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A small-town boy from rural Georgia, he figured he’d follow his mom, a nurse, into medicine. But at the last minute, he applied to SCAD Atlanta instead of Emory.
Born in Iraq and raised in Dubai, style maven Shahad AlQaysi left her career in dentistry to launch her own fashion label, the Shaha, in Atlanta in 2017.
New York transplant Chris Classic is something of a creative renaissance man. His claims to fame include an American Music Award and a viral internet moment in which he transformed an H&M lookbook image of a young Black child wearing a controversial hoodie to an image of him as a king. Now, Classic has a new fragrance line, Savoir Faire.
In 2008, when blogs were first blowing up, Chastity Garner Valentine launched GarnerStyle to share tips and advice with the plus-size community. Today, she boasts more than 300,000 followers on Instagram alone.
After an idyllic childhood in a tiny kibbutz community of 300 in Upper Galilee, Deklah Polansky made her way to MTV in Manhattan. Now, the creative director and partner in Atlanta-based studio’farrell calls Midtown home.
Since founding her brand State the Label in 2010, designer Adrienne Antonson has created free-spirited handmade clothing that is meant to be well-lived in.
By day, Sheyda Mehrara works for Ponce City Market. By night, she’s building her name as a painter in the Atlanta gallery scene.
Consumers are becoming more aware of how their clothes are produced, sourced, and manufactured and are demanding that brands be more transparent. Here are three Atlanta brands that are giving back to their communities and creating clothing and accessories in an ethical way.