Gocha named Creative Director of AIFW

(ATLANTA) – March 15, 2016 – Celebrity stylist, image consultant and TV personality Gocha Hawkins has been named Creative Director of the Spring and Fall Atlanta International Fashion Week (AIFW), taking place March 30-April 2, 2016 and July 26-31, 2016.

Now in its 10th year, the travel-themed fashion experience will feature over 15 international designers at various runway shows around the city. Landmark venues such as the Biltmore, Rhodes Hall, and The Millenium Gate will host the Spring show which will be carefully curated and styled by Gocha.

“I am thrilled to join this year’s Atlanta International Fashion Week as Creative Director,” says Gocha. “I’ve had a passion for fashion all my life and to be able to lend my creative vision and expertise to one of the premiere fashion events in the city is a true honor. I look forward to working with the AIFW team and to making this year’s show one of the best yet!”

“We are excited to have Gocha on board to ensure that our shows and models have the cutting edge look and style that our guests have grown accustomed to over the years,” says AIFW founder Paula Whittle. “Gocha is a pro and has a proven track record of excellence in beauty and style. We look forward to developing a lasting relationship with her and her team.”

For information on tickets and show times, visit www.atlantaintlfashionweek.com.

The Atlanta International Fashion Week is one of the largest fashion and entertainment events in Atlanta. We have featured over 270 notable designers from around the globe and have showcased major brands such as Roberto Cavalli, Trina Turk, Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, Juicy Couture, Rock & Republic, White House Black Market, Sean John, Dereon, BCBG, True Religion, Akademiks, Ecko, Baby Phat, Rocawear. AIFW has received proclamations from the Atlanta City Council and the State Governor. Past partners include Nordstrom, World Fashion TV, Columbia Pictures, Smartwater, Comcast, Mercedes Benz, Paul Mitchell, W Hotel, Cynthia Bailey, Paramount Pictures, Usher’s New Look, Delta, Revlon and SkinnyPop. Celebrity attendees include Kim Kardashian, Sean “P.Diddy” Combs, Floyd Mayweather, R&B artist Monica and hosts of corporate buyers and industry professionals.

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