IFI: Model Hanno Riak & Designer Egreis Gjergjani

We all have those unique/interesting/quirky people we like to follow on social media. But who’s flying under the radar? We asked some of Kansas City’s best and brightest social media influencers one simple question: Who are some local folks we need to be following and why?

Riak (L) & Gjergjani (R)

Hanno Riak, Model, Clotheshorse, Coach

“The influencer I follow and cherish the most is Egreis (the owner of ByeEgreis). She’s full of life!

What really stands out the most to me is how her business model is so inclusive. I’m used to seeing companies in the fashion industry only want a specific ‘look.’ It’s like you either have to be curvy to fill out the clothes or else be the stereotypical size of a model. What I love the most about her line is how she embraces women of all sizes and celebrates them. She allows them to feel beautiful and gives others the ability to see themselves in a different light—and it can play a huge part in a woman’s image! She’s showing the next generation that you can be beautiful in any shape and size.

The reason she’s follow-worthy? Because she is beautiful both inside and out. She’s fashion forward, ambitious and so real. I really want to thank her for being such a powerful promoter of women business owners. And showing us that anything is possible.”