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2016 Austin Fashion Week Recap

April 29, 2016 — by HuesOfMan0

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LifestyleMenswearPeoplePlaces

2016 Austin Fashion Week Recap

April 29, 2016 — by HuesOfMan0

Another one for the books!

Another year, another successful Fashion week in Austin, TX. FashionX Austin’s AFW16 started on the 15th of April with a full on launch party, brunches, and weeklong soirées at various boutiques across the city in support of the budding fashion community in town. After 8 years, the success of the event has garnered attention nationwide with hundreds flocking to attend the festivities. Luckily, (and in big thanks to POM Media) Hues of Man was there to cover all the action for both Friday and Saturday shows. The runway nights consisted of collections by dozens of designers from across the country. For Friday, the lineup included:

• Jefferey Siberia: DtE
• Sonjia Williams
• Korto Momolu
• Gunnar Dethrage
• Gail Chovani
• Linda Asaf
• Rare Trends
• Sally Daneshjou
• Lauren Nicole
• Clan of Cro

We arrived around 7:30 and managed to check-in for press and do photo rounds. This year we decided to coordinate together and go on for a full Gucci look. BRING ON THE FLORALS! Yanira donned a pleated black skirt with a vintage Saint Laurent floral top, gross grain black bow, Gucci flower pin, vintage yellow lens glasses, and a Gucci wool knit hat. For myself, I wore look #5 from Gucci SS16

Running into our friend Cara from SXStyle!
Running into our friend Cara from SXStyle!
Cheesin' on the red carpet- swaggy!
Cheesin’ on the red carpet- swaggy!
More new friends from AFW16! Jesse Pasion
More new friends from AFW16! Jesse Pasion
The Nueva Latina is in the house!
The Nueva Latina is in the house!
Always a pleasure seeing our friend Ricky Soto of Soto&Co.
Always a pleasure seeing our friend Ricky Soto of Soto&Co.

Friday Night Favorite

Gunner’s collection was our favorite of the night with a fun concept that fused vintage fashion with modern silhouettes. Within his collection we saw the late 60s and 70s inspired fashion (which we are living for! at he moment…) which drew are eyes- along with the glitter accents.

Saturday Night

On the final night, we knew we’d see the best of the best (and our favorites Ross and Sloane) so we wanted to go out with a bang. For our Saturday night looks we went for a more dressy Gucci inspired look. Yani chose some pink trousers, ruffled white top with a Gucci pink crepe silk scarf- along with Gucci aviator sunglasses with the clear tinted frame. And of course, I brought out the Gucci Tian suit from SS16 runway. So much positive vibes toward our looks- I’m glad everyone appreciated it!

Yani and I on the red carpet!
Yani and I on the red carpet!

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Can you hear us now? Haha we ran into our faves! Sloane Lenz with brother Felix!
Can you hear us now? Haha we ran into our faves! Sloane Lenz with brother Felix!
The man of the hour! Ross Bennett!
The man of the hour! Ross Bennett!

Saturday Night Favorites

Lineup:
• Melissa Fleis
• Michelle Lesniak
• Amanda Valentine
• Ross Bennett
• Scout Sports
• This is Sloane
• Isabella Rose Taylor
• Bentley & Lace
• Tinsley Radix

Hands down our favorites of the night were Sloane and Ross! Both presented well executed collections with Sloane providing creativity and unique silhouettes and Ross with elegant and well tailored suits.

Sloane Faves:

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Ross Bennett Faves

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Overall, AFW 2016 was a complete success. Bigger crowds, amazing talent, and a whole lot of fashion! Cant wait to see what’s in store for 2017- but until then, theres FxDallas, Houston, and FxMEN on the way! See you all there!

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