Thursday, May 18 | 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 Thursday Runways & Gallery.
Thursday Runways will honor Style Setter Ana Ruelas with a portion of proceeds benefitting Ballet Austin.
With a high energy and passion for life, entrepreneurial-minded executive, wife and mother, Ana Ruelas had an accomplished 20+ year career in the fields of Human Resources, Marketing and Operations. She worked domestically and internationally at companies such as PepsiCo, Lenovo, Image Logistics Corporation, and Ace USA. In 2010 she moved on from the corporate world to pursue opportunities in smaller, more innovative spaces.
These days Ana spends the bulk of her professional time as a real estate investor and venture capitalist, supporting disruptive and fast growing young companies.
Ana and her husband Alejandro Ruelas believe in the power of family and being actively involved in the community. She is a strong advocate of organizations that support women and children; among them are Boneshaker, Breakthrough, Rise School, CASA, Seton Children’s Hospital, BookSpring, Ann Richard’s School for Girls, Ballet Austin, Seton Breast Care Center, ZTA Foundation, ALS Association, Austin Guitar Society, World Concern, and many others. She was honored to serve on the Board of Directors of REACH, a Virginia-based non-profit organization that provides books and support to kids and mothers in hidden shelters, Wonders & Worries and as Board President of Latinitas and is currently serving on the board of Con Mi Madre, Austin Symphony and Texas Book Festival.
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Florida, Ana is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University. She and her husband Alejandro are proud parents of three amazing kids, ranging in age from 3 to 16 – Gabriel (16), Melina (14) and Alejandro (3).