Posted on: June 9, 2024 Posted by: Dr. Courtney A Hammonds Comments: 6

On June 6th, 2024, the New Realm Brewing in Atlanta transformed into the epicenter of fashion excellence as Poshe Productions presented The Rise Fashion Show, now in its second year. Visionary Michelle Lynch, owner of Poshe Productions, and her remarkable team orchestrated this dazzling event, proudly co-sponsored by F.A.C.E., Upscale Magazine, and other supporters.

Visionary of The Rise Fashion Show, Michelle Lynch. Photo courtesy of Skyy Wonders Photography.

The evening brought together an impressive roster of designers and a stylish crowd eager to witness the latest trends and creations.

Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds, Upscale’s Senior Fashion Editor, on the scene at The Rise Fashion Show. Photo courtesy of Skyy Wonders Photography.

The show featured remarkable collections from five talented designers, each leaving an indelible mark on the runway.

The Rise Fashion Show featured designer Cleah Murray’s collection. Photo courtesy of Skyy Wonders Photography.


Kicking off the evening was Cleah Murray, a custom designer based in Atlanta. Known for her impeccable attention to detail and unique ability to blend classic elegance with modern flair, Murray’s collection was a testament to bespoke fashion. Her designs featured luxurious fabrics, intricate beadwork, and elegant silhouettes, captivating the audience from the first look. Each piece exuded sophistication and originality, setting a high bar for the night.

The Rise Fashion Show featured designer Raquel Reed’s collection. Photo courtesy of Skyy Wonders Photography.

Next, Raquel Reed took the stage with a collection that screamed boldness and confidence. Reed, a staple in the Atlanta fashion scene, showcased her talent for merging contemporary trends with timeless style. Her use of vibrant colors, daring cuts, and innovative materials highlighted her creativity and fearless approach to fashion design. The audience was mesmerized by her ability to create pieces that were both avant-garde and wearable.

The Rise Fashion Show featured designer Malcom Staples’s collection. Photo courtesy of Skyy Wonders Photography.

Hailing from Washington DC, Malcom Staples introduced a collection that embodied elegance and grace. Staples, known for his sophisticated and refined designs, brought a sense of timeless charm to the runway. His collection featured flowing gowns, tailored suits, and exquisite detailing, reflecting his commitment to craftsmanship and luxury. Staples’ designs were a masterclass in how to balance tradition with modernity, earning enthusiastic applause from the attendees.

The Rise Fashion Show featured designer Jen Mason’s collection. Photo courtesy of Skyy Wonders Photography.

Jen Mason, a renowned denim designer from Chicago, brought a refreshing twist to the evening with her innovative approach to denim. Mason’s collection redefined the possibilities of this versatile fabric, featuring everything from chic denim jackets to couture-level jeans. Her designs played with different textures, washes, and embellishments, showcasing her expertise and creativity. Mason’s work demonstrated that denim could be both fashionable and sophisticated, adding a unique flavor to the event.

The Rise Fashion Show featured designer Therez Fleetwood’s collection. Photo courtesy of Skyy Wonders Photography.

Closing the show was Therez Fleetwood, a designer currently based in Atlanta but with roots in New York City. Fleetwood’s collection was a celebration of cultural fusion, blending elements from various traditions into stunning, contemporary pieces. Her designs featured rich fabrics, intricate patterns, and bold accessories, reflecting a global aesthetic. Fleetwood’s ability to create harmony between diverse influences left a lasting impression on the audience, capping off the evening on a high note.

The Rise Fashion Show by Poshe Productions was more than just a display of beautiful clothing; it was a testament to the creativity, talent, and diversity within the fashion industry. The event provided a platform for these designers to showcase their work, connect with fashion enthusiasts, and set new trends. With the unwavering support of sponsors and local tastemakers, The Rise Fashion Show illuminated the vibrant fashion scene in Atlanta and beyond.

Captured on the runway is acclaimed model Alex P. gracing The Rise’s runway. Photo courtesy of Skyy Wonders Photography.

Attendees left inspired and eagerly anticipating next year’s event, as year three promises to be even bigger and better. We can’t wait to see what Michelle Lynch and Poshe Productions have in store for us next!

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Yours in fashion

Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds, Senior Fashion Editor at Upscale Magazine.

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Phot credit: Skyy Wonders Photography

6 People reacted on this

  1. Wow! This recap says it all!! The night was full and it was full of creative energy and it was truly #SummerMadness!! I am so proud of Michelle Lynch for her vision of The Rise! Kudos to everyone who was a part of bringing her vision to light! It was a pleasure seeing you Dr. Courtney Hammonds! Thank you for this great opportunity to present to your UPSCALE Magazine readers my photos captured at this amazing event!! Many BLESSINGS to you!

  2. The Event looked So nice, wish I could have been there, And Syy Wonders Photos were So Captivating, Excellent job all the way around , Thanks for sharing this story

  3. This was such an amazing , beautifully orchestrated Fashion Show by Poshe Productions! Michelle Lynch and her team made sure everything was in place and ready. For that I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to My Collection in a stunning venue.

  4. The RIse Summer Madness show was FABULOUS! The Posh Production crew, the designers, the models, the talent, the vendors, the hosts, the guests… EVERYBODY!… The energy was just beautiful@
    Congratulations to @posheproductions for another AMAZING event!

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