A beautiful affair
Chic Austin crowd sneaks first peek at local fashion house's dreamy new collection
What: Esby Fest VIP Fashion Show
Where: Big Red Sun
The lowdown: Even withdaylight 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.