Hot Picks: Texas Next Top Designer

Who do you think will become Texas' Next Top Designer? We've made our picks among the 20 finalists, and we can't wait to find out if our favorites take home the title at tonight's runway show and announcement gala.

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Danny Campbell
Isabel Varela (left) and Ashlee Brooks (right) are vying for the title of Texas' Next Top Designer with their label, Varela + Brooks; to see their cool collection and find out who our newest Top Designer is at tonight's event simply purchase tickets online at
Jewels like these by LILAHGABRIEL are among our favorites in this year's competition for Texas' Next Top Designer; shop the pieces now on the label's website,
We love the chic minimalism of pieces like this by competing label, Status; see more of their looks online at
Ann Hoang
Vietnam meets Texas in Arlington-native Ann Hoang's collections; Hoang's covetable dresses will be on the runway tonight as she competes to become Texas' Next Top Designer.
News4 I-Team
We adore local handbag label Ashard Richley, and if you aren't yet following them on Twitter, we suggest you do so immediately. Bags from the collection will be on the runway tonight as we wait to find out if Ashard Richley becomes our next Top Designer.
NBC Bay Area
Cool in tulle by one of our favorite contenders, Varela + Brooks. The sartorial balance of feminine elements mixed with tough details, like the exposed snaps on the motorcycle-inspired jacket, is one of the label's signatures; see more of the collection at
Darian Designs
Fun label Haute DJ is helmed by Darian Thomas and Jessica Sharp; we can't wait to see their colorful collection hit the runway as they compete to become Texas' Next Top Designer.
Carissa Rose
Carissa Rose specializes in the classics like these perfectly fitted white blouses; will her well-tailor items snag the title of Texas' Next Top Designer?
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