Ragtrade Atlanta 2016Location: Atlanta, GA • 12 Oct
Outfit Details: Tibi white blouse // black coated skinny jeans // Christian Louboutin black pumps // vintage Chanel bag (similar here) // Kendra Scott earrings (sold out), similar here // Hermes black H bracelet // David Yurman cuff bracelet // Kendra Scott ring
Last Wednesday, I attended Ragtrade Atlanta’s runway fashion show, which featured original designs from six emerging fashion designers from all over the world: Apoteca, Natt Taylor, Sylvia Mollie, Onyii And Co, Cease And Desist, and William Malcolm. I thought it was cool that not only women’s clothing was featured, since both Cease and Desist and William Malcom were men’s clothing designers/labels.
Behind The Scenes:
Before the show started, I was able to go backstage for a behind the scenes look. It’s amazing how much goes on backstage before a fashion show starts in terms of makeup and touch ups, last minute alterations, models getting dressed, and more.
Apoteca is a fashion designer from Lithuania, who has been featured in Cosmopolitan. Apoteca’s inspiration comes from color code, viola, tropics, and dreams. I loved how Apoteca used muted floral prints on silk and cashmere fabrics.
You may have come across Natt Taylor’s designs at Belk this year, since Belk selected her as one of their Southern fashion designers for their annual showcase featuring emerging fashion designers from the South.
I loved the feminine details that Natt Taylor incorporated into her collection with bows, lace, cutouts, and subtle color pops.
Sylvia Mollie hands down stole the show with her take on modern minimalism featuring black and white contrasts, monochromes, embellishments, and attention to detail. Each piece was edgy, yet sophisticated–a vibe which some of the big fashion powerhouses from the CFDA give off during their New York Fashion Week runway shows. I was very impressed with this collection.
Onyii And Co:
I loved all of the bright prints from the Onyii And Co collection and how the designer used elements from her Nigerian roots when designing the collection. The abstract blue and green romper and floral maxi dresses were a couple of my favorite pieces.
Cease And Desist:
Cease And Desist is an urban street wear collection. Cease and Desist uses minimalist details and creates trends through defiance, which are important elements to their self dubbed “runway rebels.”
The evening ended on a high note with William Malcolm, who had a suit inspired by The Lincoln Motor Company. The suit was sharp and stole the show for men’s wear.