Austin Fashion Week Announces Schedule

Last year Launch787 kicked off Austin Fashion Week to much applause. This year AFW returns with a bang. Today the good people at Launch787 released the calendar of events for this year and there is plenty to be excited about. Some of the notable details include the Peoples Choice Awards (we will post our choices next week) where you can vote for your favorites and nights dedicated to specific areas of town (list below).

Austin Fashion Week
VIP Packages [Tickets]
Individual Tickets [Kickoff Party][Austin Fashion Awards]
You can find full ticket info [Here].

Here is a breakdown of this years events. The whole thing goes down August 14th through August 2st.

BRIGHT LIGHTS IDEA CITY: The official Austin Fashion Week Kickoff Event
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2010; 6:00 pm
Location: GSD&M Idea City
Benefits: Austin Involved & Dress For Success

Flashbulbs will pop at Launch787’s 2nd Annual Austin Fashion Week, showcasing inspired and imaginative style, with a show stopping kickoff party.

To be featured on the runway that evening, casual elegance from Twelfth Street By Cynthia Vincent. Guests can expect to see classic, feminine, fresh silhouettes and high quality, beautifully designed footwear. The men will take note of a design driven collection of spirited designer sportswear that pushes the boundaries of the status quo from Robert Stock for Robert Graham. Plus, the best mash up of local talent with 25 Austin Fashion Week teams comprised of a clothing designer, jewelry designer, photographer, hairstylist, makeup artist and model.

Complimentary Drinks Provided By Tito’s Vodka, Paula’s Texas Spirits, Cruz Tequila, Dos Equis, Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, Waialua Soda & Modmix.

Complimentary Decadent Bites Provided By Frank, Cru, Mama Fu’s, Imperia, How Do You Roll, Delish, Tart and more!
Silent Auction and Fashion Art Sale to benefit Austin Involved and Dress For Success.

AUSTIN FASHION WEEK: Over 100 vibrant events featuring 57 Showcase Designers paired with retailers, salons and spas.
Dates: Sunday, August 15 – Friday, August 20
Location: 57 participating retail, salon and spa locations

[Full Schedule Can Be Found Here]

Get ambitious in your coolest threads for the myriad of trunk shows, runway shows, cocktail parties and creative offerings.

Sunday, August 15: Midtown/Campus Presented by Westbank Dry Cleaning
Monday, August 16: Downtown Presented by The Driskill Hotel
Tuesday, August 17: North Austin Presented by Time Warner Cable
Wednesday, August 18: South Austin Presented by Dos Equis
Thursday, August 19: 2ND Street District Presented by 2ND Street District
Friday, August 20: Domain Presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka

2nd Annual Austin Fashion Awards
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010; 5:30 pm
Location: The Long Center for the Performing Arts
Benefits: Austin Involved & Dress For Success

Austin Fashion Week culminates in a big blow out bash with the Austin Fashion Awards hosted by 2nd Street District.
Recognizing the finest from the Austin fashion scene, Golden Boot Awards will be presented for People’s Choice Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, and for the first time this year, Peer Choice Awards.
Between accolades, guests won’t miss a fashion beat with live bands SPEAK! and Zayra

Also runway shows featuring national labels including Line & Dot, an LA based, fresh, contemporary line focused on shapes and patterns found in nature and art; Betsey Johnson’s exuberant, embellished and over-the-top looks.

Also on the runway, regional standouts including last years’ Critic’s Choice Best Designer Winner Rene Geneva Design and her stunning, eco-friendly women’s wear; Houston based, Project Runway Season 2 Winner Chloe Dao’s modern, sexy and sophisticated garments; and Boudoir Queen’s decadent reconstructed vintage looks.