TRIBEZA’s 12th Annual Style Week started off with a bang at Fair Market, where many bottles of bubbly, a few shirtless waiters and a live mermaid were all spotted at this debonair dinner party. Five interior designers — Mark Ashby, Joel Mozersky, Fern Santini, Tracey Overbeck Stead and Style Week’s presenting sponsor Katie Kime — collaborated with five of the city’s top culinary geniuses to create themed menus and tablescapes. Leading the kitchens that evening were Larry McGuire of McGuire Moorman Hospitality, James Robert of Fixe, Rene Ortiz of Launderette, Murph Willcott of Texas French Bread and Sterling Ridings of Uchiko. Some diners time-traveled back to the extravagant ‘80s while just a few feet away, other guests sat down to a chic reiteration of Truman Capote’s legendary Black and White Ball. No matter where guests were seated, food and fantasy ruled the evening. An art installation from Matt Garcia Design and floral arrangements from David Kurio, Posey, and Transplants Floral Design added ambiance and high style to the intimate fête. Drinks were poured by Cointreau, Deep Eddy Vodka, Shiner and The Austin Winery. Guests rounded out the evening by enjoying a special Jaguar Land Rover Austin display featuring chocolates from Chocolatier and Casa Brasil Coffee.
Austin style is often casual, but TRIBEZA’s Style Brunch at Justine’s Brasserie sponsored by Outdoor Voices saw no shortage of high heels and colorful getups. For one special afternoon, the popular nighttime spot was reimagined as a sun-bathed bistro thanks to the soirée’s hosts, a roster of Austin’s most stylish, including Pepper Ammann, Samantha Bernstein, Amy Byrd, Cristina Facundo, Katie Kime, Kelly Krause, Lauren Greenberg, Laura Villagran Johnson, Elizabeth Mollen, Marnie O’Donnell, Jackie Rangel, Charisse Sayers, Stacey Smith, Camille Styles, Alex Winkelman, Kristen Kilpatrick and Ane Urquiola Lowe. Guests gathered for delectable French fare at lovely tablescapes created by Transplants Floral Design. Before brunch was served, guests sipped on drinks from Barbecue Wife Bloody Mary Mix, Cointreau, Deep Eddy Vodka and Shiner. Meanwhile, models sporting athletic fashions from Outdoor Voices entertained themselves with a round of croquet court while sporting athletic fashions from the store’s pop-up shop.
Style week isn’t all about fashion — it’s also about giving back. Chaotic Moon Studios and DEPT. OF CULTURE helped transform the event space at the newly-opened South Congress Hotel into an art gallery for a pop-up show benefitting the Waller Creek Conservancy. Guests placed bids on original photography, paintings and mixed-media artwork inspired by Waller Creek, and enjoyed drinks from Cointreau, Deep Eddy Vodka and Shiner. Pieces were curated from 30 local artists, including Fielding Baxter, Mia Baxter, Chris Bilheimer, Marty Butler, Rich Cali, Mia Carameros, David Clark, Clif Claycomb, Kelly Colchin, Casey Dunn, Ann Edgerton, Alyson Fox, Chelsea Fullerton, Joy Gallagher, Cody Haltom, Kate LeSueur, Avalon McKenzie, Aaron Michalovic, Wynn Myers, Matt Rainwaters, Jack Sanders, Nick Simonite, Kelti Smith, Joe Swec, Peggy Weiss and Keith Davis Young. Chaotic Moon Studios created a special projection chronicling their work with Waller Creek Conservancy. Lisa Jennings of DEPT. OF CULTURE showcased models wearing art-embroidered shirts to celebrate the intersection of art, fashion and philanthropy. Between small bites and large bids, guests enjoyed tunes from DJ I Wanna Be Her, while Jaguar Land Rover Austin was on hand with a special display of award-winning SUV's on the patio.
TRIBEZA Style Week wrapped up at Brazos Hall with a grand finale — the Fashion Show. We invited Austin’s top trendsetting designers and boutiques — including André Phillipe, Beehive, FOUND, Estilo, The Garden Room, Julian Gold, Katie Kime, Kiki Nass, Raven + Lily, RedBird, Service Menswear and STAG — to present thoughtful collections featuring luxurious fall looks from their stores. Before the house lights went down, guests enjoyed bites from Chinatown, Fork + Vine, Liberty Kitchen and Swift’s Attic in the VIP Lounge, sponsored by Engel & Volkers Austin and SWBC Mortgage. Fashionistas also enjoyed a pop-up shop from SUAVS and libations from Cointreau, Deep Eddy Vodka and Shiner before grabbing a coveted seat along the runway. Once the show started, models brought rich fabrics, bright colors and hot trends back into the minds of Austin’s sartorial mavens. The runway, which was built by DSN X MFG, was anchored by a lush floral installation by Transplants Floral Design and flanked by ghost chairs by Panacea collection. After the final look came down the runway, guests left with a gift from the Hill Country Galleria.