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Austin Fashion Week Soiree and Gallery 2017

Wow, what an experience! At King and Rose we believe in showcasing our eyeglass and sunglass collections at the highest level and the runway is the perfect stage! We teamed up with the crew from Fashion X to highlight some of our favorite pieces during Austin Fashion Week.

It all started with a soiree at our flagship store! We invited our neighbors and eyewear lovers to take in some good music and get the party started. Then we collaborated with custom suit designer Ross Bennett on some looks for his rooftop showing in downtown Austin. It included a special appearance by hip-hop artist Droid. He came out wearing an amazing white gold pair of Ahlem sunglasses. Photo credit: Jared Tennant @jaredten

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Then to the gallery showing at the newly built JW Marriott hotel. We set up a beautiful booth showcasing exclusive hand-picked styles for three nights complete with rose crowns and plenty of photo-ops!


Sabine be. – colorful handmade acetate from France

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Rigards hand-carved buffalo horn eyewear

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Fashion X attendees wearing Kuboraum handmade acetate sunglasses

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King and Rose team with designer Ross Bennett and Fashion X founder Matt Swinney

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King and Rose Team wearing Rigards buffalo horn and metalloid eyewear

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We had an amazing time meeting all the fashion trend-setters in Austin and welcoming them into our world of handmade eyewear. The only thing better was styling runway models for the show itself. Check out our upcoming blog post to see the designers and looks we collaborated on!