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Published on October 22nd, 2015 | by Daja Marie


Diversity in Fashion-Harlem’s Fashion Row 2015 College Tour with Fashion Insiders

This season, HFR celebrated eight fabulous years of creating opportunities for growth and change for designers of color in the fashion industry through what has become a grassroots movement. To expand the movement, Harlem’s Fashion Row started a HFR- U program which highlight HFR’s evolution, aspirational message and cultural relevance.

HFR-U strives to inspire, nurture, and advance the next generation of diverse fashion industry talents. Brandice Henderson, founder of Harlem’s Fashion Row created HFR- U to offer professional development and networking opportunities to undergraduate students from Historically Black College and Universities. This initiative offers future fashion careerists an opportunity to discover and discuss the business of fashion through informative master classes, live experiences, and networking with industry professionals of note.


With Verizon as the proud sponsor, HFR-U will kicked off September 29th,2015 at Hampton University and progress through Howard University, North Carolina A&T and end at Clark Atlanta University. Guest panelist include, Elaine Welteroth, Teen Vogue Beauty & Health Director, Wouri Vice, celebrity stylist, Kimberly Goldson,fashion designer,ShawnHowell,VP Divisional Merchandise Manager and Shani Lawson, Macy’s Buyer with Julee Wilson, Senior Fashion Editor of Huffington Post, as the moderator.


Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) is an Influential Arts & Entertainment organization that engages audiences and aligns brand partners with emerging designers of color in Fashion. HFR’s mission is to discover and showcase emerging talent of color through a platform of national events and customized multi-platform programs.We initiate innovative events which attract a multitude of diverse influencers connected to the fashion industry. Within this industry HFR events have become the preferred event, providing a platform for emerging fashion talent of color. Harlem’s Fashion Row has defined artistic, cultural and social trends for the past 5 years, and helped launch the careers of countless influential designers and countless others have made their debut with HFR. Our objective is simply to provide real business opportunities to people of color in fashion to showcase their skills and abilities in an industry, which is often non-accessible to this group.

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