A beautiful affair

Chic Austin crowd sneaks first peek at local fashion house's dreamy new collection

Chic Austin crowd sneaks peek at local fashion house's new collection

Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Every look designer Stephanie Beard conceptualizes is staple-worthy. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Courtney DiSabato Stephanie Beard Amna Dermish
Courtney DiSabato, Esby founder and Designer Stephanie Beard, and Amna Dermish. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Haylie Schwartz Jen Staples
Haylie Schwartz and Jen Staples. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Leland Crosby Annie Lynch
Leland Crosby and Annie Lynch. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Sarah Schroller Krissy Hearn Claire Schapei
Sarah Schroller, Krissy Hearn, and Claire Schapei. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Carlos Jackson Rachel Staggs
Carlos Jackson and Rachel Staggs. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Carson Monahan Lauren Kirby Hayley Gift
Carson Monahan, Lauren Kirby, and Hayley Gift. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Morgan Sommer Taylor Janney
Morgan Sommer and Taylor Janney. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Stella Blackman Matt Ross Megan West
Stella Blackmon, Matt Ross, and Megan West. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Kirsten Rechnitz Dave Cajolet Elona Rose
Kirsten Rechnitz, Dave Cajolet, and Elona Rose. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Stephanie Duncan Gretchen Jones Brittany Ewing
Stephanie Duncan, Gretchen Jones, and Brittany Ewing. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Cydney Holm Caroline Miller
Cydney Holm and Caroline Miller. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Gabby Martinez Chance Garcia
Gabby Martinez and Chance Garcia. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Courtney DiSabato Stephanie Beard Amna Dermish
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Haylie Schwartz Jen Staples
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Leland Crosby Annie Lynch
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Sarah Schroller Krissy Hearn Claire Schapei
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Carlos Jackson Rachel Staggs
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Carson Monahan Lauren Kirby Hayley Gift
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Morgan Sommer Taylor Janney
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Stella Blackman Matt Ross Megan West
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Kirsten Rechnitz Dave Cajolet Elona Rose
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Stephanie Duncan Gretchen Jones Brittany Ewing
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Cydney Holm Caroline Miller
Esby Fest 2019 at Big Red Sun Austin Gabby Martinez Chance Garcia

What: Esby Fest VIP Fashion Show

Where: Big Red Sun

The lowdown: Even with daylight savings time, the fashion show must go on. On March 10, Austin's chicest crowd gathered to witness the second annual Esby Fashion Show and celebrate the Austin company's fifth year in business.

VIPs, friends, and fellow creatives were welcomed with custom cocktails and buckets of ice-cold Topo Chico in the middle of the dreamy Big Red Sun space, which was transformed into a bespoke fashion runway for the occasion. After taking their seats, guests were treated to the Todo Santos-inspired collection, a series of breezy, chic looks for women and men. 

Though she bypassed the normal post-show runway walk, opting instead for a simple wave out of the window, designer Stephanie Beard made the rounds after, greeting guests and turning the event into a festive, celebratory affair. 

The fashion show was the capstone of the day-long Esby Fest, a second annual curation of workshops, panels, live music, and pop-up shops by one of Austin's sharpest labels.

Who: Caitlin Ryan, Jenny Schipani, Leigh Ann Kalman, Stella Blackmon, Margaret Williams, Matt Ross, Megan West, Kirsten Rechnitz, Dave Cajolet, Gabby Martinez, Chance Garcia, Haylie Schwartz, Stephanie Duncan, Gretchen Jones, Brittany Ewing, Carson Monahan, Lauren Kirby, Leland Crosby, Annie Lynch Hayley Gift, Jen Staples, and Elona Rose.