Award-winning writer, editor, and author of How to Slay, Constance White will be presenting a fashion master award to Jeff Tweedy, the President and CEO of Sean John. The presentation will take place during the Black Fashion World Foundation launch of a program called Gleaning from the Masters on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater.
Mr. Tweedy, one of the most well-respected leaders in the fashion industry will share his story on his rise from being a stock boy for a tailor in Washington, D.C., to the chief executive of a globally recognized company. He has headed Sean John since its creation by Sean Combs in 1998. With Mr. Tweedy at the helm, Sean John blazed a trail, being named Men’s Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and winning two FiFi Awards. The Sean John brand is now solidly woven into the fabric of fashion and culture.
The Black Fashion World Foundation is a nonprofit that was established to move the barriers that often stymie black fashion entrepreneurs. There remains a systemic and entrenched lack of access for black fashion designers, retailers, and marketing professionals. Until now, there has not been an organization that provides black fashion professionals sufficient opportunities to higher education, capital, mentorship, and the advice of business experts, as well as advertising opportunities and distributors.
Black Fashion World Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Benefits from the production of this event will go to support the continuance of this service program and the development of the organization’s Save My Business project.
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Business passes are now on sale at a starting rate of $55 and may be obtained via the official event site or Eventbrite. For press, sponsorships, partnerships or volunteer inquiries contact the organization’s creator, Carla Nelson by email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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