We're live from Austin, Texas! We've filled up on bbq, tacos, & loads of insight on what's up and coming for fashion designers, fashion technicians, and sustainable suppliers!

Our creative director started the week chatting to SXSW attendees on "The Invisible Technologies of Apparel." We discussed how technology is changing the industry with an emphasis on 3D printing by HEISEL and innovative sustainable materials like PAPER NO. 9 leather substitute made from recycled cardboard. We learned a lot from other panelists while delighting in hearing from YOU at open Q&A!

From there we took a trip to the exhibitor hall to talk to emerging brands about starting companies with a new idea, challenging the status quo of fashion, and how they source their materials.‚Äč

But it wasn't all business--we got hands on information from VR Fashion runway producers where we got to strut the catwalk in virtual reality. In celebration of a first casting we zipped to catch Solange perform her new album at the YouTube party, which was to DIE for.

So much talent in Austin this week; sad to go but back to business! More on Queen of Raw!