October 11, 2018 by Burgundy Woods
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The most widely received and completely sold out San Antonio Fashion Awards was held earlier this evening and it was by far, the most exciting and successful ceremony to date! Results came in this year in record breaking numbers from all over the world to set the foundation for what many are saying is the best year yet. Emotions ran high as speeches moved audiences while tourists from all over the united states experienced true swells of San Antonio pride. As usual, the San Antonio Fashion Awards launched big news about our City. This year, the San Antonio Street Art Initiate announced its launch of San Antonio’s largest outdoor mural gallery, concentrated in one area and already in progress with its Phase 1, happening now in Midtown. Also announced was the celebration and broadened awareness about Diwali, a city sponsored event that happens to be the largest Indian festival in the nation. As a grand finale this year, Agosto Cuellar was honored this year and given the first ever Cultural Pioneer award. Originally told that he was to present an award, the surprised and emotional Agosto Cuellar took to the stage tonight and celebrated among his peers, mother and father. It was truly a moment long overdue for the fashion veteran.
This year, Breakout Fashion Designer of the Year was Daniel Hinojos. His collection took to the stage and filled the air with his signature “glitz & glamour”.
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The San Antonio Fashion Awards is an exciting, red carpet ceremony that celebrates the growth of the San Antonio Fashion Industry and highlights excellence within the San Antonio Fashion Community. It takes place at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts and has served the community for four years. This year, on October 11th, patrons of the San Antonio Fashion Awards enjoyed a red carpet exhibition, cocktail & entertainment hour featuring a special performance by SimplyRayne, the award ceremony , the annual Break Out Fashion Designer of the Year fashion show featuring Daniel Hinojos, multiple photo ops, an interview lounge, opportunity to purchase the Official 2018 San Antonio Fashion Awards Fine Art Print designed by artist Sixto of Essentails Creative and finally the after party, set within walking distance of the Tobin Center at Havana Hotel & Ocho. This year, the San Antonio Fashion Awards is presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, who is proud to showcase their unwavering support for the positive growth of the San Antonio Fashion Community and Industry. VIP Table Guests and Nominees enjoyed champagne, personal table servers and luxury gifts from Saks Fifth Avenue, Laura Mercier, Cellcosmet and NARS. Winners this evening received the Diamond Award of Excellence, a gift from Daniel Espinosa Jewelry among other opportunities. We would like to congratulate all the nominees and all the winners this year. Big evolutions are coming next year – Get Ready! We have so much more to share.
In the meantime, here are your 2018 San Antonio Fashion Awards Winners. Congratulations to all!
RETAILER OF THE YEAR 2018: SAS SHOEMAKERS
MODEL OF THE YEAR 2018: KENNEDY
MAKEUP INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR 2018: OLIVIA VILLA
HAIR INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR 2018: LISA WELLER
MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR 2018: 71 MAGAZINE
BLOGGER/VLOGGER OF THE YEAR 2018: SHEAR BEAR
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018: JENNIFER CROWDER
FASHION ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2018: GIO DIZURITA
FASHION EVENT OF THE YEAR 2018: TAYLOR’D FOR YOU BY TAYLOR MOBLEY
FASHION STYLIST OF THE YEAR 2018: KIRSTEN THOMPSON
STREETWEAR BRAND OF THE YEAR 2018: BARBACOAPPAREL
MENSWEAR OF THE YEAR 2018: SARTORIAL LUXURY BY MARCUS ANDREWS
WOMENSWEAR OF THE YEAR 2018: ROGER CANAMAR