Warning: Closet envy may ensue. The eighth edition of Austin Fashion Week kicked off its weeklong celebration on Friday, April 15, wrapping Saturday, April 23. From a luxurious mother-daughter brunch and shopping events to exclusive soirees and runway shows, Austin Fashion Week showcased some of the style world’s top emerging designers.
With hot looks careening down the runways, equally as stylish were the Austinites in attendance flaunting their most fashionable ‘fits. We picked some of our favorite ensembles spotted — on and off the runway — at Austin Fashion Week for the ultimate spring style inspiration.
Kaily Mae Sieck, Hilary Rose, Cynthia Velasco, Jonie Howard, and Sylvia Vaquera pose together on the red carpet.
Project Runway's Jeffrey Sebelia showed off bright colors and prints in his "Kids" collection.
Project Runway stars Sean Kelly, Michelle Lesniak, and Gunnar Deatherage keep it casual.
Sean Kelly's collection featured feathered womenswear.
Dominic Alonzo and Samantha Plasencia stand out with varying blue accents.
Samantha Plasencia's bold collection won her the Bernina Fashion Fund Award.
Olympic gold medalist Natasha Hastings stuns with this high-waisted look.
Katie Kime played with fun summer prints in her runway collection.
Blogger Ralph Macabitas stands out in a colorful print suit while Yanira Leon flaunts a bright vintage look.
Daniel Esquivel once again proved that he's not afraid of color and wacky prints in his latest collection.
Steve Foster's tribute to Prince, who passed away during Austin Fashion Week.
We loved this monochromatic look from Plenty FM.
It comes as no surprise that successful Austin designer Ross Bennet and wife, Erin, wowed the camera.
Michelle Lesniak served up a different take on festival wear with her city witch meets boho vibe.
Andre Williams and Mike Seitz effortlessly pull off a laid-back look on the red carpet.
Amanda Valentine mastered the art of color blocking in her ready-to-wear looks.
Sloane Lenz, an Austin designer, and brother Felix, a model, show off outfits as fun as her collection.
Bentley + Lace made models into princesses with these adorable frocks.
There's a lot to love about Korto Momolu's outfit, but we're really coveting that stellar belt.
Tinsley Radix closed out its collection with a simple yet elegant evening wear look.