Fashion Week Takes A Bow
Rising stars and trailblazers honored at the glamorous Austin Fashion Awards
After a week featuring the hottest trends across town, Austin Fashion Week wrapped at Austin Music Hall on May 3 with the sixth annual Austin Fashion Awards. Talented newcomers and seasoned designers were honored with the prestigious "Golden Boot" awards.
Winners in the Rising Stars category included Martha Lynn Kale, Kelly Wynne White, Jessica Bird and Cristina Facundo. The Trailblazer category honored Elizabeth Gibson; lingerie designer, Megan Summerville; Linda Asaf; and Eve Nichols, head of the Department of Human Ecology at the University of Texas. Austin Fashion Week's Philanthropist of the Year award went to Chelle Morrison of Urban Betty Salon.
A variety of fashion showcases entertained the stylish audience. Highlights included designs from AFW Mash Up Team finalists, and showcases from 12-year-old designer Isabella Rose Taylor, Raven & Lily and Rare Trends.
Prominent guests included Kara and Matt Swinney, Rochelle Rae, Tomas Giamboi, Leonardo D’Almagro and Dr. Louis Taylor.