Where do Fashion and music collide at this year’s South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas? Look no further for your dose of this week’s conferences, concerts, and parties of chic note. From intimate Q&As Billy Reid and John Varvatos to bashes thrown by chaussure brands of note, we’ve got your SXSW social bases covered. Most of these shindigs are invite only, alas, so make sure you’ve got your RSVPs in order!
“The Neighborhood” Huffington Post Style Sessions
Details: Billy Reid headlines an intimate Q&A session. moderated by HuffPo Style executive editor, Anya Strzemien. Even better? There’s another designer on the premises later in the week, when John Varvatos hosts his own Q&A on Thursday at 4 p.m. Best of all? Both talks are open to the public!
Location: 2nd Street District 4 p.m.
Details: Music, food, drink and live fashion show
Location: Lustre Pearl 9 p.m.- 2 a.m.
House of Vans at the Mohawk
Details: Showcase series hosted by Vans with various band performances
Location: the Mohawk 6:30 p.m.
Hosts: Billy Reid in partnership with K.Swiss, Bulliet Bourbon, and American Songwriter Magazine
Location: Weather Up, 12 – 8 p.m.
ASOS Music Lounge
Details: Three-day restaurant and lounge for artists, celebrities, media and tastemakers, including libations like Vita Coco, Red Bull, and Don Julio (hopefully not in one cocktail), performances by Youngvlood Hawke, Charli XCX, Foxes, and more, hosted by ASOS, Red Touch Media, and BMF Media
Location: Cedar Door, 12 – 5 p.m.
Details: Lounge around, test run some snazzy Monster DNA headphones, sample cocktails (of course), and enjoy music performances (of course, considering this is SXSW, after all).
Location: Moonshine Bar & Grill 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (VH1)
Hosts: Electronic Lady Studios and Robot Fondue in association with John Varvatos
Location: Willie Nelson’s “Luck Texas” Ranch, 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Details: Enjoy jams by the likes of Royal Concepts, Wake Owl, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Royal Teeth, Churchill, Ivan & Alyosha
Location: Buffalo Billards, 12 – 5 p.m.
FRYE DAYS Night Party
Performers: Jamie N Commons, Gold Fields, Rhye, Asher Roth
Location: Buffalo Billards, 8 p.m.
Celebrate Summer Style with True Religion, Elle, and Joy Bryant
Location: Moonshine Grill, 7 – 9 p.m.