Fashion Week San Antonio 2015 Highlights

Fashion Week San Antonio took place and Rowdy Radio was there to witness the most fashionable event of the year.
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This week has been huge for us fashionistas in town. The Fashion Week San Antonio, lead by fashion producer, Tony Harris, shined with all its splendor and showcased the Alamo city's most talented designers and international firms Spring collections.

First conceived in 2009, the Fashion Week San Antonio is inspired by Fashion Week in New York City, Los Angeles, Mexico and abroad. This year, desginers like Jorge Duque Velez, Reuben Reuel, Anthony Ryan and Samantha Plasencia embellished this week long event that comes to an end tomorrow.

These are the highlights of FWSA per day:

November 1 - Dia de los Muertos Masquerade Ball

Taking advantage of the date of the Day of the Dead festivity, the kick off party of FWSA had a deadly theme and gathered fashionistas who wore their best sugar skull make up and masquerades.

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November 3 - Duque Velez

Colombian designer and Project Runway coach Jorge Duque Velez showcased his Spring/Summer 2016 collection which is extremely colorful and combines different types of fabrics. A favorite of mine for sure. <3

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November 4 - A’GACI
This nationwide fashion retailer that started in Austin and has now its headquarters in the Alamo city, presented a Spring collection full of light fabrics, stone embroidery and lots and lots of glitter. Cute!


A'GACI Backstage Party

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November 6 - Anthony Ryan & Samantha Plasencia
Anthony Ryan and Samantha Plasencia, former contestants of Project Runway showcased their collections one after the other.

Anthony Ryan's unconventional use of fabrics and raw outlook have let him be awarded as the winner of the second season of Lifetime's Project Runway All Stars and be international known. He has studied design techniques in Paris, France, under the master minds of Ellie Saab, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood.

Samantha Placencia attended the University of Incarnate Word to study fashion design and won first place in construction at the Cutting Edge Fiesta fashion show. She has been able to show her talents worldwide by showcasing at New York Fashion Week and participating in the hit Lifetime reality show Project Runway.

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November 7 - Reuben Reuel
Today, Reuben Reuel and Celestino will surprise us with their colorful collections for Spring. It's all about patterns and color blocking.

Reuben Reuel is the creative director and designer of Demestiks New York. Celebrities and fashion icons like Beyonce have worn his designs.

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Celestino by Austin native designer Sergio Guadarrama, has gathered attention throughout the fashion industry by its evening wear aesthetic and representation of luxury elegance. Sergio Guadarrama has Fashion Design degrees from FIDM in Los Angeles and FIT in New York City. He received his technical training at the Metropolitan Opera and worked in productions such as Lucia, Madame Butterfly and The Magic Flute. He is also the creative director for Vive Magazine which is a bilingual fashion and luxury style magazine

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November 8
Tomorrow, as the grand finale of Fashion Week, the Be Fashionable SA! Rooftop Party will take place at Paramour Bar (102 9th St.) and it will be open to the public! If you want to attend, just RSVP here and you will be all set.

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I would specially like to thank to my dear friends and colleagues Dano Navarro and Fernanda Hernandez for their contributions to this post.

Also, Style Lush TV, thank you for your support and good vibes!