“The reputation we enjoy in Atlanta is too big to be kept inside and it’s time to say ‘thank you’,” according to Gaston Garcia, Republic of Couture founder. The Grand Opening event will feature a full-length outdoor fashion show directly on Peachtree Street between 11th and 12th Streets followed by a street party with DJ AMIX entertainers, food and music.
The full city block on Peachtree Street between 11th and 12th Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 5 until Sunday at 1:00 a.m. Construction of a 40 foot raised runway with VIP seating and backstage model area will commence in the afternoon. Special lighting will be installed, sound checks conducted and rehearsals completed before the 8:00 p.m. start of the fashion show.
“We are proud to welcome Republic of Couture to Atlanta and to District 6 in particular,” says District 6 City Council member Alex Wan. “It’s a dynamic environment that perfectly answers the burgeoning retail and residential needs of the community.”
The public is encouraged to watch the fashion show from preferred viewing areas at street level. “Check in” and “Like” Republic of Couture on facebook to gain entry to these special areas and enjoy the show!
AID Atlanta is the local charitable beneficiary
of the event, receiving a portion of store proceeds generated on Saturday. AID
Atlanta provides a broad and compassionate range of services to the Atlanta
HIV/AIDS community. Republic of Couture will also donate $0.50 to AID Atlanta
for each tweet during the grand opening that contains a photo from inside the store
and that includes a tag for #Rocintheweb, the ROC twitter feed.