Eric and I attended Austin Fashion Week’s Project Runway show this evening and wanted to share some of our favorite looks!
Holy jumpsuit! Tonight’s fashion show featured a common theme: the jumpsuit. While this style first became popular in the 1960’s, it is making quite the comeback this season.
Michelle Lesniak’s line of playful swimwear focused on lavender and red that surprisingly complimented each other nicely, as evident in the jumpsuit below. The chiffon was light and airy – perfect for a summer day. Topped off with a chic belt and just like that, a stylish outfit is made.
At David Esquivel, bright, sun-drenched oranges and yellows were featured. This wide-leg pantsuit with a subtly contrasting midsection is both playful and elegant.
Mychael Knight’s raw denim pantsuit fit like a glove. The bodice’s details and cutouts made this the standout piece in his collection. Most delightful, however, was the open back which added a fun sexiness.
Korto Momolu’s burnt coral silk suit gave the illusion of bare skin but was actually refreshingly modest. The studded black belt brought this look up to the next level!
It’s Spring, and color is in full bloom! Watching the former Project Runway designers showcase their vibrant styles made me so excited for this season. My favorite pieces combined powerful color combinations with stunning architecture. I will highlight a few of my favorites:
Melissa Fleis: This bold red piece stands out for it’s avant-garde collar and fantastic styling. You can catch a glimpse of the asymmetrical zipper in the back. This piece was stunning in person.
Michelle Lesniak: This line contained swim and leisure wear. I loved many of the lace pieces in this collection, but could not ignore the draping of this electric green tunic. It looked fit for the pool, but ready for a night out in Palm Springs. This collection was elegant in the best way!
David Esquivel: As this dress flowed and swished down the runway, I almost forgot to take pictures. I couldn’t stop staring at the colors and flow of this beautiful, bohemian piece! The warm reds, pinks and yellows moved perfectly on this amazingly made and styled dress.
Korto Momolu: I could have written an entire entry on Korto’s line. It was everything that I wanted it to be with some unexpected surprises along the way. Even though I am highlighting color in this post, the absence of color is worth noting as well. This gown had Kelley and I gasping for breath and words. We both grabbed each other’s arms and stared as the model worked this piece of art down the runway. The texture of the lace, the studs on the back of the belt, and the opening in the back are everything I go to a runway show to see. This was new, elegant and absolutely perfect!