Ragtrade "the garment district" is putting atl fashion on the map.
RAGTRADE ATLANTA hosted their 4th annual fashion week, which culminated with a runway show at the Georgia Freight Depot, the oldest building in downtown Atlanta. Ragtrade did an excellent job showcasing 5 designers and collaborated with international companies such as Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and The Lincoln Motor Company to extend the reach of their events. Before the show, Atlanta socialites were serving look after look and I was there to capture every moment.
Atlanta's fashion adds a dab of culture to an industry that lacks diversity. It comes as no surprise that most noteworthy designers, creative directors, models, etc. share a similar "face" that dominates the fashion industry. But the Atlanta fashion community is set on changing the narrative.
My favorite designer of the evening was Muktar Onifade, and he's also the only male designer to present a collection this year. The name of his label is VISUVLGVDS, and this collection was futuristic and cohesive. He presented clean lines and manipulated silhouettes, which is not uncommon amongst noteworthy designers of the past and present.