THE STORY of IVY SHOWROOM
'The Ivy Showroom is a Magical Place where you can realize your fashion dreams and hove your very own 'fashion moment." Fiskani
Fiskani Ka:ra was born in Zambia and moved to the United States when she was 10 years old; Her first foray Into the fashion world was at the legendary Damselle furs in New York City. Her keen eye for fashion quickly landed her personal styling gigs In the music and fashion industry. One styling job in particular ignited what would become a long standing and respected friendship with her African kinsman, hip-hop artist Akan. Fiskani began traveling the world as Akon's personal stylist. Her reputation began to circulate in the industry and soon she was landing top styling gigs with the likes of Keith Sweat, Toni Braxton, TLC and, John Legend to name o few. In 2005. Fiskani opened the doors to her first showroom. Fiskani Inc., located on Peachtree Street In Midtown, the city's arts distr ict. Under Fiskani Inc., she was booked on music videos and tours, editorial shoots and, television and award show appearances
across the country. Coming from a very competitive family Fiskani knew that although she wos achieving success as a premier personal stylist in the industry she loved, inside she had a burning desire for something bigger. something more. "I come from o very hard working family who impress that what you did yesterday was great but, what are you striving for today? So, needless to say, I'm always motivated forward." States Fiskani. In 2014 Fiskani closed the doors to Fiskani Inc.. and in 2015 she opened the doors to - 'The Ivy Showroom' - a 10.000 square foot showroom in the heart of Atlanta's posh Buckheod, Miami Circle Design District. Curated personally by Fiskani and her buying team, The Ivy Showroom is Fiskani's true 'curator's closet', housing some of the most beautiful designer and emerging designer collections, furs and accessories from all around the world As a stylist I discovered that there were no showrooms in Atlanta to pull from states Fiskani. 1 would have to purchase looks for clients_ I also remember a few unpleasant showroom experiences that I had os a new stylist so, it was very important for me to create o true fashion showroom experience here in Atlanta. I wanted the showroom to be an inclusive space where celebrities, stylists, industry professionals and the fashionably curious could come, feel welcomed and create incredible fashion moments for themselves, " stoles Fiskani. Since opening The Ivy Showroom in 2015, Fiskani and her style experience team have provided wardrobe and 'fashion moments' for over 10,000 clients. Looks from The Ivy Showroom have appeared on the Oscar's and Grammy's Red Carpet, in People. Vanity Fair, AJC, Kontrol, Rollingout, Sheen and Rolling Stone. The Ivy Showroom has most recently provided wardrobe for celebrities Meg the Stallion, Quovo, Dess Dior, Porsho Williams. Mulatto. Kendrick Lamar. Kandi Burress, Tyler Perry Studios Opening Gala and, the BET Awards. The showroom has also provided looks for movies and television shows shot in Atlanta. including; Coming 2 America, Black Panther, The Bobby Brown Story, Mien Out. Star, Superfly and P•Volley and, shows on Netflix and Bravo! The showroom is often buzzing with stylists, celebrities, new designers showcasing their collections and, the occasional celebrity impromptu performance • Teddy Riley was spotted on Social Media serenading the staff on the Ivy Showroom grand piano! "The Ivy Showroom is a magical fashion wonderland." States Fiskani, "My guests come in and lose all sense of time and reality. It's on experience most con' believe and will never forget.