TEXAS FASHION AWARDS™ presents special voting criteria for November in the era of COVID-19

TEXAS FASHION AWARDS™ presents special voting criteria for November in the era of COVID-19

In 2015, the San Antonio Fashion Awards launched to a very skeptical San Antonio, Texas, but to the surprise of everyone, it turned out to be a first-of-its-kind, high-end event that rapidly became a must-go-to for the most fashionable in the city. Since then, the event has grown to become the biggest and longest-running official celebration awarding excellence within the Texas fashion industry. Now, a global platform, this annual event attracts world travelers and the biggest and brightest Texas fashion industry stars to celebrate and bring awareness to its fashion community not only locally but around the world.


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Always hosted at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza, this year, the San Antonio Fashion Awards was set to mark its big brand expansion to TEXAS FASHION AWARDS™ inside the 11,000 square foot HEB Performance Hall and bring forth a new era of industry advocacy with its new Annual Cycle partnered with the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative 501c3 and new TEXAS FASHION WEEK™. Of course, COVID-19 forced the big launch to be postponed and ultimately have all in-person events canceled due to the pandemic, and with that, a formal statement went out to the public in June of 2020. It read:

As we maneuver the swiftly shifting moments of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to formally announce that the in-person, launch events for TEXAS FASHION WEEK™ and TEXAS FASHION AWARDS™ have been canceled for 2020. Don’t be sad. For now, we are putting the safety and health of our community at the forefront of what’s important and postponing this incredible brand expansion until a time when we can all celebrate and enjoy one another’s company at the fullest and safest capacity. In place of our annual events, we will be having a virtual fashion awards voting platform this year in order to honor the incredible strength of our fashion community in the face of perhaps the most challenging year of everyone’s career…” 


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Fashion Artist of the Year Nominee, Fabian Diaz, 2017
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Images sourced at Instagram.Com/TexasFashionAwards
Photos by Miguel Flores and Studio HK

The announcement went on to highlight a very special list of considerations when voting this year. It read:

“In November/December, please participate in the virtual fashion awards as the criteria will be a bit different.

Who do you feel inspired you as a role model, displayed a true sense of community, or showed resiliency and strength during the pandemic year?”

Voters this year are asked to rethink the award’s usual meaning and recall moments a fashion community member went above and beyond during the pandemic. Who was a source of strength when perhaps you needed it most? Who showcased an undying ability to Just-Keep-Going resulting in inspiring you too to Just-Keep-Going? Was anyone incredibly generous, helpful, or selfless? Were there any standout moments that you witnessed a fashion community being a true role model? There are many moments during this very strange year that the fashion community showcased resiliency, and this year, the fashion awards looks to acknowledge these very special people.


Breakout New Designer, Daiquonne Lanier, 2017 – Photo by Crystal Combs

Surely, the glamour and high fashion energy of the usual event will be missed, but the heart of what this year’s event is spotlighting will truly transcend what is usually celebrated and bring to light the amount of fearless spirit the fashion community displayed even in the midst of the most career shaking year of everyone’s lives.


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Join the San Antonio Fashion Awards, now TEXAS FASHION AWARDS™ this November all month long at TexasFashionAwards.Org and bring to light those who shined bright for all and kept the fashion community going with their optimism and leadership. The platform will open November 1st and close midnight on November 27th. On December 1st, inspiring community winners as voted by their peers and global clients will be displayed at the platform and be inserted into the TEXAS FASHION AWARDS™ Hall of Fame with the rest of their peers from 2014-2019.

For ongoing developments about this year’s virtual fashion awards, stay tuned to StyleLushTV.Com. Wish to early bird sponsor the 2021 event, contact Style Lush TV here, and for even more updates on this and more fashion industry news stay tuned to our social media at @StyleLushTV.


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Burgundy Woods has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music/Music Industries from the University of the Incarnate Word and a Design & Trend Forecasting degree from The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. She began her career in Hollywood, California, where she worked for major record labels such as Virgin Records, Interscope Records, EMI Music and Capitol Records. Later after attaining her fashion degree, she was discovered by MySpace, Inc. and was immediately hired to be their Fashion Curator starring and producing her show THE B-SPOT Fashion & Trends on their Fashion & Shopping channel. During this time, online media was in its infancy. She and her colleagues contributed to the invention and molding of the online fashion media industry. Many of the stylized ideas and tools that were launched through these platforms are still used to this day as industry standards for online fashion media. Later, with her extensive experience in developing online fashion media, she continued the show independently and has successfully rebranded THE B-SPOT into Style Lush TV online fashion network. Now, with over nine professional years in online fashion media and trend forecasting, she continues to pioneer, maneuver and develop her industry. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Style Lush TV. She is also the President of the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative. The state's official non-profit for the positive growth of the Texas fashion industry.