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RAGTRADE Atlanta, a premier fashion organization devoted to the discovery and promotion of today's top emerging fashion designers from the Southeast, in partnership with the Art Institute of Atlanta.
RAGTRADE Atlanta returns this year as the City of Atlanta's awarded Fashion Industry Leader to host their second-annual runway show. The premier fashion event will include a night of industry-quality runway shows featuring the latest spring/summer 2016 collections from a curated group of today's top emerging designers in the Southeast. Featured designers for the RAGTRADE Atlanta 2015 Featured Runway Show will include:
  • Edmond Newton - Current contestant on Project Runway Season 14;RAGTRADE Atlanta 2014 featured designer
  • Natt Taylor - Winner of Belk's 2015 Southern Designer Showcase;RAGTRADE Atlanta 2014 featured designer
  • Zachary Howell of Zachary/Nathaniel - SCAD alumni; Charleston Fashion Week 2014 Emerging Designer
  • Brendan Combs - SCAD alumni; Protégé of National Design Award winner Behnaz Sarafpour
  • Kenya Freeman of Sylvia Mollie - The City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs 2015 Emerging Fashion Designer Grant recipient; Kontrol Magazine Designer of the Year 2015
RAGTRADE Atlanta 2015
As an organization founded in sourcing the 'new and the next,' RAGTRADE Atlanta has also partnered with the Art Institute of Atlanta to present Fashion's Next Voice, an exclusive student show showcasing designs from two top talents from the Art Institute of Atlanta's world-renowned fashion design program.
In addition to runway shows, the event will also give guests the opportunity to mix, mingle and shop the RAGTRADE Atlanta Style Lounge fully-equipped with music, signature cocktails and a finely curated collection of fashion and beauty brands.
*Further details regarding the student runway show, Fashion's Next Voice and the Style Lounge will be released later next week.*
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 | 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Doors/Style Lounge open: 5:00pm
  • Media check-in: 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • All runway shows begin: 7:00pm



The Georgia Freight Depot | 65 M.L.K. Jr Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30303


About RAGTRADE Atlanta
RAGTRADE Atlanta was created by a group of industry professionals who are passionate about creating a vibrant and exciting fashion industry for the City of Atlanta.
RAGTRADE Atlanta not only provides emerging designers with a platform to showcase their talent through a premier runway weekend, but also provides them with needed resources through partnerships, industry collaboration, events and education.
For more news and information, follow RAGTRADE Atlanta on Facebookwww.facebook.com/ragtradeatlanta and visit their website at www.ragtradeatlanta.com
A special thank you to our sponsors:
  • The Art Institute of Atlanta
  • The City of Atlanta - Mayor's Office of Special Events
  • Lincoln Motor Company
  • SIMON Properties: Phipps Plaza® & Lenox Square®
  • Lectra
  • FACTOR Women | Atlanta
  • Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
  • AmericasMart | Atlanta Apparel
  • Dress for Success Atlanta
  • Bloomingdale's at Lenox Square®
  • Modern Luxury: Jezebel Magazine, The Atlantan
  • Faved Events
  • 10 Squared
  • Twenty Grand Vodka
Media Note:
Media interested in attending the
RAGTRADE Atlanta 2015 Runway Show, please fill out the media credentials form hereno later than Oct. 9, 2015 at 5:00pm EST.
Media interested in interviewing
RAGTRADE Atlanta Founder, Angela Watts or any of our 2015 featured designers, please contact:
Maire McMahon | maire[at]10squaredpr.com  | 678.399.3363

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