Share, , Google Plus, Pinterest,


Posted in:

RECAP: Austin Fashion Week Thursday Runways

Benefiting Dell Children’s Medical Center


Keeping Austin fashionable since 2008, Matt Swinney, the founder of Austin Fashion Week, and his talented team produced a strong start to Austin’s most stylish event of the year. Held at the JW Marriott, Austin’s finest local designers showed their impressive collections to Austin fashionistas — a portion of ticket sales benefited Dell Children’s Medical Center.

Rianna Alberty @rimixcosmetics, Matt Swinney
Rianna Alberty, Matt Swinney

Pre-runway show, guests enjoyed red-carpet bubbles from event sponsor Chloe Wine Collection. Act one of the show featured Project Runway stars, such as local Austinite Daniel Esquivel, who utilized custom textiles and sequin overlays along with his signature pop of red in the form of a stunning cape coat.

2Chloe Wine Collection
Chloe Wine Collection

Texas-based rising talents finished off the first act. One featured designer was Oshlianna Dreamel Stewart, an 18-year-old patient at Dell Children’s Survivorship Clinic. Other patients from Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas modeled Oshlianna’s fashionable designs.

2September Scott, Jentri Quinn
September Scott, Jentri Quinn

Act two of the evening commenced with a playful tribute to honoree Laura Craddick, a style-setter and longtime supporter of Dell Children’s Medical Center. Models showed a peek into Craddick’s closet, showcasing some of the gorgeous looks, including some from local designers Katie Kime and Daniel Esquivel, that she has worn to various philanthropic Austin events.

2 Malia Aycock, Jessica Scott
Malia Aycock, Jessica Scott

The stylish Craddick was fittingly wearing a Katie Kime design. Kime, the fina designer of the evening, showcased a beautiful collection featuring her trademark prints and sherbet-hues … a sweet and beautiful dessert to a feast of fashion!

2Molly Phillips Jewelry
Molly Phillips Jewelry

Written by Jennifer Hoger

Jennifer Hoger

Jennifer Hoger is a Licensed Acupuncturist in both Texas and California. A health and wellness expert who comes from a long line of health practitioners, Jennifer takes great joy in empowering her patients to lead healthier lives. She is also a Yoga Works Certified Yoga teacher, having practiced yoga for the last 15 years, and an avid for-fun runner who loves the Austin Hike and Bike Trail. For more information visit:

14 posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *