Harlem Fashion Row 15th Anniversary Fashion Show After Party

Harlem Fashion Row 15th Anniversary Fashion Show After Party


On Tuesday, Sept. 6th 2022, Harlem Fashion Row Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) hosted its 15th Anniversary Fashion Show and Style Awards at the General Grant National Memorial in Harlem. This year’s fashion show theme was “Future’s Past,” which showcased fashion’s future fueled by the untold history of countless contributions, sacrifices, and innovations in fashion that inspire HFR to explore groundbreaking collaborations and to elevate black-owned brands.

We had the pleasure to attend the after party event at Jazz Lincoln in the presence of Janet Jackson as she received her Icon of the Year Award. As Janet Jackson approached the stage in her flawless three layer tiered tulle skirt and black cropped jacked the enter room felt her presence and became overwhelmed with euphoria. I was actually one of them and she looked as stunning as ever.  Janet began her speech explaining and asking for forgiveness about her tardiness due to a delayed flight from London and the crowd simply yelled out “We love you Janet“.

Moët Hennessy USA provided the perfect drink of choice for cocktail hour, Chandon Garden Spritz, — providing a delicious balance between sweetness and bitterness with exceptional sparkling wine and bitter-orange liqueur, handcrafted with handpicked and ripe Valencia oranges, herbs and spices.New York City was on 🔥Tuesday Night Harlem Fashion Row @harlemsfashionrow @brandicedaniel  Brandi Daniel is a true example of determination, being focused, staying driven and becoming a phenomenon in your craft. Harlem Fashion Row celebrated their 15yr Anniversary Party Jazz Lincoln @jazzonlincoln.

This year’s award categories and recipients include:
* The Virgil Abloh Award presented by LVMH: Issa Rae – Actress, Writer and Producer
* Designer of the Year: Sergio Hudson – Luxury Women’s Wear Designer
* Editor of the Year: Robin Givhan – Fashion Editor and Pulitzer Prize Winning Writer
* Stylist of the Year: Ade Samuel – Celebrity Stylist
* ICON of the Year Award: Janet Jackson – Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Author, Businesswoman and Philanthropist.

Three BIPOC designers will showcase their latest collections in the show:

  • Clarence Ruth (Menswear): Cotte D’Armes is a high-end men’s and women’s ready-to-wear denim brand in New York City. Ruth was the winner of the Tommy Hilfiger X Harlem’s Fashion Row Design Competition.
  • Johnathon Hayden (Sustainable Women’s Wear): Showcasing his brand Deus Ex Machina, Hayden creates ready-to-wear separates that bridge the gap between luxury and longevity.
  • Nicole Benefield (Women’s Wear): Self-titled responsible brand Nicole Benefield fathoms form over fast fashion trends, casual wearability over exclusivity, and eco-friendly fabrics above the latter.



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