On the heels of fashion weeks in cities like Tokyo, Milan, and Paris, Austin heats up for a stylish hyper-local series of its own. Fashion X Austin’s annual Austin Fashion Week returns for its 10th anniversary — and the happenings are sure to be haute.
Running March 29 through April 7, AFW is a fashion marathon featuring 10 events the best-dressed Austinites won't want to miss. For a full list of events, visit the AFW website.
Thursday, March 29
Fashion X Austin LIVE!
Music and style collide for the first time ever at KLRU’s Studio 6A for the kickoff of AFW. Attendees will see the debut of men’s suiting line Jhoanna Alba and the launch of the Mommy & Me line created by Leah Harris, wife of Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. Models will strut down the Katie Kime-designed runway to live performances by musical guests The Mrs. and SaulPaul. Tickets are $35-$150.
Saturday, March 31
Austin Fashion Week Soirees
Party hop in the name of fashion to boutiques, salons, spas, gallery spaces, and more venues across the city during AFW Soirees. As part of the series, the stylish 2nd Street District hosts an epic block party featuring events including the Mary Claret’s Wrap Skirt Bar and the Katrina O’day Jewelry Trunk Show. Most events are free and open to the public. For a full list of parties and venues, visit the AFW website.
Thursday, April 5
Bernina Fashion Fund Showcase
To begin the first evening of runway shows during AFW, Fashion X Austin debuts the inaugural Bernina Fashion Fund Showcase at Vault Space. A competitive event, attendees will see five runway looks from more than a dozen rising designers or fashion labels. Competing designers will have a chance to win the People’s Choice Award and be crowned the 2018 Bernina Fashion Fund winner. Tickets are $25-$195.
Friday, April 6
Austin Fashion Week Friday Runways & Gallery
Experience a chic showcase featuring some of Austin’s most prominent designers at Vault Space. Models will float down the 92-foot runway donning the collections of Maison Jolie, League of Rebels, Miles David, Project Runway's Gunnar Deatherage, and many more. In addition to gorgeous fashions, Friday Runways will honor 2018 Style Setter Kirstin Ross and benefit Dell Children’s Medical Center. Tickets are $35-$250.
Saturday, April 7
Austin Fashion Week Saturday Runways & Gallery
Collections from the best local designers in the city continue their runway showcases in a finale of fashion and fanfare at Vault Space. Attendees can view collections by designers including Brittany Nicole, Austin School of Fashion Design, Fox In Gown, and celebrity designer Amanda Valentine of Project Runway. Capsule collections by rising Texas designers like Amberleaf, Nomzee Designs, and Perfect Population will grace the runway during the final evening. Saturday Runways will honor Style Setter Venus Strawn and proceeds will benefit The Rise School of Austin.