I’m so excited about the upcoming fashion extravaganza hosted by RAGTRADE Atlanta!!
With Atlanta’s success in music, and most recently film and television, RAGTRADE Atlanta is excited to launch a platform for the city’s next big industry – fashion. RAGTRADE Atlanta will debut on August 30, 2014 at the historic Piedmont Park and will feature a full day of runway shows highlighting the top retailers, independent fashion designers and students across the southeast.
Last week, I attended a designer meet and greet at the W Atlanta Hotel where guest mingled with fellow fashion influencers and enjoyed signature cocktails, a formal introduction to each designer and gifts from Stila Cosmetics and Modern Luxury.
The featured designer lineup will include 2014 Charleston Fashion Week “Emerging Designer of the Year” winner, Anna Toth, NBC’s Fashion Star contestant Edmond Newton, 2010 Charleston Fashion Week “Emerging Designer of the Year” winner, Larika Page, as well as former W Magazine intern and a favorite amongst Atlanta socialites, Tian Justman. Designers Nicci Hou and Natt Taylor will also grace the runway in August. Nicci Hou’s expanding celebrity clientele includes Kelly Rowland, Toni Braxton, Michelle Williams and Glee star, Amber Riley, while Natt Taylor’s growing media buzz includes features in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Daily Candy Atlanta, and rave reviews from Macy’s buyers and other local boutiques.
RAGTRADE Atlanta has garnered major support from fashion and beauty’s top industry leaders including Modern Luxury, CLICK Models of Atlanta, Stila Cosmetics and Bauder College. In addition, RAGTRADE Atlanta accomplished a new milestone by gaining the support from the city of Atlanta.
The event will kick-off at 10:30 a.m. with the opening of the style lounge complete with fashion and beauty vendors, music and cocktails. Runway shows will begin at 12:30 p.m. under the main tent and will showcase the Bauder College Senior Juried Collection. Retail shows will follow at 4 p.m.and featured designer shows will begin at 6:30p.m. ***Schedule is subject to change***
Pre-sale tickets for the Bauder College Senior Juried Collection and retail runway show will go on sale on June 1, 2014.
Take a look at some of the fun pics I captured at the meet & greet. Congrats to all of the talented designers 🙂