ATLANTA — Special occasion, especially prom, was the big buzz at the AmericasMart Atlanta apparel market last month.
Showrooms hosted special events including an appearance by Miss America Kirsten Haglund at Putnam Enterprises showroom. Michelle Harrison & Associates Inc., a special occasion and sportswear showroom, auctioned 25 dresses for a local charity, with designer Shani requesting that every exhibitor in the Harrison space donate a fuchsia gown. Buyers made bids that raised $3,000 for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"