“Bringing Upscale Couture To The South”[1/19/2018] Atlanta, GA.: Even with its continuously growing reputation, not many know about the LARGEST and ONLY fashion week in the south! Until now…….
It may be cold here in Atlanta, but the planning process has already begun to heat up behind the scenes for this years “Georgia Peach Fashion Week”; whose theme is:
STYLE OUT LOUD!
According to “America’s Next Top Model Season 24 Contestant” and co-partner of GPFW, Erin Greene…..‘style out loud’ means:
“You being vibrant, bold, and thinking out of the box.”
All of which will be displayed during the 2018 festivities which will take place April 15th-22nd at the historic Piedmont Park. Hence why founders Desiree & Kenyon Glover decided against hosting the event in 2017 [for those wandering minds].
When we asked the reason for the “break”, Desiree was quick to tell us that it was FAR from a break for them!
“Myself and Kenyon actually moved here about 4 years ago [to Atlanta, Georgia] and we wanted to bring a little piece of our heart, which was Los Angeles, California and the the modeling industry. The modeling industry that we came from, and we said to ourselves, ‘WOW, we don’t have it here in Georgia and we’d like to implement it here.’ So that first year in 2015, we actually put our first season together at the Maison Art Gallery and it was a huge success. And what makes it so different is– the fact that it’s in the south. You don’t have a fashion week like Georgia Peach Fashion Week in the south. And of course the south is yearning for a fashion week that is going to be phenomenal such as NYFW. They are yearning for couture fashion. The south is known for its hip hop wear and the hip hop culture. But at the same time we’re also looking at the dynamic of Georgia turning into Black Hollywood.
When we started Georgia Peach Fashion Week our vision was to get to the historic Piedmont Park, and in order for us to do it there were certain things that needed to take place. We needed to solidify the historic Piedmont Park and WE DID!”
And according to husband/co-founder Kenyon Glover, the response has been amazing with folks asking for MORE following each cycle!
But this TRIO is dynamic for more reasons than simply Georgia Peach Fashion Week. A portion of the proceeds earned from the festivities will be applied to “Twin Of A Kind Foundation”, which was also created by Desiree Glover and Erin Greene. Who, if you aren’t aware by now, are TWINS!
Yes, it’s a FAMILY AFFAIR!!!!
“TWIN OF A KIND, is a self-employment organization that motivates and encourages youth to see their full potential in life. A lot of the proceeds from Georgia Peach Fashion Week goes to the annual developments for programming and contractual ventures that goes on throughout our communities.” Says Co-Founder Erin Greene
Who also spoke briefly about her experience on America’s Next Top Model Season 24. A show which she’s received much praise for! Why? Because Tyra Banks took the age limits off! Erin is one of the oldest models to compete, she’s 42 and looks PHENOMENAL!
“I can not talk about the competition but I’m blessed to be apart of the cast. For Tyra to lift off the age limit and bless me with the presence of being on the show, I’m HONORED. It was just a great experience.”
How amazing right?!
Three models in charge of a couture fashion show in the south screams SUCCESS!
And while they couldn’t give everything away, Desiree did reveal that they’ve chosen to work with 2 unique designers that many will be impressed with.
- Aunt Funkey’s Closet [California] [CLICK HERE]
- Tina Ganson
This interview contained SO MUCH informative news and e thoroughly enjoy it!
You will too!
But TOMORROW, the trio have teamed up with FEN Social for a networking event in Atlanta, GA. designed specifically for creatives. [CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION]