Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) is a social company that provides a voice for designers of color through a creative platform that enables these designers to sell and present their collections to key leaders within the fashion industry.
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 is committed to a high-quality experience through every event with an innovative and inspiring display of fashion. It is a celebration of a fashion forward community that reflects the culture and personal experience of designers of color. It takes a village to raise an artist and HFR is that village.
What others say about us
HFR continues to be a beacon of hope for many fashion designers of color. The resources that are given to designers are akin to a free master class.
“I very much enjoyed the process of being a juror and helping to select four designers who clearly deserve the opportunity to have their collections seen by the fashion cognoscenti. Each of them have a distinct point of a view and they were able to articulate that to us as well as present the clothing and their drawings.”
It is one thing to dream of being a fashion designer and quite another to establish a fashion company successfully. HFR supports and guides designers to make their dreams come true.
It is always exciting to watch the birth of HFR’s new designes and their collections as they hit the Runway! I wish them well and a standing ovation for their hard work!
You are now part of an amazing network! And unlike any ordinary “network”, HFR is also a nurturing community and family that believes wholly in your potential to impact the fashion world. Congratulations to you, we know you have what it takes and that this is only the beginning…now the world is waiting.
The growth of Harlem’s Fashion Row over the course of the last few years has been nothing short of breathtaking. Under the aegis of Brandice Henderson, HFR has emerged not just as the premier space for designers of color to showcase their talent – but as the premier resource for industry insiders to glean information about African American fashion talent.