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Maybe it's no surprise that when local fashion designer Abbey Glass entertains, she plans the party around the clothes.
Tibi is hosting its very first Atlanta sample sale at the Shops at Buckhead Atlanta just in time for the holidays. To add to the fun, Abbey Glass is also hosting a Buckhead Atlanta sample sale.
Emily Sistrunk’s style hasn’t changed in 20 years. It has always been bold, eclectic, and a mix of high and low fashion. The stylist-turned-studio owner got her start working for music producer Dallas Austin. Now she's known as a go-to stylist for commercial advertising who opened her own studio, Pixhouse, six years ago.
Glass’s eponymous contemporary label is one of Atlanta’s chicest local labels, influenced by “clean lines, art, architecture, and retro influences” (including Audrey Hepburn, Jackie O., and Grace Kelly, who inspired the spring/summer collection).
Local designer Abbey Glass chose four of Britt Bass Turner’s paintings—all colorful, dreamy, and abstract—to work from, then created a brand-new pattern for eight spring dresses.
A fashion trade show veteran (most recently as a showroom manager at AmericasMart), Ruiz hated watching designers leave the South for New York or L.A. So in April, she became a full-time partner at Factory Girls, a fashion incubator that helps emerging and established local brands by providing classes, marketing, materials sourcing, and even manufacturing out of a Chamblee factory.
We couldn’t decide between these two. They’re both Atlanta natives who left for fashion capitals and are now resident designers at Factory Girls, a local fashion incubator that launched last December.