Harlem Fashion Week ’21 Presents Season 9 With Awards, Activism And Fashion

August 17, 2021

The critically-acclaimed Harlem Fashion Week (HFW) returns after a hiatus due to Covid-19 last year with Season 9.

Season 9 will be filled with: a Black Lives Matter fashion exhibition, femme forward awards ceremony and stellar fashion show –with a virtual broadcast!

“The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the fashion industry beyond measure. We watched large corporations come to an end and designer brick and mortars close their doors.

Out of all this turmoil, it is quintessential for designers to arise from the underground platform; to reclaim their creativity as a beacon of inspiration for a new fashion world,” says Yvonne Jewnell, Creative Director and Co-Founder.

Harlem Fashion Week, Season 9 will feature

Friday, September 3 | 7-9 PM | Kente Royal Gallery

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Harlem Fashion Week weekend kick-off media mixer to meet and greet founders Tandra Birkett and Yvonne Jewnell, fashion industry professionals; with a presentation by the fashion designers participating in the Black Lives Matter Fashion Exhibition, event MC Jonathan Boderick (Bravo’s B.O.R.N. to Style). The BLM Fashion Exhibition Judges will include Lydia T. Blanco(Journalist, Digital Media Personality), Gliteratie (Philanthropist), Jelani Bandele(Founder of TELL LEGACY), Joyous Pierce(Multi-disciplinary creative).



Saturday, September 4 | 11 AM – 4 PM | Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building, in the Gallery

The Business of Fashion Symposium: Harlem Fashion Week invites all prospective designers, stylists, models, photographers, retail and e-commerce folks interested in the fashion and retail industry to join for a day of engaging panel discussions and workshops. Our keynote speaker will be Harlem’s very own Princess Jenkins, owner of The Brownstone, founder of Women in the Black, and adjunct professor at FIT.

Hosted by Tandra Birkett & Yvonne Jewnell, Harlem Fashion Week Founders

TicketLink: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harlem-fashion-week-business-of-fashion-symposium-tickets-166467782619

Sunday, September 5 | 3:00 – 5:30 PM | Museum of the City of NY, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 104 St.

Black Lives Matter Fashion Exhibition Harlem and Awards Ceremony – Femme Forward will be hosted by Jonathan Broderick (Bravo’s B.O.R.N. to Style) with Harlem’s renaissance woman – Sirius Satellite radio host of Bevelations, TV personality and author Bevy Smith as the BLM Fashion Exhibition award presenter and honoree award presenter to these several women for progressing forward culture, commerce, and community through their awesome work. The Season 9 award recipients are:

Harlem Fashion Week will be honoring several women for progressing forward culture, commerce and community through their awesome work. The Season 9 award recipients are:

The festivities will include “A Celebration of Black Lives in Fashion”. The fashion exhibition will feature 10 avant-garde garments created by designers across the country inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. This event will include a reception with specialty cocktails, gourmet desserts, and live performances.

TicketLink: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harlem-fashion-week-blm-fashion-exhibition-tickets-166238302237

Sunday, September 5 | 6:30 – 9:30 PM | Museum of the City of NY, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 104 St.

Harlem Fashion Week: The Runway Shows will present Season 9 LIVE as well as a virtually broadcasted to share the exciting fashion show with national and international fashion fans.

The show will present in three tiers:

6:30 PM

  • Maison Zelani
  • House of Q
  • House of Vaughn
  • Hennaflower
  • Karma DePrince
  • Scarf Dressing
  • Naids Fashion
  • Yves Luc

8:00 PM | Emerging Designer Show

  • Hightower
  • Rize Of RIZR
  • CJackson Long Island
  • Void Asylum
  • Streeter
  • Hiari Strong

9:00 PM

  • Lips Couture by Sharon
  • Nothing to Wear
  • Kokonikol
  • Styles of Imagination
  • Yvonne Wingfield
  • United Icons
  • Bombazo Wear (r).

Tickets on sale at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-harlem-fashion-week-experience-2021-tickets-162078602463

Harlem Fashion Week (Harlem FW), Established in 2016 by the founders with roots in Harlem, powerhouse mother-daughter team of Tandra Birkett and Yvonne Jewnell, owners of the fashion design company Yvonne Jewnell New York LLC. Harlem Fashion Week has created a platform for the rising stars in the Fashion Design Industry for the past nine years and counting.

Harlem Fashion Week has been fortunate to receive a wide diversity of press from over 100 major media publications including Avenue, Essence,Paper Magazine,Refinery 29, Vogue Italia, and many more outlets. HFW has fans in 38 countries around the world looking for what’s next in cutting edge fashion! Harlem Fashion Week has welcomed thousands of attendees over the past 5 years, with followers in 30 countries.

Photo credit: Harlem Fashion Week 2012.

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