3rd Annual Atlanta International Fashion Week Aims To Bridge Gaps and Connect Continents
Atlanta, GA - Along with Brand Atlanta, the Development Authority for the City of Atlanta, and support of Mayor Shirley Franklin, the 3rd Annual Atlanta International Fashion Week will bring together some of the industry's brightest stars, designers, and industry experts for a five day event packed with runway shows, fashion workshops, lavish dinners and glamorous events. Beginning in August of 2007, AIFW made history 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 and an international presence. In 2009, once again, from July 22nd to 26th, fashion will take center stage for the of the most highly anticipated fashion event of the year featuring international fashion moguls, celebrities, models, agents, press and buyers at the luxurious Biltmore, Palomar Hotel, the Vogue Collections, Opera and more.
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 and play a major role in the fashion arena. With that, the Atlanta International Fashion Week will welcome international designers and models from various countries such as Asia, London, Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Korea, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean.
AIFW have featured catwalk favorites from famous lines such as House of Dereon, Ed Hardy, Rock & Republic, True Religion, Akademiks, Apple Bottoms, Enyce, Baby Phat, Phat Farm, Rocawear, Ashley Stewart, Mecca, LRG, Azzure, and Young Jeezy's 8732, plus many more. This year some of the elaborate shows include Kouture Kids, Urbanstyle Fashion Affair, Fantasy Island, Curvy Couture, PRIVE, and Men of Style with celebrated designers such as Ralph Lauren, Sean John, Bebe, Juicy Couture, Michael Kors, Kenneth Cole, Akademiks, Ecko, Dallas Austin's Rowdy Collection, T.I.'s AKOO, Ashley Stewart and more 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 past sponsors and partners include Brand Atlanta, Mercedes Benz of Buckhead, Comcast, Macy's, Smartwater, Six Degrees Magazine, Paul Mitchell School, Grey Goose, and many more.
For more information on this epic event, visit AtlantaIntlFashionWeek.com or call 888.215.5141.