The “WOMEN IN DESIGN” Fashion Show presented by Austin Country Club’s Women’s Association featured three Austin fashion designers with their spring collections of couture and ready to wear clothing.
I have produced/directed the fall and spring fashion shows at ACC for the past three years. This time I decided to try something a little different. The President of the Women’s Association, Beverly Newsom, established a theme for this year’s luncheons that would focus on successful women in their various roles in life. I totally embrace that concept and wanted to integrate it into the fashion show. Instead of partnering with the typical retail clothing establishments as we had done in the past, I researched and found three of the most successful female fashion show designers in Austin. Paola Moore of Rare Trends, Csilla Somogyi and Linda Asaf.
These ladies have very diverse backgrounds and come from different parts of the world. They are inspired by different facets of design. And, I found it very interesting that they use different sale and marketing strategies to implement their very unique business models. The one consistent thing I found these ladies have in common is their passion for fashion and their ability to make jaw dropping clothing. Here are some of the looks on the runway from this show.
KEY CONTRIBUTORS: Thank you for all your hard work to make this happen!
Event Venue: Austin Country Club – Lindsay Satterfield
Show Producer/Director: Kim Francois
Production Staff: Auddie Walker, Tracey Springer, Colleen Lynch, Gwen Davidson
– Paola Moore with Rare Trends – Caroline Gray Presenting
– Csilla Somogyi
– Linda Asaf Design with Mary Kay Samouce Jewelry
Photography: Cat Mattingly
Videography: Kim Roper
Staging: Century Music Systems, Inc. – Tommy Achilles
Hair & Make-Up: Naava Salon and Spa
Hair Stylists: Jamie, Mikel, Samantha, Heather, Candis, Pamela
Make-Up Artists: Micah, Samantha, Jamie
Hair & Make-Up Site Coordination: Debra Adkins
Back Stage Hands: Chloe Francois, Andrea Langer
Fashion Show Committee: Andrea Langer, Tracey Springer, Linda Swainson, Caprice Fredericksen, Debra Adkins, Colleen Lynch, Gwen Davidson
Models: Betsy Hicks, Auddie Walker, Suzanne Pfeiffer, Stephanie Land, Colleen Lockwood, Stefanie Russell, Jen Berger, Heather Trungale, Christy May, Kathy Murphy, Lauren Springer, Stacie Cockrell, Sheri Gallo, Christa Jeffers, Kristy Knippa, Lauren Dyck, Amber Alcedo, Emily Galatzan, Marcus Roper, Caroline Gray, Csilla Somogyi, Nalisse Somogyi, Linda Asaf
Narrator: “Meet The Designers” – Beverly Newsom
Event Promotion: Marisa Bushee
Decorations: Gwen Davidson, Janet Mahler
Hospitality Management: Debbie Novelli, Wendy Fischer
Music Selection: Kim Francois, Gunnar Bjork, Merritt Bjork
Valet Parking: Central Texas Valet – Cory Evers
Event Menu/Program Design: Kim Francois