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October 15, 2020
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eVERYTHING IS BIGGER IN TEXAS.
DURING FASHION BY TEXAS, ENJOY a live runway show and video content, designer interviews and more from some of Texas’s most unique fashion design talent.
PARTICIPATING DESIGNERS ARE LISTED BELOW. 
FASHION BY TEXAS DESIGNER LINEUP
TEXAS TAILOR FARMS

Ross Bennett began out of a pure passion for beautiful classic tailoring and a love of great menswear and suiting. Ross has been designing clothing for over 12 years and originally began as a custom women’s brand,  but after seeing a huge void in the suiting world, he decided to shift gears and began creating one of a kind pieces for discerning men and women around the world.

Ross believes that each individual has their own story to tell and guides clients to find the pieces that suit their needs rather than ever pushing fabrics or trends. Ross takes great pride in providing every client with a one of a kind experience that helps client’s to find their inner confidence and empowers them to create a personal style to last a lifetime.

Ross was featured on NBC’s Fashion Star in 2012.

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BOUDOIR QUEEN

Boudoir Queen is a unique luxury brand created by Dawn Younger-Smith and Shannon LaRotta 1997. They specialize in transforming antique textiles into contemporary and modern new pieces. Each garment is handmade. They have been featured in Vogue Italia, American Vogue, Elle, Lula, The Love, Bust and many more. Their clothing is a celebrity favorite worn by Arrow De Wilde, Zoe Arquette, Karen Elson, Patty Griffin, EmmyLou Harris and Many more. For more details go to their about me page on Etsy or shop their website www.theboudoirqueen.com which will be updated with all the new fabulousness from their new video.

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SADIE SWINNEY

Sadie Swinney is a 13 year old designer who showed her first mini collection in 2019 during Spring Austin Fashion Week. This season, she will show 7 looks inspired by the Chinese Zodiac. She trains with Vee Sanchez and Brittany Allen.

LALA

Dress different, Think different.

LALA is a signature clothing line created by designer, Laisa Macias, that launched in the heart of Austin, TX right off Congress Ave.

Laisa combines her love of high fashion with functionality, mixing high-end fabrics, bold bright colors, texture, and volume, to create pieces full of versatility.

This years capsule offers a preview of the 2020 collection, Manifesto. Enjoy!

PHIT CLOTHING

At Phit Clothing, our mission is to make men feel confident and look good no matter where they are on their fitness journey.

Our stylish, size-inclusive activewear is for the active lifestyle and everything in between. No matter your size, shape, color or activity, you phit right in!

So whether it be to the coffee shop, gym or even Australia, with Phit Clothing, you can enjoy the journey.

FIVE ELEVEN COLLECTION

Brydric Wright’s passion for art and style began in early childhood. From a young age, the Sulphur Springs, Texas, native explored his creativity through drawing, painting, music, cooking, and acting. In 2008 he moved to Dallas with the determination of becoming a fashion designer.

Now, this accomplished young talent has become an active member of the North Texas fashion community. After honing his craft at both the Art Institute of Dallas and Wade College, Brydric continued to pursue his dream of being a designer. He has been featured in prestigious publications and shows such as Voyage Dallas, The Pin Show, Artopia Dallas, RAW Dallas, and semi-finalist for NBC’s Fashion Star season one.

Five Eleven stems from his birth date, May 11. His purpose with the line is to ignite self-confidence and enhance individuality. The Five Eleven customer is a fun modern-day bohemian, a free spirit. No matter where your journey takes you, be Free, be Adventurous, and be Reborn.

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CHRISTINA WARD
After years acting as support to fashion brands such as Jessica Simpson, Nine West, William Rast, and Robert Rodriguez, I have always longed to start my own collection. I began pursuing this dream, little by little, with creating a few pieces on made-to-order sites. Fashion by Austin is the ideal platform to showcase my aesthetic of reinvented 1950s women’s apparel. The Christina Ward collection is an ode to bombshells featured in Italy’s Golden Era of film, specifically, Gina Lollobrigida and Sophia Loren. In short, sensuality married with a modern, minimalist sensibility. This is punctuated with the use of organza, fine linens and viscose.
GOOD OASIS
My name is Mirandy Kim and I moved to Austin, TX about 2 years ago. I started learning fashion design Jan 2019 and worked with a local fashion design teacher to take private lessons and launched my first 3 look collection August 2019 for a model fashion show called #stigmafree fashion show that was used to bring awareness to mental illness. My collection was my first step into understanding sustainable fashion and my fabric was sourced from a warehouse in Dallas, TX that sold dead stock fabric. After that I started working on my 3 look collection for AFW. My journey has been to use dead stock fabric in Austin, TX where I sourced from a local sewing group, and getting all organic sustainably made cotton from a mill in CA and then using sustainable dyes. I am hoping to come to AFW 2020 as a new sustainable fashion designer and share wearable clothing line.
SYDNEY THE LABEL
Software sales by day, seamstress at Atelier Garage by night: Sydney the Label is for space cowgirls and techno goths alike.
Roses are red, boss bitches stay paid. Don’t gotta worry about fitting in when you’re custom made.
Less is less, more is more. Half tacky is just tacky, but FULL tacky is Haute Couture.
VEE SANCHEZ
Vee Sanchez is a modern-retro, ready-to-wear designer. Owner of Moon Craft, you can find her custom fabrics, apparel and enamel pins. Vee received her BFA in Fashion Design at Brenau University, an by Vee’s senior year, she created a runway collection Deco Nova and created her textile business. Her artwork has been displayed at the High Museum of Atlanta and has been a  featured designer on Spoonflower and Kin Custom where her custom designs are sold. Vee has also shown at Atlanta fashion week and worked on custom costumes for Walt Disney Studios. She has also taught as a instructor at Brenau University and as an instructor at Austin School of Fashion Design. She is currently taking on one-on-one clients and working on custom textile designs.
JEN LEY
Jennifer Stanley has been apart of the Texas fashion community since 2011. While specializing in bridal and special occasion, Jennifer has a passion for designing with unique perspectives in mind- women’s rights, social justice issues, and specifically domestic violence and sexual assault awareness. This fall, JenLey will debuting the OVERCOME collection to make a bold statement to raise awareness about the prevalence of domestic violence and sexual assault.
l.E. COUTURE
Lauren Maynard is an eleven-year old designer from Central Texas who began constructing clothing at the age of seven and unveiled her first mini collection in 2019 during Spring Austin Fashion Week. She also shared designs at Fashion for Good late in 2019 and The Bullock Museum in early 2020. This season, she will show a mini collection featuring bold, geometric, juxtaposed designs and textures. She studies fashion and design with Vee Sanchez.