RAGTRADE ATLANTA Joins NYFW Schedule With Shoppable Runways

RAGTRADE ATLANTA, an award-winning fashion organization devoted to the discovery and promotion of today’s top emerging fashion designers, announced today their 3rd annual RAGTRADE ATLANTA Runway Show, presented by The Lincoln Motor Company, will unveil the organization's first-ever shoppable runway show featuring collections from the current fall/winter 2016 season. The runway show will take place on October 5, 2016 at the Georgia Freight Depot.

As an innovator in the South, the decision from RAGTRADE ATLANTA to align with the newest fashion industry standards of the ‘see-now, buy-now model’ comes from the organization’s goal to provide emerging talent with the ideal platform to showcase their designs to industry professionals and consumers alike. Following the footsteps of top NYFW regulars like Rebecca Minkoff, Tommy Hilfiger and more, RAGTRADE ATLANTA too will offer shoppable runway presentations in order to give designers the opportunity to sell greater volumes without the six month lag time between seasons.

“The industry is evolving and the fashion calendar is changing. It’s our mission for RAGTRADE ATLANTA to give emerging talent the resources they need to showcase their designs to editors, buyers and also the consumer. The ‘see-now, buy-now’ model is the future and, as an innovator, RAGTRADE ATLANTA will align itself to meet the need for our emerging designers,” said Angela Watts, founder of RAGTRADE ATLANTA.

The premier fashion event will include a night of industry-quality runway shows featuring the latest fall/winter 2016 collections 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

RAGTRADE ATLANTA will host a week long series of events leading up to and following the premier runway show. The schedule of events will take place as follows:

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 | KISS Magazine Party

Private Location

*Invite Only Event* | Media please RSVP: press@ragtradeatlanta.com

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 | RAGTRADE ATLANTA Opening Night Party

Red Martini | 3179 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta GA 30305

7pm-9pm Guest and Media please RSVP here.

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 | RAGTRADE ATLANTA Private Dinner Sponsored by Le Jeux Champagne

Huff Furniture Store | 3178 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

7pm-9pm *Invite Only Event* | Media please RSVP: press@ragtradeatlanta.com

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 | RAGTRADE ATLANTA 2016 Runway Show Presented by The Lincoln Motor Company

Georgia Freight Depot | 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30303

5pm | The Shops @ RAGTRADE ATLANTA

7:30pm | Runway Show

Media please RSVP here.

*Guests please purchase tickets here.

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 | MARENIKAE  x RAGTRADE ATLANTA Presents West Meets West

AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead at Phipps Plaza | 3600 Wieuca Rd NE Atlanta, GA

6:30pm | Red Carpet Begins

7:30pm | Conversation Begins Guests and Media please RSVP here.

Additional events will be announced next week.


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!


Alice + Olivia Spring 2017 NYFW

Stacey Bendet always delivers a strong collection for Alice + Olivia and Spring 2017 is no exception. She always manages to find the perfect balance and harmony between color, pattern and proportion. And glamour!


Thakoon Spring 2016 NYFW

Runway photos: Thakoon Spring 2016 NYFW.

TOM FORD Spring 2016 NYFW

Tom Ford is a trendsetter in every way and last night he flexed his NYFW creds by embracing the much talked about, much debated show-now-shop-now concept. However, it's not a concept anymore because we- the consumer- can walk into the Tom Ford showroom on Madison Ave and SHOP the looks! And speaking of the looks, it was classic Tom Ford. Sexy, sequined, plunging necklines, pencil skirts and to-die-for blazers for men - all with his signature retro-vibe.