RAGTRADE ATLANTA, an award-winning fashion organization devoted to the discovery and promotion of top emerging fashion designers from around the globe, will return to host their 4th annual runway show October 2 – 5, 2017. The Lincoln Motor Company will return as the official title sponsor. Bobbi Brown Cosmetics will return as the official makeup sponsor, Factor Chosen Model Management will return as the official model sponsor, Keune Academy by 124 will return as the official hair sponsor and Lectra will return as an official supporting sponsor. W Atlanta-Buckhead will host the fashion week official opening night party. The full week of events will include:
- 10/2: Opening Night Party Presented by The Lincoln Motor Company and W Atlanta-Buckhead
- 10/3: Fashion in Atlanta Presents Fashion Illustrator Experience
- 10/4: Meet the Designers Presented by The Gathering Spot
- 10/5: RAGTRADE ATLANTA 2017 Runway Show Presented By The Lincoln Motor Company
Limited tickets are on sale. To purchase tickets, please visit: https://ragtradeatlanta2017.eventbrite.com
It is a FULL day of FASHION this Saturday, September 16 at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta starting with brunch at noon, followed by in-store parties and givebacks, dining and a finale extravaganza on the RUNWAY... Welcome the Fall fashion season with the latest looks by some of your favorite designer labels.
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Last season it was "Be the change you want to see in the world," and for Spring/Summer 2018 the message is, "The World needs more Sparkle." Stacey Bendet is conquering the world with positive vibes and good energy via fashion and her label Alice + Olivia. (And we LOVE it!)
This season, accompanying all the 'sparkle,' A+O gave us ruffles, florals and fringe. Dresses, shorts, slacks and separates embraced a Bohemian chic factor in a way that only Stacey can deliver.
The BIBHU MOHAPATRA Spring Summer 2018 collection draws inspiration from art and life in traditional Eastern Asia. Reflecting on the mysterious female samurai, the collection strikes a balance between seduction and strength – a power dynamic interpreted in geometric silhouettes and artful, embellished fabrics. Mohapatra showcased his Spring Summer 2018 collection at New York Fashion Week at Skylight Clarkson Square to a packed house.
“The role of the female samurai has, historically, been a battle of its own. She is always the exception and never the rule. Each piece has been designed to echo her extraordinary uniqueness through masterpieces of Japanese lace, sunburst pleated tulle, and silk mikado. There is war in art and there is art in war – this collection captures the vibrancy of it all,” explains Mohapatra.
Rooted in conflict, the SS18 collection’s resolution is a synergistic mix of couture ready-to-wear and evening gowns. Highlights include necklines and drapework reminiscent of formal kimonos, geometrically inclined beadwork, and knotting inspired by Japanese Shibari – the artistic practice of bondage.
Mohapatra also collaborated with Christian Louboutin to customize two styles of shoes from the French luxury brand’s SS18 collection. Nosy, a pointy-toe pump, and Nosy Flat, a pointy-toe flat style combine two contrasting colors of leather with transparent PVC and floral lace accents. These sleek, ultra-feminine styles both reveal and conceal the foot, echoing the duality inherent to Mohapatra’s collection.
For embellishments, Mohapatra collaborated with PreciosaGroup on fine crystals. “Preciosa is the perfect collaborator for us as we built this collection. Their product stands for incredible quality, refinement and modernity which enables me to take my collection from concept to realization,” said Mohapatra.
Explicitly designed from head to toe, the BIBHU MOHAPATRA SS18 collection introduced the image of a self-actualized warrior.