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Designer Afriyie Poku is the South’s latest fashion darling

This month, Atlanta menswear designer Afriyie Poku will debut his label, Oberima Afriyie, at Charleston Fashion Week. But those in the know are already watching: Last year, he won Charleston’s emerging designer competition—no small feat with judges including designer Christian Siriano, singer-songwriter Ashanti, and Fern Mallis, who actually created New York Fashion Week. The prize was valued at $20,000.

This Peachtree Hills Collection Is Carried by more than 200 Boutiques

Annie Griffin, twenty-nine, always knew she wanted to be the creative force behind her own business. She studied studio art at Southern Methodist University and fashion design at SCAD Atlanta, and soon after formed Annie Griffin Collection.

40. Shop the ADAC sample sale

Until last year, the annual Sample Sale was the only time that the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center was open to the public. But in 2012, ADAC reversed its long-standing policy and allowed consumers to browse its high-end home furnishings.

14. Embrace Atlanta’s 
easy-going style

Atlanta has a laid-back style; it’s a lot less pretentious than New York or other large cities. One place that really exemplifies that is Morgan Kylee boutique in Buckhead. It’s small, friendly, personal.

Is Felicia Barth-Aasen the Next Vera Wang?

Like Vera Wang, Felicia Barth-Aasen went from being a nationally competitive ice-skater to creating her own fashion line.

Atlanta’s KP MacLane Is Polo Perfect

In early 2010 Jared and Katherine Petty MacLane set out to take the polo shirt, a standard of American fashion, and transform it with European luxury.

Billy Reid

Designer Billy Reid, the epitome of sophisticated Southern style, opened his seventh national and first Atlanta store in Westside’s White Provision building this summer. Raised in Louisiana and currently residing in Florence, Alabama, Reid launched his line in 2004.

A Westside Experiment’s Magic Formula

In the living room of last month’s Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House, did you notice a pair of vintage French-style bookcases with a soft, lustrous finish the color of honeyed cream?

Wes Gordon

He’s only twenty-five, but designer (and Atlanta native) Wes Gordon has already made quite a name for himself in high fashion.

Honesty Jewelry

They’re called Honesty addicts—customers of Nicole Jones and Chantel Watkins’s jewelry line who pile bracelet after bracelet on their wrists. Who are they?

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