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FASHION X AUSTIN: BLANC

November 9, 2015 — by HuesOfMan0

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LifestylePeoplePlaces

FASHION X AUSTIN: BLANC

November 9, 2015 — by HuesOfMan0

THE WEEKEND RECAP

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On Friday, November 6th, Fashion X Austin presented BLANC, a one-night, fashion-filled event of  runway shows and photo shoots from talented Texas-based designers and boutiques. The event also featured pop-up shops from all over Texas and topped the night off with the finale of the BERNINA Blanc Design Challenge. The contest consisted of 12 finalists from all over the country judged by a renowned panel of judges, including Catherine Lowe, Courtney Kerr, and Michelle Lee. The collections offered a wide variety of styles ranging from elegant gowns, to technical modern pieces. The unifying theme was white, to pay homage to the snowy Alps, the home to the BERNINA sewing machine company. After an intense battle, Neil Marek was crowned the winner of the $20,000 grand prize package.

Winner Neil Merrek with the FashionxAustin hosts
Winner Neil Marek with the FashionxAustin hosts

Congratulations to all 12 designers for an outstanding job! Check out the gallery above!

Alisha Contreras (Austin),
Samantha Plasencia (Austin),
Dina Chavez (Austin),
Venny Etienne (Dallas),
Amanda Scarlett Smith (San Francisco),
Hannah Leonard (Austin),
Marissa Marsh (Austin),
Kraig Pieper (Chicago),
Neil Marek (Dallas),
Stefanie Bell (Austin),
Cristal Martinez (Austin),
Kassie Carrell (New Braunfels)

Meanwhile, the HoM team got a chance to chat with vendors and guests, and shopped and chatted with merchants in-between presentations. Check out all the behind scenes action below:

HoM is live on the scene!
HoM is live on the scene!

 

BTS with Chance sporting a classic suited up look for the evening.
BTS with Chance sporting a classic suit for the evening.

 

Also ran into Catherine Lowe, one of the guest judges of the BERNINA Blanc Design Challenge
RJ ran into Catherine Lowe, one of the guest judges of the BERNINA Blanc Design Challenge.

 

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#HMBalmainNation! Jonathan Hall sporting the velvet blazer and military patent leather boots fresh from the Balmain x H&M collaboration.

 

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It’s another member of #HMBalmaination! Jackeé Trinidad along with Yani sporting their looks from the Balmain collab!
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Yani with one of the BLANC vendors and the alpaca fur scarf.

 

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RJ with the beautiful ladies of LIBERTY 61  

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