RAGTRADE ATLANTA Fashion Week | Starting October 2, 2016

RAGTRADE ATLANTA is just days away. There are four nights of scheduled fashion events, including runway! Secure your spot on the fashion scene! Visit RAGTRADE ATLANTA and RSVP to each event.


Style South brings Fashion Week to The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

With two solid days of fashion shows and fashion parties, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta may have just created Fashion Week in Atlanta. The open-to-public event featured the Fall 2016 collections from many of their top retailers - talk about staying on trend with the "show now shop now" fashion movement. 

On Saturday, September 17, Style South hosted the finale runway show at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. Hundreds of guests and VIPs sipped on champagne at the luxury shopping destination while taking their seats and eagerly awaiting the runway show which showcased the latest looks from Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet, Canali, Les Copains and Etro.

Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet opened the show with their signature edgy glam for the modern woman. Canali followed with a classic collection of menswear. They featured a black and white houndstooth trench that stole the show. The third collection, by Les Copains, was an ethereal show-stopper with it's lace, layering and proportion. Closing out the annual Style South with a collection of menswear and womenswear was Etro. No one mixes color and pattern more successfully and elegantly than Etro.

The Shops Buckhead Atlanta have a winner on their hands and I bet they're already planning for next year!


The Shops Buckhead Atlanta Announces Style South Events on Sept. 16 + 17


Retailers Feature Fall Collections; Atlanta Sports Heroes Walk the Runway

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The Shops Buckhead Atlanta is proud to announce Style South, an exceptional and exciting two-day fashion event including retailer collections on the runway, complimentary beverages, entertainment, and in-store shopping activations around the property.

On Friday, September 16th, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta presents Style South: The Contemporary Collections. From4:00PM - 7:00PM, guests will be invited to enjoy an evening of progressive shopping activations. During the course of the evening, retailers including Joie, Planet Blue, Theory, Kit and Ace, and COS will offer sneak previews of their fall collections. After each runway show, these retailers in addition to Billy Reid will host in-store shopping parties. Fantastic food and beverages will be served, and the event is complimentary and open to the public.

On Saturday, September 17th, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta presents the Style South FINALE: The Professional Sport + Style Collaboration. The event, hosted from 2PM – 7PM, will offer a unique fashion partnership between The Shops Buckhead Atlanta and our favorite professional sports figures and their wives. Participating retailers hosting afternoon shopping parties include Brunello Cucinelli, Canali, Alice + Olivia, Moncler, and Les Copains. Each retailer will offer an afternoon of shopping, with a portion of the proceeds contributed to the individual charity or foundation of an Atlanta sports figure. Then, in the evening, each retailer will showcase favorite fall collection items in a runway show. The show will also feature some of Atlanta’s favorite sports figures strutting their stuff on the runway.

 Some participating athletes include:

·        Warrick Dunn, NFL legend and current minority owner of the Falcons and his foundation. Dunn’s appearance will benefit Warrick Dunn Charities (http://wdc.org/)

·        Jamie Dukes, NFL Network broadcaster and former Falcons great, with wife Angela. Dukes’ appearance will support the Put Up Your Dukes Foundation (http://www.puydf.org/)

·        Terance Mathis, Former Falcons great, and wife Arnedia. Mathis’ appearance will benefit the Emory ALS Center (http://neurology.emory.edu/programs_centers/centers/als/index.html)

·        Brian Jordan, Former Braves & Falcons great and current Braves broadcaster. Jordan’s appearance will benefit the Brian Jordan Foundation (http://www.brianjordanfoundation.com/)

 To celebrate Style South, from September 16 - 18, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta will offer a $50 gift card to customers spending $750 or more. All events are complimentary and open to the public.

Style South is sure to be the South’s most exciting fashion event of 2016. Again, attendance for the shopping events and runway shows are complimentary, and during Style South, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta also offers complimentary six hour parking with validation from any retailer. For more information, visit http://theshopsbuckheadatlanta.com/events for more information on Style South.


The Lincoln Motor Company Returns As Presenting Sponsor of RAGTRADE ATLANTA 2016

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RAGTRADE ATLANTA, an award-winning fashion organization devoted to the discovery and promotion of top emerging fashion designers from around the globe, today announced their relationship with The Lincoln Motor Company to present the 3rd annual RAGTRADE ATLANTA Runway Show taking place October 5, 2016 at the Georgia Freight Depot.

