"Fashion Week" is really a six week marathon of fashion shows that start in New York and end in Paris with many shows in both American and International markets. At the tail end of the New York shows, Atlanta was showcasing its fashion talent. Haute.lanta, the official Atlanta Fashion Week, is the brain child of self self-proclaimed “Entrefashionista,” Layla K. BTW...Fashiona really loves that term.
Layla K. studied journalism before pursuing design and merchandising at San Francisco State University. She was known for her enveloping pushing work as a couture designer starting in 1998. Having since retired as a couture designer, Layla K. lends her extensive fashion industry knowledge to produce Haute.lanta Fashion Week® now in its fourth year.
In addition to producing the annual show, Layla K. is also committed to helping others by serving on the Board of Directors of the Positive Edge, a nonprofit organization, that provides career wardrobe for economically disadvantaged women. She mentored many youth interested in fashion careers.
Layla K. is the one of the very talented few that has been blessed with a creative and an equally business oriented side. Her efforts have been recognized by the Atlanta community that she gives so much to. She was nominated for the 2008 Atlanta Entrepreneur of the Year and Haute.lanta Fashion Week® runway shows were recorded and aired internationally by The Travel Channel for Samantha Brown’s Passport to Great Weekends (www.travelchannel.com).
This year Fashiona was only able to attend Haute.lanta Fashion Week® for one night but will be certainly be back to see what Layla K. produces next year.