Fashion photo opps abounded during all three nights of Fashion X.
Tiffany Jais, Lilly Beltran, Elly Brown
Kara & Matt Swinney, Fashion X founder
Avery Scott, Ryan Harris
Designer Melissa Fleis
Honoree Staci Henderson, Michael Pearce
Rob Giardinelli, Lance Avery Morgan, honoree Carolyn Farb, Nicholas Phat-Nguyen, Amanda Valentine
Joanna Marks, Hannah McNair
Alan Gonzalez, right, is congratulated by Anika Jackson after showing his collection at Fashion X at River Oaks District. (File photo)
Neal Hamil, Taylor DeMartino, Korey Sitton
Bernina Fashion Fund Winner Alan Gonzalez of Alanatude
Designer Gunnar Deatherage
Amelia Xu, Kristen Tate
Magen Pastor, Fey Edris
Kylie Bollwitt, Donae Charmosta
Nisha Simon Wilson, Designer Sonjia Williams
Hannah Johannes, Beth Muecke
Becky Hollands, Page Parkes
Hashim Alawami, Sunny Huang
What: Fashion X Houston
Where: River Oaks District
PC Moment: Emerging and noteworthy local designers were featured in runway shows on three consecutive nights with the fashion frolic beginning each evening with swank cocktail parties hosted by the various luxury boutiques. On the catwalk, stretching the length of a transparent party tent were fashions by Chloe Dao, Alanatude by Alan Gonzalez, Mysterious by N.P.N., Bentley & Lace by Eizabeth Copeland, Brittany Nicole, Tieler James, Daniel Esquivel, J. Ewing Designs, Anna Irion, Dignified Women’s Apparel by Bria Evans, Amanda Valentine, Miles David, Allie Joy and nha khanh. Emerging designers presenting their wares included Monks & Mavericks, Mansion Rose by Deanna Santiago, Born Poor Live Rich Clothin and B. Poshi
On each of the three nights, a Houston fashion maven was honored — Lindsey Love, Staci Henderson, Carolyn Farb — and a portion of proceeds from their night were assigned to their selected charities — Dress for Success, the Rebuild Texas Fund and Camp SAY, respectively.
Both Fashion X and River Oaks District have committed the majority of proceeds from the event to the Rebuild Texas Fund and a portion to CleRenda McGrady’s Project P.U.S.H. McGrady emceed the first night of the festivities that included a runway show from the development’s posh retailers including Baanou, Roberto Cavalli, Alice + Olivia and Chopard.
Up and coming designer Alex Gonzalez received top honors as recipient of grants in products and services from Fashion X’s Houston Fashion Fund and Bernina of America.
Who: Fashion X founder Matt Swinney and wife Kara, Megan Pastor, Beth Muecke, Tiffany Jais, Lilly Beltran, Elly Brown, Neal Hamil, Taylor DeMartino, Korey Sitton, Rob Giardinelli and Lance Avery Morgan, Victoria Hellyer, Kylie Bollwitt, Becky Hollands, Michael Pearce, Page Parkes and Donae Chramosta.