Designers” and paired with a local venue to host an official Austin Fashion Week event ranging from full-blown runway shows to intimate cocktail parties.

In addition to the Showcase pairings, dozens of other participating retailers will host their own events, many of which are free and open to the public.

A schedule of events will be posted at a later date on

WHO: The 2013 Showcase Pairings: BonBon by Micah Yancey at Urban Betty Salon, Cristal Martinez at Big Bertha’s Paradise,
Cynthia Bloom Collectible Jewelry at The Beauty Jar, Faith by Jessica at Benold’s Jewelers, Femailler at TONI&GUY, Jodi Rae Designs at Red Stella Salon, SMS Jewelry Designs at Langford Market, Tess Tots at fab’rik

WHEN: Friday, May 3, 2013 and Sunday, May 5 – Tuesday, May 7, 2013

WHERE: Friday, May 3, 2013: Downtown
Sunday, May 5, 2013: Hill Country Galleria
Monday, May 6, 2013: North of the River
Tuesday, May 7, 2013: South of the River

Wednesday, May 8 – Friday, May 10, 2013

Austin’s iconic music venue, La Zona Rosa, will be transformed into a fashion house during the 2013 AFW Runways & Marketplace on Thursday, May 8 – Friday, May 10, 2013. The 3-day event will feature up to eight local and national clothing designers each evening, while the Marketplace will display curated jewelry and accessories. Attendees will see over 20 collections, including pieces by returning Austin Fashion Week designer and former NBC Fashion Star, Ross Bennett, and Project Runway’s Daniel Esquivel.

New to Austin Fashion Week, this year guests will have the opportunity to inquire about designs on the runway during the show with the new “text to buy” interactive system. Onlookers can text a number that corresponds to a particular runway look, and the designer will contact them with more details about the piece at a later date.

WEDNESDAY RUNWAYS: Isabella Rose Taylor (Austin, TX), Katherine Micheal “Unantiquated” (Lubbock, TX),
TropiCouture (Houston, TX), Libellule (New Orleans, LA), Catherine Carter Hite (Austin, TX), L.A.M.B. by Young & Fabulous (Los Angeles, CA), RaggDahl (Dallas, TX), Rare Trends (Argentina)

WEDNESDAY MARKETPLACE: The Silver Acorn (Katy, TX), Teysha (Austin, TX), CHROMATICgallerie (New York, NY)

THURSDAY RUNWAYS: Ashley Zaba (Barrie, Ontario), KHG by Krystle Holnes (Houston, TX), Sheaffa (New York, NY), Megan Summerville (Austin, TX), Reese + Riley by Young & Fabulous (New York, NY), Chantelle by Teddies for Bettys (Paris, France), SEN Collection by Young & Fabulous (Los Angeles, CA)

THURSDAY MARKETPLACE: Lauren Luna (Pearland, TX), Jamie Slye Designs (Austin, TX), Mirta Tummino Studio (Houston, TX), Jodi Rae Designs (Austin, TX), Liz James Designs (Austin, TX)

FRIDAY RUNWAYS: Crowned Bird (Austin, TX), three07 (Birmingham, AL), Pearl Southern Couture (Austin, TX), Vian Hunter (Seattle, WA), RVN by Young & Fabulous (New York, NY), Lilly Lorraine (Austin, TX), The Ross Bennett Collection (Austin, TX), Daniel Esquivel (Austin, TX)

FRIDAY MARKETPLACE: Cindy Schulze Jewelry (Houston, TX), Crystal4U (Weston, FL), Andrea Montgomery Designs (San Francisco, CA), Cynthia Bloom Collectible Jewelry (Austin, TX), Jeannie Vianney (Austin, TX), Hari Mari (Dallas, TX)

Hair provided by Pearl Hair and Make-up Studio (Wednesday), Propaganda Hair Group (Thursday), SALON by milk + honey (Friday) and Makeup by FaceKandy

WHEN: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 – Friday, May 10, 2013
Doors Open: 6:30pm; Show Begins: 7:15pm

WHERE: La Zona Rosa
612 West 4th St.
Austin, TX 78701

TIX: Individual Tickets to AFW Runways & Marketplace ($70/night seated, $50/night standing)
All Access Event Badges ($250)
VIP Packages (1 for $600, 2 for $1000) are available for purchase at:

VIP ticket holders will have access to the VIP Lounge presented by Aztec Events & Tents and CW Austin with complimentary wine, cocktails and appetizers.


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