I was once again blow away by the generosity and fabulous-ness at Jeffrey Fashion Cares this week! The sold-out event took place at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead where we enjoyed a festive cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a live auction and runway show featuring Jeffrey Kalinsky’s style selections from high-end designers including Celine, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Dries Van Noten, Sacai, Saint Laurent Paris, Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik. The annual fashion forward x philanthropic event was hosted by event chairs Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams.
Supporting Atlanta Charities for over 25 Years
The 26th anniversary of Jeffrey Fashion Cares benefits Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina. Over the course of its history, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has raised more than 15 million dollars for its beneficiaries.
The 2018 Sponsors included: Host of the Night – Phipps Plaza; Toast of the Night – Nordstrom; and Presenting – Blue Sky Agency, eventologie, Jeffrey Atlanta | New York, MAGNUM Co., and The Tavern at Phipps.
Jeffrey Kalinsky’s Fall Trend Forecast
If there is one bold font message from the Fall 2018 shows, it’s that fashion is forever changing. In a world where both menswear and womenswear are being presented together, brands are evolving from the notion of seasonal collections.
The expression of femininity came in many different shapes and sizes. From sharp shoulder outerwear, to an array of shine and iridescent colors, Fall 2018 was anything but safe.
Other notable trends on the runways:
Sparkle: Traditional sequins just don’t cut it! Your favorite knits, dresses, and coats have been transformed into exploded novelty items. The whirl of palettes storming down the runway was hard to miss as well as the shimmering jumpsuits.
Oversize: Enormous fashion, anyone? Don’t be afraid to layer up with 2-in-1 pieces or oversized strong shoulder outerwear reminiscent of the 80’s. Designers are delivering exciting collaborations with this trend.
Sports: Go team go! Many designers took to the sports culture, each creating their own athletic inspired merchandise.
Neon: Not afraid of color! Fall 2018 brings you iridescent dresses that can be seen from a mile away. On the runway, there were eye-popping neons (pink, green, and orange) in every type of fabric imaginable, including florescent infused knits.
Leopard: Still goin’ strong.
Plaid: Plaid looked richer than ever this season. Perfect tailoring to strong outerwear, all featuring plaid or plaid prints.
Runway photos by Ben Rose