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Austin Area Urban League’s partnership with Austin Fashion Week supports Black designers

  • November 19, 2023

The Austin Area Urban League has provided 10 Black designers with scholarships ahead of Austin Fashion Week.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin Fashion Week (AFW), the longest-running and largest fashion event in Texas, is celebrating 15 years and will host runway shows and pop-up shops this weekend at The Domain.

AFW has partnered with the Austin Area Urban League (AAUL) to provide scholarship dollars and support for Black designers during Austin Fashion Week. Selena Gray, director of entrepreneurship at AAUL, said there were 10 designers that AAUL provided scholarships to, with most of them being Central Texas-based.

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Schedule of events:

Saturday, Nov. 11 –– Runways: Saturday (1:30 p.m.) at The Domain. The 1:30 p.m. show will honor Style Strutter Pamela Hurley with a portion of proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. Showing brands include: Abstraction Design, AL+LU Apparel, Bailey Heyman, Cabriolle, Choix Fashion Brand, Eesa Rani Style, Espiritu Libre, Kweens Royal Tees, M. Jeanne Apparel, Stater Designs, Sunflower by Race Austyn and Yulia Fashion House.

Saturday, Nov. 11 –– Runways: Saturday (3:30 p.m.) at The Domain Presented by Austin Area Urban League. Austin Area Urban League is back providing scholarship opportunities specifically to support Black designers in Austin and beyond. The 3:30 show will honor Style Strutter Leslie Wingo with a portion of proceeds benefiting Leadership Austin. Showing brands include: Alexandria Lee Designs, Austin Ariana, Bibiane New York, Create Me Rocky, Fashion Junkie Club, Garden Art Denim, Keodisty Gooding, Luxeswim, Maivans, Misunderstood by Eddie, Sada Baltimore, Swankki, Virtuous and Young Gods.

Saturday, Nov. 11 –– STARS (8 p.m.) at The Domain. To celebrate 15 years, Austin Fashion Week is bringing fashion designers that have

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