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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.
Ruth E. Carter, who won the Oscar for Costume Design for her work in Black Panther, hosted a party for her new H&M collection at Georgia Railroad Freight Depot on February 21 that featured props, personal memorabilia, and costumes she designed for Black Panther, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, Dolemite Is My Name, Do The Right Thing, and Malcolm X.
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.
Does form always need to follow function? This season, apparently not. Handbags of the moment are smaller than the most petite clutch or crossbody phone case.
After launching her own to-the-trade fabric company, Mollie Nitzken started creating scrunchies from remnants and selling them to friends, eventually offering them on Instagram. Now, Maas by Slightly East sells scrunchies, headbands, scarves, and turbans.
When the Limited shuttered its plus-size store, Eloquii, not even two years after its 2011 launch, a few of its creators were so devoted to the concept that they broke off and took it online. Its seventh brick-and-mortar opened at Lenox Square this winter.