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Austin Fashion Week 2013: Runways And Marketplace: Thursday

With the pitter-patter of the rain outside, guests made their way into La Zona Rosa for day two of Austin Fashion Week’s Runways and Marketplace series. With the GILT pop-up shop in front of the entrance, guests had the opportunity to get a little shopping in before seeing the shows for the night.

Megan Summerville (Photo Credit: Arnold Wells)

Megan Summerville (Photo Credit: Arnold Wells)

Kicking off the night, Krystle Holnes showed her KHG by Krystle Holnes collection. The line was filled with beautiful pieces for evening and resort wear. Bright colors echoed down the runway, Holnes showed a variety of looks including flowing pants, dresses and skirts.

The next line that took the stage was Megan Summerville’s line of hand-dyed silk bras and panties. Light blues, classic black and white, and a variety of other colors.  The crowd did go a little crazy when Summerville sent some of her men’s collection down the runway.

Sheaffa, a New York-based designer, was also not afraid of the bright colors, sending fuchsia dresses down the runway.  Sheaffa was also not afraid of patterns, using florals and stripes.

During the intermission, guests had the opportunity to visit the marketplace where featured designers Lauren Luna, Jamie Slye Designs, Mirta Tummino Studio, Jodi Rae Designs and Liz James Designs showcased a variety of accessories. From hand-crafted shoes to delicate jewelry to beautiful headpieces, guests had a variety of options.

(Photo Credit: Arnold Wells)

(Photo Credit: Arnold Wells)

After the intermission, the runway picked up right where it left off with Reese + Riley presented by Young & Fabulous. The Austin retailer’s Reese + Riley line was filled with colorful blazers and adorable dresses.

Next, Chantelle presented by Teddies for Bettys took the runway. The show was the first for the Austin boutique located on 2nd Street. The final look of the show was an incredible fox black coat over a purple and black bra and panty set.

The final show of the night was Again presented by Young & Fabulous. It featured a variety of dresses and pants, including a hi-low number.

The night was filled with amazing fashions and the who’s who of the Austin fashion and entertainment scene. 

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