Join Austin Fashion Initiative for our monthly event. This month we'll be featuring an in-conversation presentation with Matt Swinney, Founder of Fashion X and Austin Fashion Week. We'll be discussing Matt's 10 years of experience in Austin's fashion industry, his take on our emerging designer scene, and his vision for the future of our fashion ecosystem in Texas.
A native Austinite, Matt started Austin Fashion Week in 2009 in an effort to deepen the ever-growing fashion community in Austin. After growing Austin Fashion Week to the 4th largest event of its kind in the United States, Matt launched Fashion X Dallas in 2014 and Fashion X Houston in 2016. In addition to Fashion X, Matt is highly active in the Austin nonprofit community, currently serving on the Boards of Ballet Austin and Preservation Austin, the Development Board of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas and is highly active with the Rise School of Austin.
Austin Fashion Initiative events are open to any professional participating in the fashion and creative industries. To learn more about how Austin Fashion Initiative is working to impact the development and growth of Austin's fashion industry, visit AustinFashionInitiative.com to take the initiative.