Another stellar evening was had as the 3rd Annual Harlem’s Fashion Row, held at New York City’s Studio Museum in Harlem. Attendees were charmed and entertained by innovative fashion throughout the night.
In this year’s presentation, Harlem’s Fashion Row engaged in the global dialogue of whether fashion has a rightful place within the white walls of the art gallery. Ascribing to the belief that fashion is an art form, the desire to promote emerging minority designers in museum’s vast exhibition space proved to be a wise choice. The use of the space reinforced the belief that fashion and art are intertwined, as the museum is world-renowned for its support of works created by artists of African descent, including fashion-centered exhibitions and events; and the designers promote pieces to be worn by people of color.
Aside from the obvious aesthetics of the museum’s paintings, the four participating designers — Sammy B, Viscera, Niiamar and Telfar — gave a more colorful and cinematic display in their presentations than any runway show could provide.
- Sammy B’s black and white bolero bloom coat with rose applique of nylon textured cotton
- Viscera’s coral, fuchsia and chartreuse silk jersey gown with a black and white chiffon train
- Niiamar’s black beaded tulle and silk chiffon evening gown w/ snakeskin detail
- and Telfar’s red pique sleeveless polo with six-pocket easy fit Khaki pants.
Overall, it was an outstanding evening of fashion. Notable supporters of the evening included: legendary designer Stephen Burrows, legendary supermodel Alva Chinn, actress Tasha Smith, recording artist Cheri Dennis, celebrity stylist Ty Hunter, Michaela Angela Davis, model and performer Amanda Lepore, stylist Tai Beauchamp, Harlem historian Michael Henry Adams, and Spencer Means of the Corcoran Group.
For more information on Harlem’s Fashion Row and its activities, visit harlemsfashionrow.com
And enjoy the pics below from the memorable event. Click each image for a better view and caption details on “who’s who” ;-) .