ATLANTA, Aug. 24, 2016 – RAGTRADE ATLANTA, an award-winning fashion organization devoted to the discovery and promotion of top emerging fashion designers from around the globe, today announced their relationship with The Lincoln Motor Company to present the 3rd annual RAGTRADE ATLANTA Runway Show taking place October 5, 2016 at the Georgia Freight Depot.

The premier fashion event will include a night of industry-quality runway shows featuring the latest fall/winter 2016 collections on a shoppable runway show from a curated group of designers which include:
• Apoteca – Womenswear designer based in San Francisco, made in Lithuania
• Cease & Desist – Contemporary menswear designer based in Atlanta, GA
• Natt Taylor – Winner of Belk’s 2015 Southern Designer Showcase; The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs 2015 Emerging Fashion Designer Grant recipient; RAGTRADE ATLANTA 2014, 2015 featured designer
• Kenya Freeman of Sylvia Mollie – The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs 2015 Emerging Fashion Designer Grant recipient; RAGTRADE ATLANTA 2015 featured designer
• Onyii (“Own-Yee”) Brown of Onyii & Co. – Contemporary womenswear designer; Martha Stewart American Made 2015 Style Finalist
• William Malcolm Luxe Collection – Bespoke Luxury Menswear created by William Malcolm also known as “The Style Artist”. He is also the design director for William Malcolm Eyewear, Lapel Kandy and Detroit Saddle Company

“Lincoln is excited to return to RAGTRADE with the modern and elegant all-new 2017 Lincoln Continental on display amongst Atlanta’s finest in design,” said Raj Register, multicultural communications manager, Lincoln. “Our customers share with Ragtrade and the 2016 designers a passion and appreciation for sophisticated and contemporary design.”

A week-long series of events throughout the City of Atlanta are also being planned and will be announced at a later date.
The RAGTRADE ATLANTA Runway show began in 2013 as a runway event for local emerging designers around the Southeast and has since grown into a premier fashion organization that provides designers with year-long industry quality programs as well as partnerships and collaborations with influential fashion and luxury brands.

In addition to The Lincoln Motor Company, supporting sponsors for the 2016 RAGTRADE ATLANTA Runway Show include:
• Lectra
• FACTOR Chosen | Atlanta
• Dress for Success Atlanta
• The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office Special Events
• Keune Academy – Official Hair Sponsor
• Bobbi Brown Cosmetics – Official Makeup Sponsor
• Le Juex Champagne
• Dry Sparkling
• Bloomingdale’s Lenox Square
For tickets or media credentials, visit www.ragtradeatlanta.com.

About RAGTRADE ATLANTA
Founded in 2012, RAGTRADE ATLANTA is a leading producer, marketer and partner to emerging fashion designers. We produce an impressive list of yearlong events and properties including a premier runway show, retail collaborations, consumer-focused events, designer discovery and educational platforms.
Atlanta is a key gateway for emerging designers to position their brands globally. As a leader in Atlanta’s evolving fashion industry, RAGTRADE ATLANTA provides a vast amount of resources that not only foster growth, but provide unlimited opportunities to showcase their brand to leading industry professionals including buyers, retailers, celebrities, models, VIPs, media, bloggers and influencers. For more information, please visit: www.ragtradeatlanta.com.
RAGTRADE ATLANTA is Fashion’s Next Voice

About The Lincoln Motor Company
The Lincoln Motor Company is the luxury automotive brand of Ford Motor Company, committed to creating compelling vehicles with an exceptional ownership experience to match. For more information about The Lincoln Motor Company, please visit media.lincoln.com or www.lincoln.com. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/lincoln.