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RECAP: Austin Fashion Week FINALE

Austin Fashion Week concluded its 7th annual extravaganza last weekend at the Austin Music Hall with FINALE.  The night featured runway looks from Austin based designers and labels Ross Bennett, Gail Chovan, Sally Daneshjou Designs, LaRue Designs, Rare Trends, Samantha Plasencia, This is Sloane, and Nine Mus.
Model, Gail Chovan_Photo Credit Gregg Cestaro-Fashionably Austin
Model, Gail Chovan

FINALE also included the handing out of the much anticipated AFW’s Golden Boot Awards. The 7th Annual Austin Fashion Awards Golden Boot Winners included:

  • Austin Fashion Fund winner: Spire the Label 
  • Mash-Up: Synergy
  • Critic’s Choice Mash-Up: Mysterious
  • Rising Stars:
    • Jessi Afshin (The Darling Detail)
    • Chris & Wendy Bykowski (Dandy’s)
    • Paola Moore (Rare Trends)
    • Evan Streusand (Fortress of Inca)
  •  Trailblazers:
    • Laura Del Villaggio (Milli Starr)
    • Roy Fredericks (Avant Salon)
    • Joshua Martin (Bella Salon)
    • Rory McNeill (Roar)
    • Stephanie O’Neill (Estilo)

Congratulations to all involved on yet another spectacular week!

Jennifer Harding, Melissa Rivera, Haylee Clark, Kaily Sieck_Photo Credit Gregg Cestaro-Fashionably Austin
Jennifer Harding, Melissa Rivera, Haylee Clark, Kaily Sieck
Kara Swinney, Matt Swinney_Photo Credit Gregg Cestaro-Fashionably Austin
Kara Swinney, Matt Swinney
Alex Zhang, Guest_Photo Credit Steve Wampler-Fashionably Austin
Alex Zhang, Guest
Models for Nine Muses_Photo Credit Gregg Cestaro-Fashionably Austin
Models for Nine Muses
Erin Bradley, Justice Kinley_Photo Credit Steve Wampler-Fahsionably Austin
Erin Bradley, Justice Kinley
AFW Golden Boot Awards_Photo Credit Gregg Cestaro-Fashionably Austin
AFW Golden Boot Awards
Stephen Moser, creed, Alton DuLaney_Photo Credit Steve Wampler-Fashionably Austin
Stephen Moser, Creed, Alton DuLaney

Photos by Gregg Cestaro and Steve Wampler for Fashionably Austin

Written by Kevin Smothers

Kevin Smothers

Co-Founder and Editorial Director,
Austin Social Planner

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