Fashion’s Night Out Atlanta 2011 Announced
The countdown has begun… Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is back in Atlanta for 2011. At the public press conference, attended by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and myriad personalities from Atlanta’s fashion industry, we learned this year’s global night of shopping, partying and spotlighting the role of fashion on culture and the economy will take place on September 8th 2011.
Says Mayor Reed, FNO is ” a local phenomenon” and “inspires consumer confidence.” With over 100 cities, worldwide, participating in the event, it’s becoming a global phenomenon. Reed joked that he took time out from “negotiating a 6.5 billion dollar deal” to give the attention to this event that it deserves.
Camille Love, Director of City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, shared some of the FNO Week activities which starts with a kick-off event which includes the likes of Tyson Beckford and Kenny Lattimore. Atlantic Station will host the kick-off event on Tuesday, September 6th 2011 and activities are planned across the city’s landscape until the culminating event on Thursday, September 8th.
The FNO Atlanta event is a special occasion in that the city has fully endorsed it. Additionally, given there are several days leading up to the “big day”, we shall not only see a plethora of local celebrities, but international celebrities as well – a testament to Atlanta’s fashion appeal to the world.
FNO Atlanta will be a mix of brick & mortar shops/stores, pop-up street shops around the city (mainly in the Atlantic Station Area) and a host of events supporting the concept. Additionally, there will be activities running throughout the weekend, so get some sleep Monday and Tuesday… because starting Wednesday, it’s on!
-Jay Young for AOM & The “HIGH UP”