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Harlem Fashion Week

About

Harlem Fashion Week (HFW) is a dynamic cultural platform and showcase for rising stars in the fashion design industry. Founded by the powerhouse mother-daughter duo Tandra Birkett and Yvonne Jewnell, HFW celebrates Harlem's rich heritage as a hub of art, literature, music, and fashion. We offer a range of products and services, including high-profile fashion showcases, business education programs for emerging fashion professionals, and mentorship opportunities. Our events attract top talent and industry recognition, providing a platform for diverse voices and promoting inclusivity within the fashion community. Through HFW, we aim to empower the next generation of fashion leaders, stimulate economic growth within Harlem, and preserve the neighborhood's cultural legacy.

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HARLEM FASHION WEEK (HFW) will bridge the Downtown fashion hub to the Uptown swagg for a rich cultural experience.

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At the Harlem Fashion Week runway shows, charity gala and business of fashion symposium, our designers and guests have received the opportunity to network with some of the biggest names in fashion: Jay Manuel former Creative Director of America’s Next Top Model, Dapper Afrika, celebrity stylist for Erika Badu, Duckie Confetti, designer and stylist for Teyana Taylor, Kubi Springer, international brand specialist, L’Oreal, MTV, Glamour Amber-stylist for Remy Ma, Bunim & Murray Productions, Singer-Sharaya J, Elia Mell, fashion journalist Kelsey Adams, Marcus Blassingame, Actress Fátima Ptacek, Sofia Davis-Fashion Avenue News, Jonathan Bodrick, Born To Style- Bravo, Supermodel Veronica Webb, Princess Jenkins owner of the Brownstone Boutique and Louis Johnson Jr. C.O. of Harlem Haberdashery, Richard Galvin, and Viktor Luna along with other prominent media attendance to view the latest fashion trends.

NEW YORK CITY RECOGNITION

Officially sanctioned New York Fashion Week event by Fashion Week Online.

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OUR MISSION

Harlem Fashion Week (HFW) is dedicated to serving as a beacon of opportunity and empowerment for emerging talents within the fashion design industry. Rooted in the vibrant cultural tapestry of Harlem, we strive to celebrate and perpetuate its legacy as a nexus of creativity, artistry, and innovation. Led by the visionary mother-daughter duo Tandra Birkett and Yvonne Jewnell, HFW is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive platform that not only showcases the latest in fashion but also provides essential business education and mentorship for aspiring industry professionals. Our mission is to cultivate the next generation of fashion leaders, stimulate economic growth within Harlem, and amplify the voices of underrepresented communities in the global fashion landscape.

 

OUR VISION

Harlem Fashion Week envisions a world where the transformative power of fashion transcends boundaries, uniting people from all walks of life in celebration of creativity and self-expression. As Harlem undergoes a renaissance in the 21st century, HFW is at the forefront of ushering in a new era of fashion culture deeply rooted in the neighborhood's rich heritage. We aspire to not only be a cornerstone of New York Fashion Week but also a catalyst for positive change, driving social impact and fostering sustainable growth within the fashion industry. With unwavering dedication to excellence and innovation, we aim to inspire, educate, and empower individuals to realize their full potential and make their mark on the world of fashion.

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