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Hot looks from Austin Fashion Week's first runway shows

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Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways G.I.A.N.
Honduran designer Gian Padilla Suarez was one of eight designers who showed their collections on the second night of Austin Fashion Week runway shows. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways S.T.E.F.
First up was local line S.T.E.F. which stands for "Sustainable Threads Ethical Fashion." They debuted their line of tailored, chic, and mostly monochrome women's wear. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways S.T.E.F.
S.T.E.F. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways S.T.E.F.
S.T.E.F. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways S.T.E.F.
S.T.E.F. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways M.E. Shirley
M.E. Shirley's line was simple and wearable, focusing on floral prints and neutral tones. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways M.E. Shirley
M.E. Shirley. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways M.E. Shirley
M.E. Shirley. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways M.E. Shirley
M.E. Shirley. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Romey Roe
Romey Roe's line had somewhat sophisticated design with an edgy punch. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Romey Roe
Romey Roe. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Romey Roe
Romey Roe. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Romey Roe
Romey Roe. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways G.I.A.N.
G.I.A.N. showed their line next, which showed off geometric lines and stuck to a palette of red, white, and black. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways G.I.A.N.
G.I.A.N.'s models also sported matching eyewear. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways G.I.A.N.
G.I.A.N. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways G.I.A.N.
G.I.A.N. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Adrienne Yunger
Adrienne Yunger's line showed off a new take on bridalwear. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Adrienne Yunger
Adrienne Yunger. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Adrienne Yunger
Adrienne Yunger. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Adrienne Yunger
Adrienne Yunger. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Ragg Dahl
Ragg Dahl's line showed the same penchant for well-constructed garments as they did last year. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Ragg Dahl
Ragg Dahl. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Ragg Dahl
Ragg Dahl. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Ragg Dahl
Ragg Dahl. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Kucoon
Kucoon's line featured many sheer pieces, along with other more wearable garments with unique cuts. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Kucoon
Kucoon. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Kucoon
Kucoon. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Kucoon
Kucoon. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Ross Bennett
Ross Bennett showed off his menswear line in this year's show. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Ross Bennett
Ross Bennett. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Ross Bennett
Ross Bennett. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Ross Bennett
Ross Bennett. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Wednesday Runways Glossy Girls
Glossy Girls. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Wednesday Runways Crowned Bird BAKA
Crowned Bird was one of nine lines that participated in the first night of Austin Fashion Week runway shows at Austin Music Hall. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Wednesday Runways A. Gunk
Mississippi line A. Gunk showed a variety of metallic and iridescent pieces, mixed with more simple, but edgy garments. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Wednesday Runways Glossy Girls
Glossy Girls. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Wednesday Runways OFabz Swimwear
OFabz swimwear focused mainly on vintage-looking high-waisted bikinis with cute and girly prints. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Wednesday Runways Mysterious NPN
Mysterious NPN. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Wednesday Runways LaLa
LaLa. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways G.I.A.N.
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways S.T.E.F.
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways S.T.E.F.
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways S.T.E.F.
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways S.T.E.F.
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways M.E. Shirley
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways M.E. Shirley
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways M.E. Shirley
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways M.E. Shirley
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Romey Roe
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Romey Roe
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Romey Roe
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Romey Roe
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways G.I.A.N.
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways G.I.A.N.
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways G.I.A.N.
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways G.I.A.N.
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Adrienne Yunger
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Adrienne Yunger
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Adrienne Yunger
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Adrienne Yunger
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Ragg Dahl
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Ragg Dahl
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Ragg Dahl
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Ragg Dahl
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Kucoon
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Kucoon
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Kucoon
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Kucoon
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Ross Bennett
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Ross Bennett
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Ross Bennett
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Thursday Runways Ross Bennett
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Wednesday Runways Glossy Girls
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Wednesday Runways Crowned Bird BAKA
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Wednesday Runways A. Gunk
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Wednesday Runways Glossy Girls
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Wednesday Runways OFabz Swimwear
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Wednesday Runways Mysterious NPN
Austin Fashion Week 2014 Wednesday Runways LaLa

The first two nights of Austin Fashion Week's runway shows offered an impressive look at local and international designers.

Nine designers from across the country were featured on Wednesday night. Some designs were questionable in how fashion-forward they actually were (Native American headdresses and tropical print resort wear, anyone?), but there were some pleasant surprises. Crowned Bird debuted a new collection for the second year in a row at AFW, showing off the "kawaii" designs filled with unique prints and bright colors. Mysterious NPN showed off darker and elegant evening wear designs. 

Thursday's show focused mainly on womenswear and ended with the new menswear line from local designer Ross Bennett. The most impressive and innovative designs came from the line G.I.A.N. out of Honduras, which featured geometric, futuristic cuts. Local line S.T.E.F. also showed off a new line of sustainable and ethical clothing that was simple, yet chic.

The fun continues with Friday night's Project Runway Designer All Stars show.

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