Austin is an individual of Indigenous Mexican and French descent. They grew up in a small town in South Carolina to a Marine Corps family. They dreamed of far off places and people who were like them. They saw opportunity in the pages of magazines and wanted to break into the fashion world. Austin began sewing at fourteen to understand the workings of a garment and the importance of fashion in self expression. They dedicated themself to the craft all the way through college. Austin fell into a rut, stuck serving in a café in Florida. When the pandemic hit they lost their job; it was then that Austin decided that they were destined to do more. They came to New York with a dream and a drive to succeed. Austin is determined to become a face for the LGBTQ community, and a pillar in the fashion industry.