Moving fashion forward

This raw, inclusive show is transforming Austin's fashion underground


Diptych II Fashion Show Melissa Taylor
Photo by Shelley Neuman
Diptych II Fashion Show Samantha Fabry
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Diptych II Fashion Show Samantha Fabry
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Diptych II Fashion Show Samantha Fabry
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Diptych II Fashion Show Ida Béhjat
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Diptych II Fashion Show Ida Béhjat
Photo by Shelley Neuman
Diptych II Fashion Show Ida Béhjat
Photo by Shelley Neuman
Diptych II Fashion Show Ida Béhjat
Photo by Shelley Neuman
Diptych II Fashion Show Ida Béhjat
Photo by Shelley Neuman
Diptych II Fashion Show Melissa Taylor
Photo by Shelley Neuman
Diptych II Fashion Show Melissa Taylor
Photo by Shelley Neuman
Diptych II Fashion Show Melissa Taylor
Photo by Shelley Neuman
Diptych II Fashion Show Melissa Taylor
Photo by Shelley Neuman
Diptych II Fashion Show Melissa Taylor
Photo by Shelley Neuman
Diptych II Fashion Show Melissa Taylor
Photo by Shelley Neuman
Diptych II Fashion Show Melissa Taylor
Photo by Shelley Neuman
Diptych II Fashion Show Paul Chavarria Fifi Mir
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Diptych II Fashion Show Kate Forsberg Kenneth McCammon Frankie Reilly
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Diptych II Fashion Show Corey Toland Ruby Knight
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Diptych II Fashion Show Melina Perez Madison Gordon
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Diptych II Fashion Show Phillip Jones Sat Willis
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Diptych II Fashion Show Susanne Perez Paulina Robles Chris Johnson
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Diptych II Fashion Show Dominique Ivory Ron Wayne John Tuff
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Diptych II Fashion Show Liz Berg Van Nong Alan Le
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Diptych II Fashion Show Whitney Lambert
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On May 5, in a warehouse space located behind the Austin School of Film, hundreds of people gathered to witness part two of a runway series put on by local indie designers Samantha Fabry, Ida Béhjat, and Melissa Taylor in collaboration with Hyperreal Film Club and sponsored by Co-Lab Projects.

This raw, inclusive showcase has become Austin's new fashion underground, taking the boring and uninspiring runway shows that have become all too commonplace across the city and throwing them aside. These young emerging designers (and the show's creatively dressed attendees) gave us a fresh reminder that fashion is equal parts art and self-expression.

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Design by Melissa Taylor.

The show opened with looks by Samantha Fabry, which echoed the raw and minimalist aesthetic of the abandoned warehouse space where the show took place.

Design by Samantha Fabry.

Design by Samantha Fabry.

Ida Béhrat's hopelessly romantic designs featured flowing fabrics, subtle color, and jewel embellishments.

Design by Ida Béhjat.

Design by Ida Béhjat.

Design by Ida Béhjat.

Design by Ida Béhjat.

Melissa Taylor's showstopping end-of-show looks were a plasticine macabre daydream, filled with hauntingly beautiful feminine silhouettes.

Design by Melissa Taylor.

Design by Melissa Taylor.

Design by Melissa Taylor.

Design by Melissa Taylor.

Design by Melissa Taylor.

Design by Melissa Taylor.

Paul Chavarria and Fifi Mir.

Katie Forsberg, Kenneth McCammon, and Frankie Reilly.

Corey Toland and Ruby Knight.

Melina Perez and Madison Gordon.

Phillip Jones and Sat Willis.

Susanne Perez, Paulina Robles, and Chris Johnson.

Dominique Ivory, Ron Wayne, and John Tuff.

Liz Berg, Van Nong, and Alan Le.

Whitney Lambert.