Austin Fashion Week was started in 2009 as the brainchild of local event producer Matt Swinney and Launch787. Seeking to establish Austin as a credible capital for fashion industry talent, Swinney created an event that started as primarily a local retailer showcase.
In July 2009, a series of over 80 events featuring local designers was held, dubbed the first Austin Fashion Week. The week was capped off by a stunning first annual Austin Fashion Awards, giving out Golden Boot hardware to deserving men and women in the local industry. Highlights included a Corey Lynn Calter pop up shop, a full collection from Project Runway alum Kayne, and mini-collections from graduating University of Texas designers. This year’s event is bigger than ever. There are 2 days of shows and a huge after party planned for tomorrow.. I would advise everyone to take a road trip and enjoy this great event.
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