We’re coming in hot & heavy as we careen toward the end of the spring social season and boy is this week packed with goodies. Consider this: for the next three days, Texas Women for the Arts welcomes their members to Austin for their statewide meeting. Then on the Barton Springs Conservancy celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Barton Springs Bathouse with a big bash at the Driskill. Friday is opening night for Ballet Austin‘s Alice (in Wonderland) and Austin Fashion Week hits the apex on Saturday evening with Moda x Mexico, a unique and exclusive peek at fashion from our neighbors to the south.
Austin Social Planner: Hey Matt. Thanks for carving out time in the lead up to Austin Fashion Week. We know it’s a busy time for you, however we thought our readers would appreciate hearing more about this exciting collaboration between these notable Mexican designers and Austin Fashion Week, which seems like something we can’t experience everyday.
Matt Swinney: You’re right, Kevin. Moda X Mexico will be the very first time (in recent memory) that a complete delegation of fashion designers from a foreign country shows in Texas.
MS: Upon arrival, guests will be able to capture the creative setting by being photographed next to a 10-foot tall live model covered entirely in Monarch butterflies. The installation is being created by Mandarin Design Lab and is a celebration of this beloved creature that spans the Texas/Mexico border during its migration.
MS: All seats are front row, so you’ll get a clear view of each model on the runway, head to toe.
MS: The Alegreea Gallery will allow you to shop for finds directly from Mexican designers, who are not carried otherwise in the United States. Think hand cast jewelry, loom weaved handbags, and modern artisanal pieces.
Moda x Mexico takes place this Saturday, May 13th at The Driskill. Tickets range from $150 to $295 and can be purchased online.