By Hannah Zieschang
Photographs by Miguel Angel, Holly Cowart, Breezy Ritter & Leah Muse
WHETHER YOUR SIGHTS WERE SET ON GETTING SOME SERIOUS SARTORIAL INSPIRATION or you were there for the good tunes and times, the Tribeza Style Week no. 13 Kick-Off Party delivered. Tribeza began the week with its annual, much anticipated kick-off party at 3TEN Austin City Limits Live. Kyle Dixon (one half of the SURVIVE duo that scored the much-acclaimed “Stranger Things” soundtrack) provided an eclectic and upbeat DJ set. Guests in “where-did-she-get-that” attire mingled and enjoyed bites from local favorites Isla Austin and Napa Flats, along with specialty cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka. Models lounged throughout the event in curated fall looks from Raven + Lily and Weathered Coalition.
Sponsored by California Closets & Kiki Nass
THE TRIBEZA STYLE WEEK FUN CONTINUED WITH RETAIL THERAPY, SPECIALTY POP-UP SHOPS, MUSIC, giveaways and more. Saturday through Wednesday, shoppers browsed five different Austin shopping districts – Downtown, Domain, Westlake, Central & South Austin – while enjoying complimentary sips from Deep Eddy Vodka, Austin Eastciders, 9 Banded Austin Whiskey and The Austin Winery, and picking up a signature Tribeza Style Week tote bag. District Days shoppers got a jump-start on their fall wardrobes, many finding the perfect look for the Tribeza Syle Week Fashion Show. Tribeza partnered with Dress For Success Austin, a nonprofit empowering women to achieve economic independence, and participating stores made donations to the charity. Participating District Days stores included: California Closets of the Texas Hill Country, Hatbox: A Modern Haberdashery, Knot Standard, Katie Kime, FOUND, B&B Italia Austin, Once Bitten, Raven + Lily, Weathered Coalition, Kendra Scott, Madewell, Altar’d State, Abbey Rose Boutique, Adelante Boutique, Campagna Napoli, Skin By Rachel, Estilo, The Garden Room, Kiki Nass, Esby, Revival Cycles, Allens Boots, Maya Star Austin and Co-Star, Anna Gray and Kalologie 360 Spa.
TRIBEZA STYLE WEEK CULMINATED WITH ITS MOST ANTICIPATED EVENT — AUSTIN’S FAVORITE RUNWAY SHOW. Brazos Hall was the epicenter of this high-energy night, with many show-stopping looks on and off the runway. VIP guests chatted in lovely lounges sponsored by SWBC Mortgage and Loot Vintage, while savoring bites from Geraldine’s Austin, Gusto Italian Kitchen+Wine Bar, Eden East and Vinaigrette Austin. With sips in hand, provided by Deep Eddy Vodka, Argus Cidery, Sway Water, Gem & Bolt Mezcal and Friends and Allies Brewing, VIP guests adorned themselves with flower crowns, wrist lets and boutonnieres, at a floral bar from Gypsy Floral and Events. As show time neared, guests enjoyed sweets from Bribery Bakery, a pop-up shop from Tecova Bootmakers and photo-booth fun from Oh Happy Day Booth.
Working with only the finest production partners has been a hallmark of Tribeza’s fashion shows and 2016 was no exception. For the second year in a row, Austin’s premier hair and makeup studio, Propaganda Hair Group, provided modern looks using the latest professional hair and makeup techniques for stunning results.
This year’s runway design by Gensler, built by the artful collaboration of DSN x MFG, and Austin Event Lighting, featured a striking backdrop designed to evoke a wooded forest with changing hues. Models gradually emerged into sight wearing the season’s most cutting-edge trends from Adelante Boutique, Co-Star, Criquet Shirts, Estilo, FOUND, Kiki Nass, Journeyman Clothier, Maya Star, Nina Means, Noonday Collection, Nordstrom, RedBird Boutique, The Garden Room, Knot Standard and Zilker Belts. As the show came to a close, guests left inspired and with a special gift of jewelry from Noonday Collections in hand.
*Thanks to Resplendent Hospitality for their extraordinary planning and production for Tribeza Style Week #13!
Be sure to visit Tribeza.com to see video coverage of the events
Read more from the Arts Issue | November 2016