Now in its 7th year, the renowned Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) is set to showcase a fresh, new group of extremely talented designers of color on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at their highly anticipated semi-annual New York Fashion Week Presentation.
This invite-only show is organized by CEO/Founder Brandice Henderson and will be held at TOTEM CREATIVE located at 121 Varick Street in Tribeca. The Red Carpet will take place at 6:00pm and the presentation will kick off at 7:00pm with a moderated conversation piece. The designers will present their collections immediately thereafter.
The live conversation will take you on a nostalgic journey of Black fashion design with the Godfather of Hip-Hop Style, Harlem designer Dapper Dan. The self-taught visionary has a unique story of his rise in fashion and will share how his one-of-a-kind aesthetic revolutionized the 1980s hip-hop culture scene.
HFR’s focus is to give designers of color a platform to showcase their stunning collections and to create opportunities for global exposure through media, influencers, and brand partnerships. Brandice Henderson’s direction for this season is simple, yet sincere:
“This year has really taken us back to the basics. Sometimes you can get so caught up in the process of creating the experience that you lose the core focus. For HFR, that is the designers. My focus this year is really developing the designers and creating revenue opportunities for them.”
· Devaun Robinson (Los Angeles, CA) for MID-POINT ECLECTIC
· Andrew Nowell (New York, NY) for Andrew Nowell
· Evelyn Lambert (New York, NY) for Evelyn Lambert
· Najla Burt (Tallahassee, FL) for Dur Doux
· Natt Taylor (Irvington, NJ) for DESTINI by Natt Taylor
About Harlem’s Fashion Row
(HFR) is a unique movement founded to increase diversity in fashion, by producing events to educate, stimulate, and advance opportunities for emerging designers of color. HFR provides a platform for the selected emerging artists during the most highly attended event in the industry, New York Fashion Week. HFR has gained corporate support from companies such as AOL, Target Stores, Iman Cosmetics, Sprite Green, Dark & Lovely, and BET. Harlem’s Fashion Row has also been covered by Women’s Wear Daily, NY Daily News, Fashionista, New York Time Out, and Jones Magazine, as well as, “That’s So New York”, The Cut, NY Racked, Black Enterprise, and Centric. Follow the movement!