Austin Fashion Week ditches the runway for totally interactive experience
What: Austin Fashion Week Kickoff
The lowdown: This year, Austin Fashion Week kicked off the annual event with something less over-the-top — and more social. The kickoff show highlighted looks inspired by decades of the 20th century, as created by top local stylists. Instead of strolling the catwalk, models moved freely about the massive space, mingling with guests.
The totally interactive event granted guests close-ups of each look throughout the night instead of a quick glimpse on the runway. Stylists were sprinkled in the crowd, along with other members of Austin's growing fashion community. Austin Fashion Week continues through next week with soirees thrown by local salons and boutiques and a series of runway shows.
Who: Adriana Morfitt, Kara Swinney, Matt Swinney, Toni Barnes, Raquel Montano, Courtney Shields, Ashley Hargrove, Joana Wilkinson.