Austin Fashion Week 2017 announces honored Style Setters —
August 9, 2020

Austin Fashion Week 2017 announces honored Style Setters

By Monica Peña

Austin Fashion Week
Fashion X Austin Fashion Week

As Fashion X Austin Fashion Week reaches its ninth year, the event welcomes all-new Style Setters. Four individuals who have influenced their community with both their personal style and dedication to local nonprofits will have a portion of the Runways & Gallery and Brunch “Style Setter” ticket proceeds donated to each honoree’s designated nonprofit.

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Fashion Week 2016

Ana Ruelas’ inspiring work will be celebrated with a portion of ticket sales earmarked for Ballet Austin. Ruelas supports a wide range of organizations including Ann Richard’s School for Girls, Boneshaker Project, Breakthrough Austin, Seton Children’s Hospital and Ballet Austin. As Board Director for REACH, she helped provide books and support to children and mothers in shelters.

Philanthropist Cassie LaMere’s causes include serving on the Board of Directors for the Center for Child Protection and Austin Child Guidance Center, as well as chairing events this year for Ballet Austin, Texas Performing Arts and the Voices for Children Giving Society. She serves as the event marketing director for Lexus of Austin & Lakeway.

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Fashion Week 2016

Philanthropic leader, keynote speaker and musician Andra Liemandt actively participates in committees including Dell Children’s Hospital, The SAFE Alliance, Strive2Thrive and Texas Film Society. She recently founded The Kindness Campaign and a curriculum to prevent bullying, which is now in 50 schools across Austin. A portion of “Style Setter” tickets for Saturday, May 20, will benefit The Kindness Campaign.

Ava Late is currently the co-owner of Late European, which includes Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Aston Martin of Austin, Lotus of Austin and Bentley of Austin. She has been a Media Spokesperson for over 30 years, 14 of which were with BMW and MINI of Austin. Help support Darrell K. Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease by purchasing tickets to Brunch on Sunday, May 21.

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