The Rise of Texas Couture
When you first think of Texas, a few words come to mind: horses, cowboys, oil, Beyoncé.
But fashion is a topic few pay attention to in the Lone Star State. However, that has not been the case lately with the efforts of Matt Swinney and his team at Fashion X. Throughout the past couple of years, the organization has managed to foster a budding fashion scene with runway shows in Austin, Dallas, and now Houston. The shows serve as Texas’ own gathering of fashionistas, designers, bloggers, and photographers to celebrate fashion.
The HoM Team was in attendance for the 3rd annual Fashion X Dallas sponsored by Cadillac on September 9-10th. Each night displayed collections from several top Texan and out-of-state designers. Here are our top picks from both nights:
Friday night consisted of runway looks from Suit Supply, Sonjia Williams, This is Sloane, The Porcelain Teacup, Gunnar Detherage, Amanda Valentine, Heidi Dillon, Nour Diab, Shalon B., SixChel, and Symbology.
Our Top Picks: Suit Supply & This Is Sloane
Despite being the only full men’s collection shown, Suit Supply managed to serve a solid presentation for its winter line. The collection was based on the concept of layering to enhance the common color palletes found in most mens’ wardrobes. In addition, the line included pieces that allowed for more texture to compliment each look.
This Is Sloane
Designer Sloane Lenz had the most colorful and creative pieces of the night. She is definitely one to watch, as each season she gets funkier and better. This year, Sloane treated her fans to Collection 4, which is a mixture of 1920s and 1970s silhouettes to form a visual story of revolution and rebellion. Here are some of our favorite looks from the evening:
Saturday Highlights from Yanira
Kortu Momolu’s runway was another highlight. There were several pieces I adored such as the straw skirt, which was featured in a number of looks throughout the show. Her collection was a great amalgamation of her background, beautiful textures, and vibrant colors that showcased colorful pieces.
Sean Kelly was hands-down my favorite runway of the night. Lately, I’ve been gravitating toward more colorful and eclectic pieces, but Sean’s collection illustrated how a white palette can be so simple but exciting. As soon as I saw the do-rags on the models I perked up immediately. The collection had pops of color sprinkled throughout, as well as metallic accents. The sock worn by several of the models were a great nod to Vetements jersey sock heels (seen below).
Nine Muse was a sexy collection with structured clean lines and dark hues. They drew inspiration from plants and insects, which you can see in their choice of colors. The designers stated their collection is inspired by the timeless beauty of nature. Plus, everything is cruelty-free and made in the U.S.
Overall, Fashion X pulled off another fantastic show of Texas couture. Lineups were great as well as the concepts for each collection. Now, it’s Houston’s turn. See you guys there!