Sunday, January 4, 2015

Harlem's Fashion Row - Opportunity For Emerging Designers of Color

To say that African Americans are underrepresented in the fashion industry would be an understatement, particularly in the world of high end fashion. As stated directly from Harlem's Fashion Row website:

"Designers of color represent less than 1% of designers available in major department stores. In an industry that has grossed over 250 billion in 2013 alone the voice of designers of color are not being heard, celebrated, and acknowledged. HFR was created for the sole purpose of breaking that industry standard."

HFR offers opportunities to fashion students and budding designers to learn and gain tools and exposure to the industry and towards professional development through networking, internships and events throughout the year where designers can show their creations.

Check the Designers Deck R1 schedule at the top of the 2015 Designer Application.  The first event of 2015 will be the LA Fashion Show Grammy weekend (February 6) in Los Angeles, CA. Accepted designers will have the opportunity to show and sell their designs to a curated audience. Designers will also have pre-show and post-show interviews and a Q & A in the show program.  Hair stylists, makeup artists and dressers for your models are also provided.

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