Fashion, Music, & Fabulosity! Kontrol Magazine Takes The City w/ 6th Annual “Fashion Jams!”

When it comes to fashion and Atlanta one cannot mention the other without also mentioning Kontrol Magazine’s hit fashion show, “Fashion Jams!” This year the well respected, and sought after fashion, lifestyle, and entertainment magazine scored a social hit with its sixth annual edition of the show. There were live musical performances, cocktails, celebrity guests, and six of the most amazing fashion designers and lines ever to hit the runways of the ATL! Hosted, by music phenom and rising star, Avery Wilson, the show began with a Red Carpet. There, stars like Cocoa Brown (For Better or Worse), DJ Josh Acoff, Vedo, Dedra Allen (Selling It In ATL), LaKenya Morris (Cutting It In ATL), Sean Garrett, Jasmine Brooks (Drumline 2Born Again Virgin), and Priyanka Banks (Sorority Sisters) struck poses for the ages and sipped cocktails before the show began.

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DJ Acoff paired music with fashion as each line was introduced by Avery. Each line was very unique and had a certain flare that made it appealing to the eye and a “must have” for any fashionista trying to stay up on the latest trends. First up was Splashed by DK is an emerging and exciting brand straight out of Birmingham, Alabama; specializing in denim that is extraordinary! “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” is their motto and it definitely showed with their amazing pieces. Then, we had Ariel, hailing from the misty city of Seattle, Washington to the sweet sentiments of Birmingham, Alabama this line is a true American spectacle. Filled with modern and unique pieces inspired by geometric shapes and Seattle itself; you will be left captivated and breathless.

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A local fashion line, Kultured Misfits followed next. It is an Atlanta based lifestyle brand driven and inspired by the cultural impact of music, art, and the significance of a misfit in today’s society. This line was very relatable and matches the style and look of today’s hipsters. An’Jele’s line, straight outta Sweetwater, Alabama this amazing line is trendy, sophisticated, classy, and sexy. The designer prides herself on unique pieces tailored for greatness! Fashion Jams’ next designer/line is no stranger to the Magazine, Vintage Hazel debuted their magnificent line during Kontrol’s hit summer event, “Fashion in The City!” Finally, we had J. Loren a line/designer inspired by the tribes of yesteryear and stricken with eccentric, bold, sultry, and sexy patterns and skins this line is truly one in a million!

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Between the presentation of each line were live performances by local artist Samira Lashay, Siergio, JAG, and Keierica. Each singer proved that the entertainers of Atlanta know how to “Jam” like none other. Avery Wilson closed out the show, with an amazing cover of Donnie Hathaway’s “For All We Know” and his own new single, “Change My Mind.” The show closed with the introduction of Kontrol Homme, Kontrol’s new digital Men’s Fashion magazine; and a few words from celebrity stylist/editor-in-chief of Kontrol, Julian Lark. He thanked his staff, guests, designers, performers, and Avery for an amazing show. We do not know about you, but we are already ready for the next fashion show, coming Spring 2016. We hope to see you soon!

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