On Saturday October 13, 2018, Fashion X (creator of Austin Fashion Week, Fashion X Houston and Fashion X Dallas), hosted its 5th annual fashion show entitled Fashion X DFW :: South Asia. The highly anticipated event attracted international attendance uniting both East and West cultural fashion for an evening that was as beautiful as it was majestic.
The “East meets West” fete welcomed four designers from across the globe: Rana Noman (Pakistan), Varun Bahl (India, featured in Vogue India and considered to be the “Versace” of Indian fashion), Maryam Khizer (Pakistan), and Erum Khan (Pakistan). Other local South Asian designers who showcased were: Silk Threads by Ruby Bhandari (Indian – Dallas-‐ based), Nava by Ayesha Qasim (Pakistan – Dallas-‐based), and Jaya Shukla of Bridal Motif (India – Austin-‐based). Each designer received standing ovations following the finale walk of their collections on the runway.
Founder Matt Swinney emceed the production donning modern Indian garb by Silk Threads, as guests enjoyed South Asian cuisine, with cocktails and spirits provided by Peroni, 1876 Whiskey, Dripping Springs Vodka and Republic Tequila.
Spotted in the audience was Emmy-‐Nominated Top Chef Tiffany Derry, Award-‐Winning Entrepreneur Danyel Surrency Jones, Dallas Influencer Rachel Chang, Channel 8 “Daybreak” News Anchor Kara Sewell, JackSon, FunAsia’s Vaishali Thakkar, Best-‐Selling Author Cheryl Polote-‐Williamson, and more.
“Dallas needs more events like this,” blogger Sylvia Aziz noted following the event. While Indigo 1745’s Keith Manoy exclaimed, “This show was blazing!”
Retailers and designers House of Dasha, Miles David by David Peck, Valerie Garmino, Shusi, House of Cynthia, and Abi Ferrin also showcased and received standing ovations during the event. Fashion X will fire up once again November 10 in Austin for a dog-‐friendly extravaganza called Fashion X Furry Friends. You can find more information about the event on the Fashion X Furry Friends Facebook event page.