Earlier this week I had the privilege of speaking with Austin-based designer Ross Bennett of The Ross Bennett Collection. Ross was selected to design and style the Circuit of The Americas' COTA Girls - stylish ambassadors who will be part of the color and pageantry during race week festivities. The COTA Girls will be unveiled at the highly anticipated fashion show, Shift Into Style, this Friday night at the Bob Bullock Museum.
In this exclusive interview, Ross discusses the design process, his inspiration and experience as a fashion designer, and even drops a few hints at what we can expect to see on the runway this Friday. Of particular note for visitors, Ross talks about Austin's approach to fashion, how you can plan for your trip and what hot spots he likes to frequent. We also spoke about the most fascinating aspects of F1 and how they distinguish this class of racing from other series.
We hope to see you Friday as Circuit of The Americas presents Austin Fashion Week's Shift Into Style!
What: Austin Fashion Week Kick-Off Event, Shift Into Style, presented by Circuit of The Americas
When: Friday, August 10, 2012 from 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Where: Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701
Who: Circuit of The Americas, Circuit Events Host Committee, Austin Fashion Week, Alexander Rossi and more TBA
Fashion Lineup: Ross Bennett, Keepers, Ferrari, The Danes Collection and Linda Asaf
Food and Drinks: Parkside, Olive & June, Backspace, Truluck's, Iron Cactus, Siena and Sentelli's
Cost: $85 per ticket