In August of 2007, history was made as the Atlanta Fashion Network presented the first annual Atlanta International Fashion Week with its benefits and big name designers that attracted Atlanta’s finest. This year, from July 23th through 27th, fashion will take center stage again for the second installment of the most highly anticipated fashion event of the year featuring international fashion moguls, celebrities, models, agents, press and buyers at downtown Atlanta’s prominent exposition center, the Georgia World Congress Center.
In producing AIFW, the Atlanta Fashion Network plans to shape fashion and style by displaying what Atlanta has to offer in fashion to the world. Atlanta is known to be a chief influence and birthplace of numerous mainstream musicians and genres, however it is the goal of AIFW Director, Paula Whittle, to have Atlanta recognized as an emerging fashion capital. She says: “Atlanta is known as a music Mecca, but is now becoming a site for fashion stimulus, and can now play a major role in the fashion arena and gain international recognition. I want to bridge the two to create a powerful, innovative convergence.” With that, the Atlanta International Fashion Week welcomes international designers and models from various countries such as Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, and the Virgin Islands.
Atlanta International Fashion Week will offer innovative and informative workshops and fashion based curricula within Pretty Academy School of Fashion. Classes will be instructed by industry experts and AIFW Fashion Council such as Leo Marshall (Celebrity Photographer), Mychael Knight (Project Runway, Celebrity Designer), Sybil Pennix (Celebrity Stylist) and many more. In addition, AIFW will feature an exquisite and innovative trunk show, “Fashion Store” and premiere fashion runway shows.
AIFW will feature catwalk favorites modeling fall’s hottest looks with showcases from famous lines such as Tboz’s Chase Closet, Ed Hardy, Rock & Republic, True Religion, Akademiks, Apple Bottoms, Enyce, Baby Phat, Phat Farm, Rocawear, and Young Jeezy’s 8732, plus many more. Some of the elaborate shows include Kouture Kids, Urbanstyle Fashion Affair, Exotica, Fantasy Island, Curvy Couture, PRIVE Fashion Affair, and Men of Style to cater to the style in everyone.
Come to Atlanta to experience the convergence of the most powerful ideas and most powerful network. From Wednesday to Sunday, you’ll be immersed in actionable learning and profitable exchange. Atlanta International Fashion Week has teamed up with the fashion industry’s internationally renowned elite to afford aspiring designers and models the opportunity to network, learn, and enjoy the best that Atlanta has to offer in fashion, style, glamour, and nightlife at various acclaimed venues, night clubs and restaurants. This star-studded affair will be entertaining and designed to benefit local and national charities all in the name of fashion. Some of the many AIFW supporters and partners include Inside Fashion World Magazine, Mymodeltalk.com, DTLR, Elvie G Public Relations, Paul Mitchell School, John Robert Powers, JPat Records, Mallard Magazine, Dan Agency, La La Sincerely Inc, and many more.
For more information on this epic event, visit www.AtlantaIntlFashionWeek.com or call 888.215.5141.