THE DOMAIN
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
DOORS: 6:30, SHOW: 8:00

FASHION IS ABOUT DISCOVERY.
AT DESIGNERS, YOU’LL BE WOWED BY A DOZEN  EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED FASHION BRANDS FROM TEXAS AND BEYOND. THESE DESIGNERS ARE ALL PLAYING WITH FASHION BOUNDARIES. THEY’RE ALL FOCUSED ON WHAT’S NEXT IN FASHION. COME SEE THEM NOW SO YOU CAN SAY “I SAW THEM WHEN…”
FEATURING PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS, PROMINENT TEXAS LABELS AND BRAND NEW EMERGING DESIGNERS.
WE ARE PROUD TO HONOR 2019 STYLE SETTER SARAH STEM BENEFITTING TEXAS ADVOCACY PROJECT. COME GET A PEEK INSIDE SARAH’S STUNNING CLOSET AND SUPPORT THIS AMAZING CAUSE.
FEATURED ON THE RUNWAY
AMANDA VALENTINE

Amanda Valentine is a wardrobe stylist and fashion designer living in Nashville, TN. She competed on season 11 of Project Runway and was voted back by fans for another shot in Season 13 of Project Runway where she placed runner-up. She most recently appeared on Season 6 of Project Runway All Stars. When not dressing musicians for photo shoots, music videos and red carpet events, she works on hand making each item she ships to customers all over the world.

amandavalentine.com

COULEUR + BLINDé BY ANTHONY RYAN
Anthony Ryan is a Texas-based fashion designer who won the second season of Lifetime’s Project Runway All Stars, along with the title of Fan Favorite & most recently was featured on the All Stars International Winners Edition. He was also cast
on the ninth season of Lifetime’s Project Runway. A Louisiana State University graduate known for his unconventional use of fabrics and raw outlook, Anthony Ryan has been recognized nationally for his award-winning designs in publications such as Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, USA Today, US Weekly & OK Magazine. He has also studied design techniques in Paris, France, under the creative minds behind Vivienne Westwood, Basil Soda, Elie Saab, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Anne-Valerie Hash.

 

With his label Couleur + Blindé by Anthony Ryan, he creates fashion to inspire the modern individual with clean lines, definitive shapes, bold colors & unconventional fabric selections. His innovative use of color, pattern, texture & simple forms continues to bring forward-thinking individuals striking pieces that are current yet unfading.

SAMANTHA PLASENCIA
Starting her design journey in college, Samantha has been designing for over fourteen years now. She has been featured on the Lifetime hit series “Project Runway”, showcased at NY Fashion Week, and has done mentorships for aspiring designers along the way. Having a focus on streetwear with a fashion forward eye, Samantha is able to mix street & glam while keeping it fun.
BRITTANY ALLEN
Brittany graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2011 with a BS in Human Environmental Sciences and graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2013 with a MFA in Fashion Design. Almost immediately after graduating, she accepted a lead designer position with a company that owned 4 footwear brands and worked designing footwear for almost 3 years. She has also worked with Betsey Johnson in fashion domestic production and was lead footwear designer for another celebrity that owns a large, well-known lifestyle brand. Brittany is currently a freelance pattern-maker and CAD designer multiple brands & also has her own brand, Brittany Nicole, which is a luxury womenswear line. She is also a full-time fashion design professor at the Art Institute of Austin and is pursuing a PhD in Apparel, Merchandising, & Design as a distance student at Iowa State University. Some of her greatest achievements are having designs featured in WWD, Footwear News, and dressing many celebrities in the music industry, such as Bon Jovi and Lady Gaga, with her designs. Recently, the brand underwent a name change from Brittany Nicole to Brittany Allen, and it is officially a founder/designer namesake fashion line.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
Come experience a group of recent UT graduates and current students in the Division of Textiles and Apparel. Students will showcase looks that focus on sustainability and inclusion from zero waste design to gender-neutral garments.
FERRAH
FERRAH is a Dallas-based eco-luxury brand by designer and Season 17 Project Runway alum Lela Orr from Dallas, Texas and Lea Nyland from Arrhus, Denmark.

The word “Ferrah” comes from the Arabic root word for “joy.” The brand name embodies the company’s ethos and ultimate goal: to create timeless quality special occasion-wear that instills feelings of joy for their customer base.

