RAGTRADE ATLANTA announces first-ever collab

StreetstyleCollection

(ATLANTA) – November 30, 2020 – RAGTRADE ATLANTA is excited to announce its first-ever collaboration with fashion designer and illustrator Stephanie Gentry titled ‘Street Style’. The first of three releases, the ‘Street Style’ Collection consist of illustrations that highlight photographic moments eventgoers experience when approached by fashion week photographers. With diversity at the forefront of this series, ‘Street Style’ is brought to life by short stories fashion week attendees can relate to. The first series highlight eight women who are attending Atlanta Fashion Week for the first time:

  • Illustration: Stop and Pose – Katie, Janelle, CJ, and Bria are college friends and powerful executives in their industry who attend various fashion weeks supporting independent designers
  • Illustration: It’s A Blog Feature – Kim is a southern fashionista attending her very first fashion week
  • Illustration: Feeling Like Chanel – Christal, a lover of Chanel is an up and coming fashion journalist for one of the hottest fashion magazines in the industry
  • Illustration: A Socialite’s Life – Faven is a regular fashion week attendee who lives ‘A Socialite’s Life’
  • Illustration: It’s the Coat for Me – Robyn garners a lot of attention by wearing the latest look for Stephanie Gentry Designs

Full stories available at https://www.shopsatragtrade.com/collections/street-style

“When creating this collection with Stephanie, I wanted to illustrate the moments right before you enter the venue to attend the shows”, said Angela Watts, founder of RAGTRADE ATLANTA. “It is within those moments that can be more electrifying than the show. It is exciting to see women from all walks of life being photographed like celebrities because of their chose to express themselves through their fashion choices.”

RAGTRADE ATLANTA recognizes that street style is more than just a trend or a phase. The style phenomenon has been around for many decades amongst subcultural movements such as skateboarding and hip-hop, but only in the last decade or so has it evolved into a mainstream fashion statement of individuals in search of authenticity. Through this collaboration, RAGTRADE ATLANTA and Stephanie Gentry will release a series of limited-edition collections spanning t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts and other novelty items that allow individuals to not only see how diverse the fashion industry really is, but also express their inner personas.

“My love for fashion and art comes from the desire to create art that bridges gaps in culture to bring people together in love,” says Stephanie Gentry. “It is a celebration of love. As an artist and a fashion designer I am inspired by street style, red carpet style, fashion history, weddings, and the world around me. I hope to use it to celebrate unity and love. It is such an exciting thing to see fashion translate into art.”

“Street Style” will retail exclusively at shopsatragtrade.com and is available for purchase today. The next two collections will be released later this year.

Official Product Images: https://10squared.smugmug.com/Street-Style-by-RAGTRADE-x-Stephanie-Gentry/

Designers who are interested in future collaborations with RAGTRADE ATLANTA should contact Angela Watts at angela(at)ragtradeatlanta.com for more information.

Media Contact: 10 Squared | press(at)10squaredagency.com

About Shops at RAGTRADE:

Shops At RAGTRADE partner with designers to release limited-edition designs spanning luxury t-shirts, sweatshirts and accessories that will be sold exclusively on shopsatragtrade.com. The fashion organization, RAGTRADE ATLANTA, introduced the new online platform to provide designers with a multichannel strategy to generate additional income, maximize opportunities to interact with prospective buyers, and celebrate their creativity. This platform also reinforces RAGTRADE ATLANTA’s commitment to further the growth and interest of independent designers in business development, reputation, and tech.

About Stephanie Gentry:

Stephanie Gentry is an Atlanta-based fashion illustrator, artist and fashion designer turned successful businesswoman that is passionate about making an impact and growing global communities in art and fashion. She has a passion for growing her own business into an empire and supporting artist communities along the way. Her heart for art and fashion design run deep into her childhood. Stephanie offers creative live illustration and other services for runway shows, fashion events, weddings, parties, and more. Her style is that of a fashion illustration. It is whimsical and timeless while also being fun and flirty. Stephanie is inspired by fashion and weddings as well as anything that speaks to her. She loves to capture movement and emotion in her art. She has been trained with a BFA in fashion design and is capable of many styles of art including realism and landscape drawings. Her preferred and specialized way is fashion illustration.

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