The premier fashion event will include a night of industry-quality runway shows featuring the latest fall/winter 2016 collections on a shoppable runway show from a curated group of designers which include: 

  • Apoteca - Womenswear designer made in Lithuania
  • Cease & Desist - Contemporary menswear designer based in Atlanta, GA
  • Natt Taylor - Winner of Belk’s 2015 Southern Designer Showcase; The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs 2015 Emerging Fashion Designer Grant recipient; RAGTRADE ATLANTA 2014, 2015 featured designer
  • Kenya Freeman of Sylvia Mollie – The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs 2015 Emerging Fashion Designer Grant recipient; RAGTRADE ATLANTA 2015 featured designer
  • Onyii (“Own-Yee”) Brown of Onyii & Co. - Contemporary womenswear designer; Martha Stewart American Made 2015 Style Finalist
  • William Malcolm Luxe Collection - Bespoke Luxury Menswear created by William Malcolm also known as “The Style Artist”. He is also the design director for William Malcolm Eyewear, Lapel Kandy and Detroit Saddle Company

“Lincoln is excited to return to RAGTRADE with the modern and elegant all-new 2017 Lincoln Continental on display among Atlanta’s finest in design,” said Raj Register, multicultural communications manager, Lincoln. “Our customers share with RAGTRADE and the 2016 designers a passion and appreciation for sophisticated and contemporary design.”

A week-long series of events throughout the City of Atlanta are also being planned and will be announced at a later date.

The RAGTRADE ATLANTA Runway show began in 2013 as a runway event for local emerging designers around the Southeast and has since grown into a premier fashion organization that provides designers with year-long industry quality programs as well as partnerships and collaborations with influential fashion and luxury brands.

In addition to The Lincoln Motor Company, supporting sponsors for the 2016 RAGTRADE ATLANTA Runway Show include:

  • Lectra
  • FACTOR Chosen | Atlanta
  • Dress for Success Atlanta
  • Keune Academy - Official Hair Sponsor
  • Bobbi Brown Cosmetics - Official Makeup Sponsor
  • Le Juex Champagne
  • Dry Sparkling
  • Bloomingdale’s Lenox Square



Jeffrey Fashion Cares: SNEAK PEEK

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Jeffrey Fashion Cares

This is a preview to fashion Heaven.

I repeat, it's only a preview ... to go beyond the pearly coutured gates, you'll have to attend the 22nd Annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares this Monday August 25th. But hurry because this event sells out! AND with .91 cents of every dollar raised last year going directly to the Atlanta Aids Fund and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Jeffrey Fashion Cares is as much about saving lives as it is about style. While Jeffrey Kalinsky and team have been busy curating an exquisite fashion show with designer labels like Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Dior, Oscar de la Renta and so many more, I've gotten a hold of drool-worthy detail shots of what we'll be treated to Monday night!

O-EM-GEE get ready to gasp:

Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta
Jeffrey Fashion Cares
Jeffrey Fashion Cares

Photos courtesy Caren West PR / Tomas Espinoza

This is just a sampling of what will be featured on the runway! Bring a friend and see you Monday at Jeffrey Fashion Cares!  Lets trend! Use these hashtags: #JeffreyFashionCares #preventioninpairs #atlanta #JFCsneakpeek CLICK HERE for information & TICKETS!


Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2013 Preview

Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2013:

A Designer Preview

Dior, Givenchy and Alaïa ... what more can a girl want? Hmmm... how about Gucci, Lanvin and Jimmy Choo?! Well darlings, you're going to get a whole lot more than that at the 21st Annual

Jeffrey Fashion Cares benefit on August 26th at the American Cancer Society building in downtown Atlanta.

WATCH the video for a sneak peak of the uber fab designer fashion waiting for you... Oh, and don't forget to get your tickets before they sell out!

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Jeffrey Atlanta GM Don Purcell "teased" us with the knowledge that he had [in his possession] amazing designer looks right off the European runways ready for JFC. He wouldn't say what designers but he swooned over Givenchy.



Join us this Friday, August 2nd at Midtown's stylish 10th & Piedmont for the launch of FASHIONADO FRIDAYS. On the first Friday of the month infuse your late nights with a dose of fashion, art and culture. Kicking off the monthly events, meet designer Rafael Cox and preview his Spring Summer 2013 collection. We'll be presenting 3 different looks every 30 minutes. ALL night Fashion! ALSO, enjoy the FABuLous art works of Paul Wolski [more on him later this week!]

Let us know you're coming. And hey, this event is open to the public and there's no cover so bring your friends. RSVP on FB, HERE.

One last thing, don't drink and drive. Ride UBER. Sign up [here] and get $20 off your first ride when you use promo code: fashionadoATL

See you Friday night! *Watch video above for a peek of Rafael Cox's work.

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