May 26, 2024


The art of Fashion

Designers Of Color Travel From Across The U.S. For Harlem’s Fashion Row’s Designer Retreat

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In excess of 70 Black and Brown designers throughout the U.S. and across the pond (London) traveled to the Big Apple past week for Harlem Trend Row’s 4th Yearly Designer Retreat, presented by Nike. The three-working day occasion took place at Nike’s New York Town headquarters.

Image courtesy of Harlem’s Fashion Row | Photographer: Lebo Lukewarm

Graphic courtesy of Harlem’s Fashion Row | Photographer: Lebo Lukewarm

About Harlem’s Fashion Row

Harlem’s Trend Row (HFR) is an company generating a bridge concerning manufacturers and designers of colour. The agency has collaborated with makes these kinds of as Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, and Banana Republic, just to name a couple.

You could know of them from their collaboration with Nike and LeBron James on the LeBron 16, the very first LeBron signature shoe reimagined by ladies.


The Designer’s Encounter

Designers at just about every encounter stage participated in networking sessions, meet and greets with leading fashion executives, and panel discussions.

Trend marketplace leaders these kinds of as Jarvis Sam, Nike’s vice president of worldwide variety and inclusion Sharifa Murdock, Kith’s main impact officer and Lanessa Elrod, main senior vice president of U.S. retail at Louis Vuitton Americas have been in attendance.

On the second working day of the retreat, the designers traveled to various areas throughout Manhattan for Marketplace Stops. Field leaders at Bergdorf Goodman, Macy’s, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Tory Burch led every Industry Cease.

Designer Cora Spearman of trend brand name Coradorables, traveled from Hawaii to NYC for the retreat. She has been in attendance given that the pretty to start with Designer Retreat in 2019. Tolu Coker of her eponymous model Tolu Coker is a London-dependent sustainable designer who was also in attendance.

There ended up designers who traveled from Los Angeles, Atlanta, Memphis, and almost everywhere in concerning.

Image courtesy of Harlem’s Fashion Row | Photographer: Lebo Lukewarm

Impression courtesy of Harlem’s Vogue Row | Photographer: Lebo Lukewarm

The choice procedure is arduous and is made up of every designer distributing an software to get into the Designer Retreat.

HFR’s Founder and CEO Brandice Daniel says, “Last week was Outstanding. Harlem’s Fashion Row’s 4th Yearly Designer Retreat was held at Nike’s NYC headquarters and WOW — the pleasure I felt watching designers love each and every instant is indescribable.”

Daniel goes on to say, “It all goes back to the core of why I started out HFR, and 15 decades later on, I am still as thrilled about the progression of designers of coloration as I was on Working day 1.”

You can locate out far more about Harlem’s Style Row and its upcoming gatherings at