Harlem Fashion Week values INCLUSIVITY, as a result, Season 6 of HFW will be dedicated to highlighting “Legends, Trailblazers, and Groundbreakers in Black Fashion”. Harlem Fashion Week events will run from February 15th to March 2nd, 2019. Since the days of the Renaissance, Harlem has served as the epicenter of music, literature, art and fashion. As Harlem is being revitalized in the 21st century, Harlem Fashion Week will introduce a new era of fashion culture to the Harlem community inspired by its rich cultural heritage. Harlem Fashion Week 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.
All Harlem Fashion Week Events will be held at venues throughout the Harlem Community:
HFW Runway Shows will Commence on February 16th, with an Honoree Soiree` at the Ronay Menschel Hall in the Museum of the City of New York. This event will honor the Season 6 Fashion Cultural Icons: Misa Hylton-Celebrity Stylist and Lifestyle Coach, Claire Sulmers -EIC of Fashion Bomb Daily, Yandy Smith- Music Producer and Reality T.V. star, Harlem Haberdashery- Lifestyle Clothing Boutique in Harlem, Dr. Deborah Jenkins- Community Activist, Zina and Shaleena Campbell Founders of the Harlem Dress Collective. The Harlem Chocolate Factory and African Restaurant Week will sponsor this star-studded event.
The Harlem Fashion Week runway show on February 16th at the Museum of the City of New York is a 21st Century Fashion Cultural Experience. Season 6 is going to be EPIC!!! With designers from India to the continent of Africa, HFW will create a diverse, international presence in the heart of Harlem. The featured designer will be international award winning designer, Yvonne Jewnell, the Creative Director for Harlem Fashion Week.
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One of the highlights of the HFW Runway Show is the emerging designer competition. HFW believes strongly in creating opportunities for new designers. The emerging designer celebrity judges for season 6 are
- Jessica Ford – digital hair and beauty writer for ESSENCE,
- Channing Hargrove – fashion writer Refinery29
- Kim Dillinger – celebrity stylist,
- Eila Mell – Author and Fashion Correspondent and
- Ty-ron Mayes – Fashion Consultant for Tyra Banks.
To culminate the 6th season of Harlem Fashion Week: on March 2nd HFW will host a fashion symposium entitled, “Legends, Trailblazers and Groundbreakers in Black Fashion” at the Harlem State Office Building. This event will begin a series of talks, lectures and workshops that salute those individuals who have paved the way for people of color in the fashion industry. It is also an opportunity for the next generation of fashion creatives to learn from their experiences to continue the legacy of Black influence in the fashion industry.
Get more information at harlemfw.com
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