on sunday, march 10th, we hosted our 2nd annual esby fest at big red sun in austin, tx in celebration of our 5 year anniversary and the spring / summer 2019 collection!
the big red sun was dressed to thoughtfully transport guests to hotel san cristobal in todos santos, mexico, this season’s inspiration. the event started in the early afternoon with a runway show and continued into the evening with interactive workshops, two panel discussions and live music, with tasty bites from licha's cantina and thematic cocktails that were passed throughout the day.
esby fest is our way of telling our customers ‘thank you’ for the support season after season. we love the community we’ve built and would not be here without you.
esby spring / summer 2019
BEHIND THE SCENES
as seen on the runway, esby’s spring / summer ’19 collection was available for purchase throughout the day at an on-site pop-up
complimentary chain-stitching was offered on new esby apparel purchases from the pop-up
pokes for the people! stick&poke tattoos were offered throughout the day by lauren dunkin
HIGH SUN LOW MOON
cassie courtney worked hands on with guests to create a natural skin-smoothing face mask to take with you
PANELS DISCUSSIONS - HOSTED BY GRETCHEN JONES @gretchen_jones
PANELISTS | food director, bon appetit carla lalli music, @lallimusic | editor at large, bon appetit + partner at the mighty union, andrew knowlton, @andrewoknowlton | creative director, mcguire moorman hospitality, ryan smith, @ryanscottsmith | owner, big red sun, julie blakeslee, @bigredsunaustin | founder, kinn home tarica phung navarro, @tarica_navarro | founder, claire zinnecker design claire zinnecker, @clairezinnecker
BRICK & MORTAR x SEE NOW BUY NOW: how retail & content creation continues to evolve
PANELISTS | founder & designer of esby apparel, stephanie beard, @steph_beard_ | founder, helm boots joshua bingaman, @bingerzinger | creative director, refinery29, megan west, @meganwestdesign | associate photo editor, new york magazine stella blackmon, @stella.blackmon | page six style editor, new york post elana fishman, @elanafishman
DJ RAMESH @rameshinspace | TAFT @t_a_f_t | SMIILE @smiilemusic | BOTANY @botany.music
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS FOR MAKING ESBY FEST POSSIBLE
argus cidery, @arguscidery | dulce vida tequila, @dulcevidatequila | garrison brothers distillery, @garrisonbros | hoxie spritzer, @hoxiespritzer | independence brewing Co., @indybrewing | loot rentals, @lootvintage | siete family foods, @sietefoods | tito's handmade vodka, @titosvodka | topo chico, @topochicousa
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED!