Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Atlanta Designer: Dawn Ramu

As much as I like fashion, I'm ashamed to admit that I know very little about Atlanta fashion designers. This is partly because most fashion designers leave their hometowns (like Atlanta) for New York or L.A. Currently the most well-known Atlanta fashion designer is Mychael Knight - former Project Runway contestant.

Despite the fashion drain from Atlanta to New York, this city has a lot of talent. So, one of my New Year resolutions is to immerse myself more in the local fashion world - at least I'll start by reading Peach and Atlantan magazines.

I first heard about Dawn Ramu on Daily Candy Atlanta. I love her collection, which you can check out on her website. Ramu's dresses are updated classics. Unexpected additions like pockets or a mini-bustle really make her pieces stand out.

I'd love to splurge and buy one of her dresses next time I have a special event coming up.



kokostiletto said...

I love that pink dress with the ruffles in the back!!! I've never seen anything like that!

AsianCajuns said...

I know - it's incredibly cute. If I had the money, I'd buy it this second.

Katie said...

that one with the bustle is killer! i love it!

p.s. i love your blog, i added you to my blog roll <3

Unknown said...

Those dresses are too cute!

All the designers in my town are big on vintage fabrics and silkscreening things they got at thrift stores... which is nice, but I'd love a homegrown, locally made gown.

Anonymous said...

Amazing!!! the purple one and the black with black tighths are my favorites :D

AsianCajuns said...

Thanks Katie, you're so sweet! We've returned the favor and added you to our blog roll.

I completely agree Heather - homegrown is the best!

Key, aren't the great? I wish I could afford them!

WendyB said...

Cute stuff.

Fashionstyle said...

Very nice selection!! your blog also!!!