Our Top 5 SXSW Fashion Events to Attend in 2020

Our Top 5 SXSW Fashion Events to Attend in 2020

Edit: South by Southwest has officially been cancelled by the City of Austin, due to concerns around coronavirus, though it’s exploring rescheduling. Please visit the sites for any events you may have planned to attend for more information on whether they have cancelled or will continue to go on.

It’s that time of year again and South by Southwest brings the best in keynote speakers, film and iconic music festivals to the ATX, but did you know there are also fashion events that take place? If you are looking for a stylish event to attend while mellowing out from all the music festivals, come check out one of these events to see celebrities, actresses and speakers like Michele Pfeiffer, Catt Sadler and Olivia Munn, among many others!

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Event #1: Nina Means (Austin Community College Fashion Incubator): Mentor Official  

Friday March 13, 2020 JW Marriot Austin, TX

On Friday March 13, Nina Means, 2020 Director of the Austin Community College Fashion Incubator, will be speaking at the JW Marriot Austin in the Brazos Rm located at 110 E. 2nd St. From 3:30-3:45pm. Nina will mentor entrepreneurs interested in fashion, design, retail, and startups. This is an entry level meetup opportunity for entrepreneurs who are looking to get industry knowledge from Nina. A graduate of FIT in New York, Means worked closely with Rebecca Taylor, who designed for American Eagle Outfitters and H by Halston sold on QVC.

Event #2:WWD Style Dimensions

Saturday March 14, 2020 

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On Saturday March 14, 2020, actress Olivia Munn will be leading an event hosted by WWD NYFW called Style Dimensions at SXSW. This event will have a multitude of talented women such as Mary Lawless Lee, founder of Happily Grey, her blog and e-commerce site features fashion, lifestyle, travel and fitness. Allison McNamara, founder of Mara, an algae-based skin-care line started in 2018, will be another speaker in attendance. This event will take place at the Eberly Rooftop in Austin, Texas from  11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To see more of the dynamic and powerful women speakers, RSVP at WWD Style Dimensions event page. 

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Event #3: Create & Cultivate Pop-up

Sunday March 15, 2020 

With over 6,000 guests in attendance in 2019, Create & Cultivate is back and ready to host their one-day pop-up event with amazing panels, shopping and delicious food & drinks. They will be tackling topics with the best in the businesses from entrepreneurship, wellness, consumer strategy, and content creation. Did we mention Michelle Pfeiffer will be one of the keynote speakers?! This event will be held at the Allen House at at 1104 San Antonio St., Austin TX  from 10:00am-7:00pm. Be ready to mix and mingle while taking notes that will help you and your business.

Event #4: Blossom & Sol Natural Hair Festival 

 Friday & Saturday March 20-21, 2020

The Blossom & Sol Natural Hair Festival is one of a kind and will be bring people together for a 2-day festival to discover new brands, learn hair & beauty techniques, and to discuss topics in wellness, beauty, natural hair, and lifestyle. Gather your girlfriends Friday and Saturday March 20-21, 2020 and head down to Huston-Tillotson University at 900 Chicon Street Austin, TX 78702.

Day 1 will be the Blossom & Sol Wellness day from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Come enjoy  an outdoor multi-sensory experience where attendees will be able to experience a variety of mental & physical wellness related activities, which includes, meditation, yoga, sound therapy, and women’s health.

Day 2 will be the Blossom & Sol Natural Hair Festival from 12:00pm-5:00pm, which will feature natural hair demonstrations, beauty workshops, finance mentoring, natural hair, entrepreneurship, veganism, and women’s health. In true SXSW style, come and enjoy live musical performances, and breakout dance sessions.

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Event #5: The Alternative Fashion Show

Friday March 20, 2020 

Are you looking for a fashion experience featuring eco-conscience? Well The Alternative, “A fashion show here to save the world”, might be an event just for you. In support of Thrift-ish, a new women-led nonprofit supporting other women in need. On March 20, 2020 at 1006 South 8th Street Austin, TX 78704 from 5:30pm-9:30pm, enjoy alternative shopping solutions that help limit our carbon footprint through an interactive experience including two shows, exhibits, and libations. Plus shop local designers who are paving the way for alternative fashion in Austin.

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SXSW has created some of the most sought after events of the year and we are so glad fashion, beauty, wellness and sustainability is amongst them. We hope you have a great time and be sure to tag us your most stylish photos. For more fashion news, stay tuned to Style Lush TV.

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Kaia Dublin
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Kaia is a Trendsetter Member of the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative currently learning about online fashion media and content creation through its mentorship opportunity. A fashion and music entrepreneur who is local at heart with an international outlook, Kaia Dublin is a Texas digital influencer, and fashion blogger who enjoys expressing herself with trendy-chic looks for the women on the go! Kaia also has a background in behavior health, working with children and families with special needs. Most recently she has been modeling and styling campaigns for her local fashion community and enjoys her position with Style Lush TV as their Fashion Services Coordinator.