Eid al-Hadha is a Muslim holiday that celebrates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael to God and the completion of the Hajj (the annual pilgrimage to Mecca), but socially, it is also a time to show the best and brightest of fashion. It provides an opportunity to showcase beautiful makeup looks, or perhaps most notably for gorgeous outfits, while also serving as a festival of sacrifice. Although Eid’s notoriety for being a time to display fashion and luxury is known, it has allowed designers and individuals within the Islamic community to make their mark.

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Reality television is known for being full of drama and falsified interactions, but under that constructed reality, sometimes the warmth of reality flourishes. This is the case for Cristi Holcombe, who is based in Johns Creek, a suburb of Atlanta, and an HGTV personality. She is also a dedicated and talented entrepreneur and business woman. Not only does Holcombe bring genuine southern charm to the network and reality television, she also brings a unique eye for interior design to the screen. 

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“Your fashion reflects your values: from the design, to the fabrics and the quality, to the way it’s made.”

-Megan Huntz, Fashion Designer

Atlanta native, Megan Huntz, is a champion for the fashion movement. Sustainability, ethically sourced materials, and shopping local are all things the fashion designer prioritizes. Thus, Huntz manufactures all of her clothes in the city. Her website even boasts that MH Fine Clothing is “fashion made ethically in Atlanta, GA.” By producing garments locally, she has more control over where her materials come from and can ensure sustainability is practiced. The designer further uplifts her community by naming her pieces after the friends that inspired their creation. 

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Everyone starts from zero. However, having a mentor such as designer Carolina Herrera is one of the best advantages to have when it comes to making it big in the fashion world. Creative director, Wes Gordon has had an eye for fashion since a very young age but the highlight of his career comes from Herrera’s decision to hand over the reins of her fashion label after 38 years in the industry. 

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