Harlem’s Fashion Row University (HFR-U) was started to enhance undergraduate students’ knowledge of the fashion industry by offering professional development opportunities, including practical training and mentoring through workshops and creative events.
For the past 7 years we’ve encountered fashion students that are not completely equipped with the tools, information, or relationships needed to start a successful career in fashion. We see a gap between fashion students of color and the fashion industry and would like to do our part in closing it.
HFR-U is committed to providing energetic, informative programs to HBCU campuses and other students of color that have an interest in fashion. Our goal is to produce quality experiences that will inspire, encourage, and inform students on a full range of fashion opportunities.
HFR-U partnered with McCafe to present our first HBCU Student Design Competition. The launch event, a conversation with June Ambrose, took place on Howard University’s campus. June was incredibly gracious with the information she shared with the students. McCafe offered all of the students free smoothies. Check out the recap video.