By Walter Rutledge
The Martha Graham Dance Company Fall and Recovery benefit took place last night, Tuesday, February 26 at the Joyce Theater. Continue reading
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Tagged American Ballet Theatre, Andrew Mellow Foundation, Capezio Foundation, Fall and Recovery Benefit, Fashion Institute of Technology, Hurricane Sandy, Irina Dvorovenko, Joffery Ballet, Joyce Theater, Maria Kowroski, Martha Graham, New York City Ballet, Smithsonian Institute, The Martha Graham Dance Company, Walter Rutledge, Walter's World:
Audrey Smaltz of Ground Crew and Stephen Burrows
On October 15, fashion was rocking in Harlem! The Harlem’s Fashion Row Collections S/S 2010 was created to showcase emerging designers in the Harlem community. This special night featured the work of upcoming designers Dinna Soliman, Lialia and Jose Duran. For a touch of experience, the first line to walk down the runway was designed by Project Runway’s and Harlem’s native Epperson.
The smart and talented HFR Advisory Board, made an excellent choice in selecting the night’s honoree: Fashion Icon Stephen Burrows. SB (Soul Brother as he was introduced by friend Audrey Smaltz) a Fashion Institute of Technology graduate began his career in 1969.
His Boutique “Stephen Burrows World” was the go to fashion center for some of the biggest names in entertainment: Cher, Diana Ross, Liza Minnelli and Barbra Streisand. Along his illustrious career, Mr. Burrows’ designs have received rave reviews in American, French and Japanese editions of Vogue, The New York Times, New York Magazine and Essence.
Elaine Welteroth of Ebony Magazine and Briana Brigham of B. Marie Style
Although it was a miserable rainy evening outside, it was all good once inside the Gatehouse on 135th Street for Harlem’s Fashion Row.
Check out the HWMag gallery for more images from this event.
Posted in Entertainment, Event, Fashion, Harlem, Harlem Heights, Harlem Style, Harlem World
Tagged Audrey Smaltz, Briana Bigham, Dinna Soliman, Epperson, Fashion Institute of Technology, Harlem's Fashion Row, Jose Duran, Lialia, Salters Scene, Stephen Burrows
H is for Heat. H is for Harlem. H is for Hickson, a native of Harlem with an ear for the heated stories of the inner city and with a few tales of his own. “Harlem is where the heart is,” Hickson says, willing to talk just about everything but his first name (which, at least for now, remains a mystery).
He graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1998, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications. While attending college on a full-time basis, Hickson also worked as a freelance stylist, a job that led to a wardrobe coordinator position with Audrey Swaltz and the Ground Crew, a recognized backstage management team. It was here that he was put in charge of coordinating catwalk queen Naomi Campbell’s outfits.
Madame DeVore was the first creole-mixed model in the United States. Continue reading
Posted in Fashion, Harlem, Harlem fashion, Harlem Style, hw pick, Renaissance
Tagged Brian Lanker, Cannes Film Festival, Cicely Tyson, Fashion Institute of Technology, Hunter College High School, hw pick, Madame DeVore, New York City, Richard Roundtree, United States