Season 7 of Harlem Fashion Week is going to EPIC! We kicked off the season with the celebration of our billboard advertisement on 42nd street!!! We are bringing New York Fashion Week to Harlem on September 15th as we honor the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance and transform the Museum of the City of New York into the Harlem Fashion Week Experience! In honor of this momentous centennial Harlem Fashion Week will feature “All Things Harlem” at our Harlem Fashion Week events.
Along with showcasing both international and domestic fashion designers at the Harlem Fashion Week Runway Show at the Museum of the City of New York on September 15th, 2019; Harlem Fashion Week will honor Misa Hylton a pioneer in the fashion industry and Geraldine Ross, entertainment mentor, fashion influencer and mother of the international supermodel Shaun Ross..
In addition to acknowledging these transformational women in fashion; Harlem Fashion Week will honor Harlem community leaders and organizations that have maintained the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance into the 21st Century: Vy Higginsen, executive director of the Mama Foundation of the Arts, Tony Rogers, the co-founder of Harlem Week, Jackie Rowe-Adams, the co-founder of Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E, Athena Moore, Director of the Northern Manhattan Office for Manhattan Borough President Gale, Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Figure Skating in Harlem, STAR Boutique and Harlem Police Athletic League.
One of the highlights of the HFW Runway Show is the emerging designer competition. HFW believes strongly in creating opportunities for new designers. This seasons emerging designer celebrity judges include: Kim Dillinger- Celebrity stylist, Ty-ron Mayes –Fashion Editor for Untitled Magazine, Celebrity Stylist for America’s Next Top Model, Sharon Nunez- Manager of the garment districts Mood Fabrics, Janet Rodriguez- Founder & CEO of SO HARLEM, Kubi Springer- International Brand Consultant & Founder of SheBuildsBrands Worldwide, and Kimberly Jenkins- lecturer at Parsons School of Design and educator for Gucci to support their efforts on cultural awareness and sensitivity. Misa Hylton will be presenting the Emerging Designer award.
Harlem Fashion Week was founded by the mother-daughter duo Tandra Birkett and Yvonne Jewnell. HFW creates a cultural canvas for both established and emerging designers to showcase their creativity in an atmosphere that supports diversity and inclusivity. HFW will bridge the Downtown fashion hub to the Uptown vibe for a rich cultural experience.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029, View Map