Mattel’s Groundbreaking Hijab Barbie Honors Harlem Coached Olympian And More

Mattel made history on Monday by unveiling the first-ever hijab-wearing Barbie doll. It’s designed after Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American sabre fencer who became the first Olympic athlete to compete while wearing a hijab at the 2016 Rio Olympics who was coached by Harlem born Akhnaten Spencer-El. Continue Reading →

Harlem Man Dapper Dan Designs For Gucci And Doesn’t Say Much Else

In May, Gucci elicited a wave of criticism after Harlem World Magazine reported that over a fur coat with puffy, logo-laden sleeves that unmistakably copied a jacket that the Harlem (see photo below) designer Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day had created for the Olympic runner Diane Dixon in 1989. Continue Reading →

NYCEDC Launches Campaign To Promote Made In NY

In advance of the semi-annual New York Fashion Week (NYFW) that kicks off tomorrow, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) will launch a three-week marketing campaign that consists of print, social media, digital, and video to spotlight the City’s growing fashion design and manufacturing sector, and to promote a diverse array of Made in NY certified fashion designers. Continue Reading →

Fabulous Portraits Of Harlemites Behind-The-Scenes At Tom Ford NYFW Show

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Here are wonderful images from Vanity Fair Magazine‘s behind-the-scenes look at Tom Ford‘s New York Fashion Week (NYFW) show with Harlem couples Alicia Keys in her no make-up look and Switz Beatz (above). Continue Reading →

Celebrating The Best Street Style In The World Of Harlem

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: A view of street style seen around the September 2016 New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)Street-style fashions on day two of New York Fashion Week, from oversized mens dress shirts, cool hand and shoulder bags, to muted and afro-centric bright color patterned prints, and of course big hair and small hair – it’s all good.  Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: New York Fashion Week Zang Toi Fall 2016

 Arzo Anwar and Designer Zang Toi

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Designer Zang Toi showed his Fall 2016 collection during New Fashion Week at Chelsea Piers’ Pier 59 Studios Stage A. Continue Reading →

Cynthia Bailey Eyewear Celebrates NYC During Fashion Week 2016

Cynthia Bailey Eyewear1This month Cynthia Bailey will have a special evening celebrating the fashion and glamour of New York City during New York Fashion Week 2016 hosted by three global brands Classiques Modernes, Roots and Cynthia Bailey Eyewear.

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Uptown Fashion Week Special Series Of Fashion Events

uptown fashion week in washiiongton hieghtsWashington Heights’ contribution to New York Fashion Week returns to the United Palace for three nights in September, presenting international designers and welcoming the public to experience the excitement of the runway through live-streaming. Continue Reading →

‘My True Colors Festival’ Talk, Panel And Screenings In Harlem

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Join My True Colors Festival for their sneak peak at Call Me the new scripted series about male escorts, the conversation with journalist Dontre Conerly in a conversation with Call Me creator and event guru Tai Chunn, and a great Q&A session about film/video content creation.   Continue Reading →