Atlanta International Fashion Week is engineering the global fashion experience and attracting industry influencers with a passport to arts, culture, fashion and entertainment. The destination is fashion with a journey through art and an encounter with style. The proclaimed Atlanta International Fashion Week is bridging the gap and connecting continents through fashion! Introducing, Tour de Atlanta, a five day adventure through Atlanta's premier locations showcasing the retail, art, and cultural communities. Fashion is more than just the clothes on one’s back. It’s a movement, a feeling and an expression. AIFW fosters and encourages established and up-and-coming designers through numerous industry and networking events. AIFW has developed Fashion Lives Here a fashion awareness program created to generate international attention to Atlanta’s vibrant retail market and arts community. Atlanta has one of the top 10 retail markets in the country and AIFW has goals to grow the vitality of the Atlanta fashion arts community, maintain global relations along with the promotion of the arts through fashion and entertainment.
With worldwide appeal, 50 designers, 12 runway shows, 6 celebrity events, 4 fashion workshops, 2 trunk shows in one week and eight years in the making, the Atlanta International Fashion Week has become one of the largest fashion and entertainment events of the year. From presenting some of the most celebrated designers on the catwalk to highly anticipated celebrity events, AIFW will bring fashion back in Atlanta at the renowned 200 Peachtree. You will be immersed in five days packed with runway shows, live entertainment, learning sessions, and network events to bridge the gap and connect continents through fashion. This star-studded affair will be entertaining and designed to benefit local and national charities all in the name of fashion.
Beginning in 2007 at Atlanta’s preeminent exposition center, the Georgia World Congress Center, AIFW has featured catwalk favorites of White House Black Market, Roberto Cavalli, Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, Trina Turk, Juicy Couture, Rock & Republic, Sean John, Ed Hardy, Dereon, True Religion, Akademiks, Apple Bottoms, Ecko, Baby Phat, Rocawear, Phat Farm, Mecca, Ashley Stewart, Enyce, LRG and many more among countless independent designers. Atlanta is slowly becoming an epicenter of fashion with AIFW bringing it to the forefront on a global level.
Brand Atlanta commends AIFW for its commitment to Atlanta's fashion and design community as well as its promotion of women's health issues. Many AIFW events demonstrate the organization's dedication to economic development and promotion for the city of Atlanta.
"This event supports the growth of Atlanta's local fashion and creative industries," says Sonya Moste, director of Marketing at ADA and interim marketing executive for Brand Atlanta. "Fashion Week is about economic development and raising Atlanta's profile."
“Atlanta International Fashion Week is dedicated to showcasing Atlanta’s elite designers and models in the fashion industry. This week, full of fun-filled events exemplifies your dedication to the economic development for the City of Atlanta. I commend Atlanta International Fashion Week for your commitment to Atlanta’s fashion and design community,” says former Mayor Shirley Franklin.
With past national and international partners such as the World Fashion TV, Columbia Pictures, Comcast, Mercedes Benz, Paul Mitchell, W Hotel, Dolce Group, Revlon and more along with partnerships with countries such as Africa, Canada, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, AIFW is increasingly growing and will become international must attend fashion show and trade event of the year. AIFW has featured some special events such as an Adidas Celebrity In Store Event with Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic, special appearances by Kim Kardashian, Sean “P.Diddy” Combs, Dallas Austin, Mychael Knight from Project Runway, Dwight Eubanks of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Heavyweight boxer Floyd Mayweather, R&B artist Monica, Hip-Hop superstar Young Jeezy, and hosts of corporate buyers and industry professionals.
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