Tribeza Redefines Spring Style in Upcoming April Issue
Discover the designers keeping Austin on the cutting edge of this season’s trends — plus a sneak peek at the brand new Moody Center
By Carrie Crowe
Cover photo by Phil Kline
Artwork by Susan Scafati
Spring is in full bloom, and so is Austin’s growing and ever-evolving style scene, with fresh fashion that can be described with one word — Redefined. Whether these trendsetters have just arrived, or were born and bred in our capital city, they’re mixing things up and creating looks that reflect Austin’s blended culture.
Whether you’re into honky-tonk, vintage western, Austin prep or cowgirl chic, you’ll want to check out this issue’s fashion spread, spotlighting spring trends with the Austin Central Library as the backdrop.
Switching gears to a trend that’s rocking the streets of our city — the Sneaker Head craze. It’s like a club of collectors that all speak the same language, yet when they spot another person sporting a pair, there’s no need for words. It’s often just an understood glance, an unspoken acknowledgement of this movement in the high-end sneaker scene. Nike seems be a front-runner with these hot kicks — Jordan 1, Dunks, Air Force 1 and Air Max 90. Sneaker Politics and Kicking It are home to this footwear, and they tell us that many of these brands sell out the moment they are released.
Our spring style issue also showcases five local designers that should definitely be on your radar. For Alvie Franklin, sharing the greatness of both cowboy boots and flip-flops ended up becoming his primary career focus, and the inspiration behind what’s now one of Austin’s most unique boot brands — Alvies. Ryan McGrath, owner of Trovador, brings quality designs that outset trends, incorporate stories and complement your image. DuFrane Watches are both timeless and traditional — each named after an Austin iconic piece of history. For those looking for a spot of bling, Katie Kismet uses glass to make stunning jewelry. Each of her creations takes more than 20 hours to complete. Plus with summer right around the corner, Laura Branson ensures that her classic, timeless swimwear is long-lasting, durable and sprinkled with Texas culture.
Finally, get a sneak peek of the new Moody Center — scheduled to be completed in April 2022. With an exterior composed entirely of glass, it will host a steady stream of live music performances, in addition to being the home for UT men’s and women’s basketball games plus a variety of other athletic events.
“The level of excitement in the concert industry from agents, promoters and artists to play Austin is through the roof,” says Jeff Nickler, Moody Center’s general manager and a Senior Vice President at Oak View Group, the company managing the project’s construction.
Pick up a copy of the Spring Style Issue on stands this April and check back each week for new stories.