The event kicked off with the BERNINA Fashion Fund Showcase, where designers with less than 3 years on their own label present 5-look runway collections in a competition for two awards.
In addition to the competition, the opening night also featured a few full collections on the runway. Through that evening, and the collections shown each of the subsequent evenings, a few trend themes to look out for became clear. Here are the trends to watch this fall/winter:
A theme of youth (think bows and childlike silhouettes) was present, not only in the styles presented, but also through the youth designers Fashion X featured throughout the show this year.
Between the Mexicana/Latin vibes of Adrienne Yunger‘s presentation, the African inspiration, and even Egyptian throwbacks, many of the designers incorporated global fashion inspiration into their collections.
Stay tuned for my feature on the local designers I wore and met at Austin Fashion Week this year, and get on the mailing list for your tickets for next year’s Fashion X Austin here.