Harlem Fashion Week brought the pulse of Black fashion to New York Fashion Week. Held at the Museum Of The City Of New York, we saw designs from OG fashion designers and emerging designers. There were three show presentations: 7:30PM, 8:30PM, and 9:30PM allowing for a plethora of designers to show. There was also a marketplace, showcasing Black owned fashion and beauty brands, in addition to Black owned businesses.
When I arrived, the bustling of backstage was in full swing. Finishing touches of makeup was being put on models, the designers were making last minute adjustments on clothes, and there was excitement and energy throughout the air.
The 7:30PM show was attended by Hello Beautiful and we saw the designs of Huda, Simply Greta and Mamadou Fall.
The 8:30PM show featured designs by Laidiecloth, Ddepeine, Lall Dass, ChokoMODE, Plume Designs, and Andrea Smith. It was an array of diverse designs, ranging from statement sleeves, sequins, African prints and more. The 9:30PM showing was specifically dedicated to emerging designers, featuring the ensembles of Mieko McKay, Amme Collection, and YJNY.
Featuring Black designers who are staples in both Harlem and Brooklyn, HFW also used their platform to highlight the youngest Black fashion designer to show at NYFW, Kheris Rogers. Kheris is the founder of Flexin’ My Complexion and was supported early on by Hello Beautiful. It’s great to see her ascending in her journey as a designer.
Get into all the behind the scenes, here from the Founder of Harlem Fashion Week and more in the video clip above! Which designs are your favorite? Tell us in the comment section.