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Atlanta, Ga. – Miguel Wilson’s review of the annual ATL Fashion and Polo Classic 2022 can be summed up in one word – golden. This was Black Wall Street 2.0, a true renaissance Spirit Greenwood District 100 Years Ago – A Fashion Experience Like No Other.
At the premium equestrian and fashion event outside Atlanta, a black audience arrived in Benzes, Porsches, Land Rovers, Maseratis and Bentleys — and there were plenty of them. Some guests even arrived by helicopter – yes, an actual helicopter. Those arriving by air were whisked from the copter pad to the Bentleys Clubhouse. It was beautiful.
Soon, all black men riding for sport at a polo match will be spectators.
of ATL Fashion and Polo Classic It was a very good product, considering that our ancestors were made of sweat razors and overworked bodies, then emancipation, then black code, Jim Crow, only loaded with red summer.
Again and again, on Sunday afternoons, the greatest living, breathing dreams of blacks came true. This dream has come true and has not been surpassed by the black designer, glitz, glamor and of course handmade fedoras from the Miguel Wilson collection.
as if Horse houseBlack sellers of all kinds, jewelers, clothing designers, breweries, perfumers, cigar shop owners and others, all black, lined the outer walls of the space.
Next, a fashion show was held among a sea of hundreds of happy faces by new designers and head designers of Atlanta fashion royalty, Lisa Nicole and Miguel Wilson.
And if you’re wondering if the helicopter company is black-owned. The answer is yes. Simon Barry, a black American airline owner who lived in the Greenwood District in the early 20th century, reincarnated as a copter company owned by black customers.
The whole event was Wakanda, but without the futurism. Interestingly, the fight scene in Black Panther was filmed in the hills where this year’s ATL Fashion and Polo Classic was held.
But who is behind Atlanta’s premium Black Super events?
Miguel Wilson – The man behind ATL Fashion and Polo Classic
Originally from Chocolate City, USA, Miguel Wilson was born and raised in Northwest Washington, DC until high school when his parents moved the family to Maryland “for a better life”. But before moving to the suburbs, Wilson remembers going to camp as a kid, which would one day lead him to start Classic.
“There were horses at the camp I went to. It was my first experience with them. And I loved them right away,” Wilson explained. “I was eight or nine years old at the time. “All I could do when I got home was talk about horses.”
That camping trip won’t be a one-off for young Miguel Wilson, as his grandparents have seen how fascinated they are by the majestic animals. His grandfather paid for him to take riding lessons.
“On the weekends, my great-grandfather would take me out to Maryland to take my riding lessons. My driving lessons turned into working in a barn to help pay for more lessons.
When Wilson was away from stables and downtown DC, his passion took him to the school and community library, where he said he spent countless hours reading about horses.
“I had no desire to do other things. So I’m not in trouble; But there were kids who didn’t have access and exposure,” Wilson explained.
Knowing that it was access and exposure that led Miguel Wilson to the success he is today, he is now paying it forward with Ride to the Olympics. Foundation of charity It exposes urban youth to the equestrian world, and the ATL Fashion and Polo Classic serves as a charity fundraiser for the foundation. Even riding to the Olympics helped. Morehouse’s Polo Team Receive a certificate.
Wilson says he never imagined his life would be where it is today.
“I didn’t know what God had in store for me. But now I always try to give back and help. At Polo Classic we are able to help not only students but also new fashion designers. It’s one of those amazing moments to be on the runway with this audience. It’s amazing.”
From the streets of Northwest Washington, D.C. to the horse stables of Maryland, trying out a non-traditional sport turns Miguel Wilson into a philanthropic celebrity fashion designer who wants to see all boats rise.
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