There is some really exciting news coming to Atlanta for 2020 in the fashion world. Atlanta can now look forward to their own official fashion week for the growing and thriving city!

Atlanta Fashion Week (ATLFW) was officially announced today with the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment, Invest Atlanta and more. Atlanta Fashion Week will take place August 5 – 9, 2020 and will host a series of runway shows, fashion presentations, shops and industry talks. The city-wide event will feature a diverse group of local, national and global designers and talent.

Angela Watts, producer of Atlanta Fashion Week (staged) shares her vision about the upcoming show in 2020.

Angela Watts, the innovator and producer of Atlanta Fashion Week spoke on the importance of diversity and inclusion. She highlighted that this will play a major role in not only positioning Atlanta as a global fashion destination, but the success of Atlanta Fashion Week. With a highly acclaimed reputation and influence in pop culture, Atlanta is primed to intersect fashion, tech, music and visual arts on a national stage.

(L to R) Tracey Lloyd (District Manager, JCPenny), Phillana Williams (City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment), E. Vincent Martinez (Philanthropic Educator and Founder of, Angela Watts (Founder, RAGTRADE ATLANTA), Robert Woolridge (General Manager, W Atlanta-Buckhead), Lonnie Saboor (Director of Small Business Development, Invest Atlanta), Councilman Andre Dickens (City of Atlanta)

The Mayor’s Office of Film & Entertainment under the direction of Phillana Williams committed their support and resources to ensure the success of Atlanta Fashion Week. Williams also spoke to the positive impact fashion week will have on Atlanta‘s economic growth including culture, commerce and jobs. Lonnie Saboor, director of small business development for Invest Atlanta shared additional insight about the many programs the agency provides to support local designers. Saboor also shared Invest Atlanta‘s commitment to expanding their small business programs further. Philanthropic Educator and Founder of, E. Vincent Martinez discussed how Atlanta Fashion Week will benefit fashion students with real life experience and how the platform will assist in retaining talent in the Atlanta market. Tracey Lloyd, district manager of JC Penny shared three key reasons why Atlanta is uniquely positioned to deliver on a fashion week; discussing how demand, supply and culture are closely aligned with our retail community. Robert Woolridge, general manager of W Atlanta-Buckhead shared his excitement around the launch of Atlanta Fashion Week and how his property is in full support.

Atlanta Fashion Week is committed to evolving into a global fashion destination with the mission of celebrating diversity, innovation and creativity in fashion. Our primary goal is to create an interactive hub for fashion designers where trend-setting work is celebrated before it reaches a mainstream audience. Atlanta Fashion Week is the ultimate resource for fashion designers and represents fashion as a conduit for expression in technology, music and visual arts.

For more information about Atlanta Fashion Week, please visit:
Instagram: @atlfw

Photo Credit: Prince Williams,

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