( ENSPIRE Fashion ) The 6th Annual Atlanta Fashion & Polo Classic Recap
ENSPIRE Contributor: Xiangxi Kong
The 6th Annual Atlanta Fashion & Polo Classic occurred on Sunday, October 8, 2023, at the Horse Mansion @ Bounckaert Farms. It was an impressive gathering of Atlanta’s leading influencers, conceived by renowned menswear designer Miguel Wilson and generously sponsored by Bentley Atlanta and The Corbett Group. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens attended this year’s event as a distinguished guest of honor.
The notable figures who attended this event, including Young Jeezy ( rapper), Cynthia Bailey (Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta), Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson (HGTV’s Married To Real Estate), actress Demetria McKinney (Tyler Perry’s House of Payne), actor Lamman Rucker (OWN’s Greenleaf), actress Cocoa Brown (Tyler Perry’s For Better or For Worse), and Pastor Jamal Bryant (New Birth Missionary Baptist Church).
The founder of The Miguel Wilson Collection, celebrity fashion designer Miguel Wilson said: “This year was the best year we’ve had by far. We put a lot of work into this event every year, so to see the turnout, and the response blows me away every time. One thing that I am most proud of with the Atlanta Fashion & Polo Classic is that we work hard to give one of the most unique and luxurious experiences centered around fashion and polo. We also pride ourselves in treating each ticketholder like they’re a VIP.”
The Atlanta Fashion & Polo Classic grew from a one-day event to an entire weekend in the past six years. It started on Friday, October 6 and the weekend started with a welcome party at the Starling Hotel. The next day, October 7, was the Polo & Pumps Day party at the Starling Hotel and the Cocktails & Cigars Under the Stars rooftop party at the Thompson Hotel.
Afterward, guests were privy to a fashion show featuring emerging and established designers with celebrity participants that included Mimi Faust (VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta), Martell Holt (OWN’s Love & Marriage Huntsville) Ralph Pittman (Real Housewives of Atlanta), actor Michael Bolwaire (BET’s All The Queen’s Men) Damian Hall (of Guy), former NFL Play JaMarcus Russell, who all walked in the event’s fashion show.
The most important aspect of this event is that its main reason for existence is to serve as a fundraiser for the Ride to the Olympics Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Miguel Wilson back in 2018. The organization works to provide underprivileged youth with opportunities to participate in equestrian sports.
For more information visit Fashion & Polo and go to Ride to the Olympics to find out more about the organization or to place a donation.