Jonathan Simkhai to Present Collection at 11th Annual MJ&M Fashion Show
The fundraising effort of Mack Brown, Jack Ingram and Matthew McConaughey has raised more than $30 million since 2013
By Meher Qazilbash
Photos courtesy of MJ&M and Jonathan Simkhai
Mack, Jack & McConaughey recently announced that designer Jonathan Simkhai will showcase his Spring/Summer 2023 collection at the organization’s annual fashion show and luncheon on April 28.
The joint fundraising effort of football coach Mack Brown, country music artist Jack Ingram and Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, the MJ&M event is returning for its 11th year in 2023.
Since its launch in 2013, MJ&M has raised over $30 million for charitable organizations. Each year, the nonprofit invites thousands of attendees to participate in a star-studded slate of activities, each resulting in donations to beneficiaries focused on empowering children through advanced education, health and wellness. Funds from the 2023 event will support CureDuchenne, Dell Children’s Medical Center, HeartGift, just keep livin Foundation and The Rise School of Austin.
Hosted by Sally Brown, Amy Ingram and Camila Alves McConaughey, along with presenting partner Neiman Marcus, the 2023 fashion show will be emceed by Molly Sims, a renowned supermodel, actress and entrepreneur.
“Jonathan has created a beautiful brand for the modern woman,” says host Camila Alves McConaughey. “The unexpected details and timeless silhouettes in his designs are a perfect fit for our fashion show attendees.”
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Before launching his eponymous line in 2010, Simkhai attended Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Also an early inductee to the CFDA Incubator program, his devotion to quality and creativity is recognized throughout the fashion industry. While based in Los Angeles, the label’s unique and artful vision for womenswear inspires clients worldwide.
“My designs aim to elevate the everyday moments, so it is a privilege to be featured in a city that embraces the confident and effortless woman so well,” shares Simkhai.
“Neiman Marcus is a relationship business at its core, which is why we are truly honored to continue our decade-long partnership with MJ&M and celebrate this year’s featured designer Jonathan Simkhai at this highly anticipated event,” says Jodi Kahn, VP of Luxury Fashion at Neiman Marcus. “We believe the engaging experience and fashion show will have our customers falling in love with Jonathan Simkhai’s SS23 collection.”
The event will be held at The Long Center for the Performing Arts. Previous partnering designers include Stella McCartney, A.L.C., Monique Lhuillier, Alice + Olivia, Jason Wu, Veronica Beard, MILLY, Badgley Mischka and Lela Rose.
Beyond the fashion show, MJ&M will host an epic two days of entertainment in Austin, with all proceeds going towards the organization’s beneficiaries. The gala kicks it all off on Thursday, April 27 with a performance from music legend Garth Brooks. MJ&M’s annual golf tournament gives participants an opportunity to play 18 holes with Mack, Jack and Matthew themselves on April 28. And to close the event, attendees can experience an intimate night of music and can’t-miss auction items at Jack & Friends.
For more information on MJ&M 2023 and how to get involved, visit their website.
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