#AiFWcares for our city and has developed #FashionLivesHere, 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.
OUR CITY PROGRAMS INCLUDE:
-Tour de Atlanta
An excursion and exploration of Atlanta’s most desired locations, stores, attractions and restaurants.
A shopping guide and experience to all things fashion in Atlanta.
FASHION LIVES HERE
Where are the latest fashions found? Here! The city of Atlanta is steadily becoming one of the world’s prime locations for fashion leaders. With an array of luxury and high-end retailers, it’s no wonder celebrities and trendsetters flock to Atlantafor the freshest fashions around. The city’s abundant art scene is full of life in Little Five Points where art, theater, and fashion collide, while Virginia-Highlands, offers up uniquely hip shops. Take a few days and explore Lenox Squareand PhippsPlaza, where the biggest names in fashion are found including Jimmy Choo, Tiffany & Co., and Saks Fifth Avenue. If you are in the mood for a vintage flair, visit the Marietta Historic District. It presents specialty shops in addition to antiques to satisfy the nostalgia enthusiast. Atlanta, Georgiais enriched in art with its many museums, theaters, and historical sites; it is this unique blend of culture that allows creativity to spark many of its local artists and designers. The merging of old and new enhances the urban shopping experience within its turn of the century market squares. Atlantais quickly becoming a hot spot for celebrities earning its nickname Hotlanta and retailers around the world are taking notice. Don’t be the last to find out why, Fashion Lives Here.
Your Passport to Atlanta! Welcome to the city of Atlanta where excitement greets you around every corner. Tour de Atlanta allows you to take in all of the legendary sites the city has to offer. Whether you’re following the foot steps of civil rights icons or taking pleasure in one of its many golf courses, Atlanta, Georgia has something for everyone. With the variety of activities and sites to view, it can be difficult to decide what to do first. Tour de Atlanta is a 3 day adventure that will consist of all the major attractions Atlanta has to offer. Visit the city’s exciting museums, enjoy the thrilling nightlife, or enjoy a delicious dinner at one of its award winning restaurants. With Tour de Atlanta we’ve done the guess work for you. You will enjoy allAtlanta has to offer with the diverse activities and eye catching scenery. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go! Join us during the Atlanta International Fashion Week September 25th-30th for Tour de Atlanta and SHOPAtlanta.
"#AiFWcares about the community and the youth which developed numerous programs, along with events that cater to tomorrow's trendsetters and the vitality of our future..."
#AiFWcares has developed and implemented an innovative mentorship program for young girls called The Fashion Apprentice. With the conception of the Fashion Apprentice, AIFW responded to the need of a comprehensive and hands on mentorship for young girls to obtain the knowledge and experience in business and fashion. The fashion apprentice programs are designed to prepare students with skills needed to succeed in the industry, including a strong foundation of design, illustration, runway production, makeup, modeling, and presentation skills. For more information and to join us in supporting our youth, contact us at email@example.com.
The goal of “Pretty Apprentices” is to encourage, guide and educate girls on the ins and outs of the fashion industry. We promote female confidence, courage, educational and personal development. We are committed to becoming positive mentors for future leaders and tomorrow’s trendsetters. AIFW “Pretty Apprentices” aims to assist the young girls by giving them a first hand view on how these different components come together to create what is known collectively as the “Fashion Industry”. Our mentor program also offers young girls the unique opportunity to learn from each other and AIFW staff the best ways to promote positive body image and self-esteem.
Beyond Fashion week, we plan to expand the program to accommodate 20 girls by providing enrichment programs, workshops and seminars. These series of meeting will empower these young women to promote positive body image among their peers, promote their growth and knowledge of the Fashion industry, and encourage community involvement through volunteering. We also plan to produce an annual fashion show where the girls are involved in every step of the planning process, giving them hands on experience on what it takes to put on a fashion production.
Atlanta International Fashion Week (AIFW) bridges the gap between continents using fashion, culture and arts. AIFW brings people together through fashion and allows for an out of culture experience. To bridge these cross-cultural gaps, we have come up with a variety of programs, including a program called Beauty and A Makeover.
Charity starts at home, and no one better understands this than Atlanta International Fashion Week (AIFW.) AIFW has partnered with Free Fab’rik to create a life changing experience for the city's disadvantaged women. Beauty and A Makeover is an initiative designed to give back to the less fortunate ladies of Atlanta while also introducing them to the exciting world of fashion. The program intends to uplift and motivate these heroic women. These young women are survivors of sex trafficking, abuse, addiction and much more. After all of the thrilling events held during fashion week, the selected women will be given a free shopping spree and makeover. The women are paired with volunteers who will assist them as mentors and personal stylists. However, this experience is more than a makeover, it is a bonding moment. Throughout the evening the volunteers will get to know the women, hopefully even exchanging stories and encouraging them to push forward. At the end of the day the ladies will participate in a runway show and photoshoot to show off their new look! Each woman will leave with an outfit free of charge, so young ladies in need “can experience the thrill of boutique shopping but without the pressure of price tags.” We want them to leave feeling loved and confident. Because every girl deserves a chance to feel special.
Shopping venues in and around Atlanta range from luxury to antique, and they all have individual characteristics that attract shoppers. Avid and casual shoppers alike can find classy, vintage, or modern items to suit their tastes. Below is a list of major shopping areas in Atlanta and in the areas surrounding Atlanta.
Buckhead Lenox Square
Buckhead Phipps Plaza
Little Five Points
Areas Surrounding Atlanta
North Georgia Premium Outlets
Miami Circle Shopping District
Bennett Street Design District
Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC)
Chamblee’s Antique Row
Lakewood Antiques Markets
Pride of Dixie Antique Market
Red Baron’s Antiques
Scott Antique Market