Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"Stars of Project Runway" At Austin Fashion Week

Photo: Anthony Ryan Auld's Twitter
Gunnar Deatherage, Michelle Lesniak, Amanda Valentine, Jeffrey Sebelia, Melissa Fleis, Anthony Ryan Auld, Daniel Esquivel, Korto Momolu and Samantha Plasencia all showed their latest designs last week in Austin.

Click here to see Gunnar's Collection.

Click here to see Michelle's Collection. 

Click here to see Amanda's Collection.

Click here to see Jeffrey's "La Miniatura" Collection.

Click here to see Melissa's Collection.

Click here to see Anthony Ryan's Collection.

Click here to see Daniel's Collection.

Click here to see Korto's Collection.

Click here to see Samantha's Collection. 

BPR's own Frank Hui attended Samantha's show and sends this report:

Photo: Elrick
 Closing night Saturday, Samantha Plascencia show a moderate size collection. About 12 pieces or so. She moved to Austin last year from San Antonio and she's been happy about the move so far. She was friendly, calm and and very organized in her prep. She had 5 other people on her team. She seemed very happy to be at this event. 
Her collection went for an industrial grudge feel and included a couple of looks for men. It was a generally dark palette with an occasional pop of red. The looks had a very relaxed feel, aimed at a younger demographic but there were subtle touches to elevate it. Some atypical soft fabrications and hand beading. Her runway added to the diversity of designers being featured. It was almost all austin locals (including Rick Gonyo) and a great mix of styles including street, sportswear, formal, men's suit porn and deconstructed/avant garde collections.
Click here for behind-the-scenes photos from Rick Gonyo.
Thank you to Frank and Rick!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Austin Scarlett 2016 Bridal Collection

Project Runway All-Star designer, Austin Scarlett, presented his 2016 Bridal Collection on Friday night.  BPR Field Reporter Jennifer Mara attended the event and sends us this report - Thanks Jen!

Friday night host Austin Scarlett facilitated a perfect spring evening cocktail party to celebrate his 2016 Collection. Austin Scarlett really does exceed our expectations every season and this year is no different. 

I was thankful for the cocktail party and time I had to converse with Mr. Scarlett. We got to talking about one dress and it's fabric and how it's imported from Italy and hand carved silk and how they only had time to make 5 yards but Austin found a way to make 25 happen -these are the stories I love to hear from Austin as he doesn't even realize he's exuding such role-model qualities. He is hard-working, talented, unafraid and brilliant. 

 He is a gem in the fashion universe. Most interestingly, were the snatches of conversation I overheard about Scarlett- EVERYONE adores Austin Scarlett and I finally figured out why! ...Scarlett allows us to be a part of his journey. Thanks Austin! We look forward to seeing your collection in stores!!! 

2016 Brides get ready!!! 

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Austin and Jennifer flanked by two beautiful models.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Project Runway Junior - Now Casting!

Bradon McDonald Designs Dancewear Collection for Capezio

Project Runway Season 12 finalist, Bradon McDonald, introduces his newest collection.

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