Friday , November 22 2019
Breaking News
Home / Fashion / Inaugural Fashion Week SATX prepares for ‘pivotal’ event this fall

Inaugural Fashion Week SATX prepares for ‘pivotal’ event this fall

San Antonio shows off its style at the 2018 Fashion Awards

San Antonio shows off its style at the 2018 Fashion Awards

Photo: Fabian Leon Villa

Caption

Close

San Antonio shows off its style at the 2018 Fashion Awards

San Antonio shows off its style at the 2018 Fashion Awards

Photo: Fabian Leon Villa

San Antonio‘s new, official fashion week is hitting the runway this fall.

Fashion Week SATX, hosted by the Texas Fashion Industry and produced by StyleLush TV, is the “city’s official celebration of fashion and fashion culture.”

Previous fashion weeks were tarnished by the arrests of the former founders in 2015, but StyleLush’s Burgundy Woods said she now owns the name and event and is working to protect the integrity of the event to create an outlet for local talent.

“It’s under brand new ownership, a brand the city trusts,” she told mySA.com.

Events are scheduled from Oct. 2-6 to “represent a fashion industry that’s thriving” locally, Woods added.

The itinerary will start with Look Local Night, when Houston Street will shut down to give San Antonio-owned businesses a chance to showcase their items. There’s also Celebrate San Antonio, an event at San Pedro Creek Culture Park, where local fashion designers will be able to show their work in a fashion show and then sell their collections as part of a pop-up shop.

RELATED: Local fashion royalty shine at ‘most glamorous event of the year’ in downtown S.A.

The “grand finale”  will be the San Antonio Fashion Awards, a glamorous event in its fifth year at the Tobin Center. Woods said her team selects three nominees for the fashion awards categories which include everything from jewelry design to makeup artistry, but the fourth slot is left up to voters for a “Community Choice.” Nominations are open until July 21 and can be submitted online via the event’s website. 

There are also fashionable brunches, beauty events and a fashion show at Hemisfair. Woods said there is still space for local artists, designers and owners to participate in events such as Look Local, Fashion is Art and Street Beat. Those interested in being a part of the itinerary must submit an application online.

“It’s insane,” Woods said of the growth of the local fashion scene. “It’s bigger than I ever thought. This is a pivotal moment for any fashion professional in San Antonio and Texas.”

Madalyn Mendoza is a breaking news reporter and general assignment writer. Read her on our breaking news site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com | mmendoza@mysa.com | @MaddySkye