Eleven Eleven: An Evening of Extraordinary Fashion
The night of Austin’s iconic designer- Stephen Moser’s “Made in Heaven” fashion show was the night to see and be seen. I knew that dressing over-the-top was a MUST for me, so I enlisted the help of my then boss- Henry from Austin veteran vintage shop Big Bertha’s. I ended up wearing a vintage (obvi) YSL military-inspired jacket with black taffeta skirt, red shirt with high ruffled collar, my sky-high H by Halston heels from Bakers and deconstructed a floppy hat…then voila! Instant Victorian-inspired outfit. Very high-fashion and perfect for that evening. That evening, I was accompanied by Henry and our mutual friend- Hannah, who looked amazing in a chic black dress with statement necklace and one of my veiled headpieces. The fashion show was held at the historic Driskill hotel and consisted of three designers that showcased their collections before Stephen’s finale show. The designers were: Tina Johnson of Four Small Cats, Roosevelt Cavallos Shoes and Gail Chovan of Blackmail.
Acclaimed Austin writer/designer Stephen Moser debuted his Fall/Winter 2012/13 collection after an eight year hiatus. All his fabrics were sourced from TexStyles and the collection was locally made at White Star Manufacturing. He had reached out to a bevy of local celebrities to strut their stuff on the catwalk in his unique mens and womenswear. The collection was inspired by a lifetime of creative influence, ranging from art, movies, color, etc. The men dazzled in shimmery, bold hues and brocades while the women stunned in body hugging silk and velvet gowns with jaw-dropping, plunging fur-trimmed backs. My favorite gown of the collection (that would be just AH-mazing to wear) would be the finale gown- a black velvet number with stiff ruffle detail at the neck and runs down the back to the train. It’s the simple things that include the surprising detail like that, that make the garment eye-catching and dramatic.
Proceeds from the event went to benefit Hospice Austin’s “Pet Piece of Mind” program. The show was produced by Stephen’s lifelong friend- Jackie OH.
Congratulations Stephen on an amazing show and welcome back to the world of fashion!
Stephen MacMillan Moser
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