Ferrah is founded on an intuitive understanding of women’s needs and desires. Designed with a focus on zero-waste construction, balance, and ethical craftsmanship, each FERRAH collection serves the woman who sees beauty through the lens of contradiction, modernity, and luxury.

NEFRFRESHR

First and foremost, my style and work is influenced by the most powerful art form of the twentieth century: Graffiti. As a young child, I was captivated by the bold letter styles, colors, and imagery of Graff writers in my hometown of Pittsburgh. Surrounded by the sounds of hip hop, the Graffiti murals were like cinema to my imaginative mind.

The name, NefrFreshr (pronounced Never Fresher), derives itself from Nefertiti. Egyptians did not separate art from religion or science. Hieroglyphics were a complex code of symbols that contained layers of meaning. As an artist, I feel my work always has some spiritual, social, and/or political coding. But, I also want my work to be fly and attractive. Something familiar, but with a twist that represents a combination of the native/indigenous and the modern/urban energy.

Freshness is the essence of life.

AUSTIN SCHOOL OF FASHION DESIGN
We’re delighted to introduce our Academy for young designers. A comprehensive and exclusive program that will take your child in a further direction, from imagining and creating their look, learning along the ways as they go through their creative process, until enjoying a fantastic celebration upon completion of their Final Projects, with a fabulous Runway Fashion Show by our friends ‘Fashion for Good’ and ‘Austin Fashion Week.’
GARAGE SALE X OLYVIA
GARAGE SALE x olyvia embraces the beauty in all forms of clothing, whether that be used, outdated, or unconventional. I strive to create unique looks out of pieces that no longer feed my creative soul that is constantly changing. Expressing who you are is so important but doesn’t alway feel possible due to financial circumstances. I grew up without the means to stay “on trend” easily. Luckily with an entrepreneur as my father and a fashion major as my mother, I was able to learn that I can express myself through hand me downs and thrifted pieces. It doesn’t matter what you have, it’s what you make of it. I taught myself to sew and have been making changes to the clothing I wear since I was in junior high. I now design and create original pieces as well as revamp old looks that define who I am. It is my goal to show that there is more than one definition of beauty and to break social norms by making people comfortable with feeling uncomfortable.
bad behaviour
BAD BEHAVIOUR is an official blackstargang brand created by San Antonio native, Melanie Alva.
The brand stands for individual empowerment and creative collaboration. With each piece, Mel creates a mood for a person to wear, inspired by music and completed with unconventional styling.
CRYSTAL DESIGN
Our beautiful line is an inspiration of a beautiful and talented woman that changed the genre of tex-mex music forever and a unique fashion designer as well, Selena Quintanilla is our muse in this great collection, where the fringe and romantic cuts that represent her style will be present.
A sexy style with embroidery on jackets, jumpsuits, dresses, skirt, tight pants you will see in this particular collection.
Como la flor as her very famous song will make you feel connected with your favorite artist of all the time Selena.
LIKA STEEL

LIKA STEEL is a women’s wear brand- one of a kind, hand made evening, cocktail, and.. coming soon wedding dresses. We are embracing slow fashion which considers the processes and resources required to make clothing, particularly focusing on sustainability. It encourages slower production schedules, fair wages and minimum waste.

Keep it unique, lady! There is no one like you in the whole world!

LALA
LALA is a signature line based out of Austin and the Rio Grande Valley, designed and crafted by artist Laisa Macias. Bringing a fresh take on street style, each capsule collection offers a hip, urban, and cultural vibe of artfully mixed textiles. The ease and comfort of the designs can be felt and seen in each unique piece.
KWEENS ROYAL TEES

Kween is an untamed creative spirit with a passion for creating unique designs that showcase her love for her melanin and ancestral lineage. Kween founded Kweens Royal Tees in 2015 as a way to express her love for KommU.N.I.T.Y and give individuals apparel which promoted self-love and encourage them to recognize their Inner King and Queen!

KweenS Royal Tees is an online Kweentique offering hand•painted, handcrafted, unique, kustom, uplifting Tee shirts, apparel and accessories allowing each person who purchases our brand to unleash their inner Kween or King. Our apparel is designed to awaken the Royaltee you have within by using ancient powerful symbols, inspirational images and power statements helping to uplift our kommunities by helping others recognize their Inner Strength, Inner Beauty and Inner Kourage.