2018 ALUMinaries

Emily Bode '07

Emily entered Galloway in the fourth grade and graduated in 2007. She attended Parsons, The New School of Design, and after graduation, took a “gap” year at the American School in Switzerland. She then moved to Manhattan and simultaneously earned dual degrees in Philosophy from Eugene Lang and Menswear Design from Parsons. After time spent at Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs, she launched her eponymous brand, Bode, in July 2016 with a focus on globally sourced antique textiles. Emily was the first female designer to show at New York Fashion Week, Men’s, and in just two years, has become recognized as a top emerging menswear designer by the New York Times, Vogue, GQ, and The Wall Street Journal. She was a finalist for the 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund awards. Emily believes her confidence and ability to express herself freely were highly nurtured by Galloway’s close student/ teacher relationships and the emphasis on the philosophy of lifelong learning.

Amir Farokhi '96

Amir started at Galloway at age 5 and attended until he graduated in 1996.Following his time at Galloway, Amir attended Duke University, where he received a B.A. in political science, and Duke University School of Law, where he received a J.D. Amir then practiced law at a major law firm before spending most of his career running non-profits and consulting for social impact organizations. In 2017, he was elected to the Atlanta City Council where he represents Downtown, Midtown, Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, Poncey Highland and Candler Park.Amir has remained close to the Galloway community, serving on the Board of Trustees from 2005- 2010 and 2013 to the present. To this day, whenever he asks “why?” he attributes it to Galloway. This trait may not always be welcome in politics, but Amir takes pleasure in knowing Mr. Galloway would approve.