Fashion Night Out ATL 2014 Industry Mixer

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Photos by Benjamin Etter

The third edition of Fashion Night Out ATL was held last Wednesday night at The Loft in Castleberry Hills to celebrate the kick off of New York Fashion Week. The event, which included a fashion show featuring some of Atlanta’s most talented designers and a silent auction, was an opportunity to raise money for two non-profit organizations.

The host for the evening, Renee Knorr of My Beauti Network, was decked out in a flowing black gown worn previously by Rihanna. Knorr’s dress, as well as others in the show, was donated by CAUSE For Elegance, a non-profit organization that accepts used garments at low or no cost for re-sale to fund charities like the United Negro College Fund. Knorr explained that events like these are important for Atlanta to “empower fashion through sharing” and thanked the audience for participating.

As the show began, models wearing Baba G’s gold winged earpieces and large collar necklaces walked the runway. His “wearable art” is a nod to African tribal fashion and has been worn by the likes of Lady Gaga, Erykah Badu and Willow Smith.

2013 Fashion Showcase Winner Alex Holliman’s designs were graceful displays of eye-popping sequins and unique pleats. They included a flirty black party dress with a leather bustier and a grey sequined gown with a mesh top and open back. The crowd applauded as his final piece, a red off-shoulder gown that flowed down the runway.

Designs by Linda Bezuienhout and H2G menswear were also featured in the show, as well as numerous donated red gowns from CAUSE for Elegance. The red dresses were part of a theme for February’s American Heart Disease Awareness Month. Funds from the auction also went to Easter Seals, which provides financial assistance to disabled and special needs adults and children.

For more information about Easter Seals please visit here. To purchase these red carpet looks, check out the Cause for Elegance Facebook page.

For more photos of this event, check out the album on our Facebook page!

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