Saturday, May 20 | 6:30 pm | JW Marriott
At least 9 full runway shows and 6 mini collections:
Feel like a celebrity viewing collections by and meeting STARS from Project Runway. DISCOVER independent designers from across the country. Support your local designers from the 512. Check out 3-look CAPSULE collections from fresh, local designers. Shop the GALLERY featuring around 20 of the best accessories, apparel, jewelry and shoe designers.
Special thanks to Koh Gen Do Cosmetics for providing model makeup for the Saturday Runways & Gallery.
Saturday Runways will honor Style Setter Andra Liemandt with a portion of proceeds benefitting The Kindness Campaign.
Andra Liemandt is a coveted keynote speaker, a drummer, a philanthropic leader and an influencer in the Austin community. Her work focuses on sharing the message that you are enough to audiences everywhere, to encourage them to accept themselves and that it’s never too late to follow your dreams. She has graced the cover of Austin Woman Magazine and is on a mission to positively impact women and children in the Austin community and beyond.
After graduating college from Texas Lutheran University, Andra’s career included working at Dell computers as well as being a pharmaceutical sales representative for Abbott Laboratories.
Andra is now the founder of The Mrs, an all-female four-piece pop-rock band, and the head of JL Entertainment, their record label. The band has been featured on Good Morning America, Billboard, BuzzFeed, People and The Queen Latifah Show. They’ve played together for three years and gained momentum almost immediately after releasing their first music video featuring a Magic Mirror that shifted the way women saw themselves with messages of empowerment. That video has been viewed over five million times. The band is about to release their self-titled debut album in March, and continues to create infectious tunes to inspire and uplift their listeners.
Andra has spent many years dedicating her time in the philanthropic world to organizations such as Hand to Hold, The Safe Alliance, The Survive2Thrive Foundation, The Center for Child Protection, Just Keep Living, and the Miracle Foundation to name a few. She’s chaired the silent auction for St Gabriel’s School Gala and served on multiple committees including Dell Children’s, Women’s Day Selection Committee and the Texas Film Society.
Most recently, she founded The Kindness Campaign to spread kindness as a key to changing the way children relate to themselves and one another. She pulled together a talented team to create a powerful curriculum to prevent bullying, which includes taking the Magic Mirror to schools to allow kids to see themselves differently. In it’s first year, the curriculum was translated into Spanish and has been implemented in 50 schools around Austin.
Andra lives in Austin with her husband Joe and her two children Kate and Elle.