, 2022-08-29 09:00:00,
Hosted in Partnership with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Event to Kick-Off New York Fashion Week & Introduce The Virgil Abloh Award presented by LVMH
NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) announced today that the highly anticipated 15th Anniversary Fashion Show & Style Awards will open New York Fashion Week on September 6 in partnership with LVMH in North America.
With this year’s theme “Future’s Past,” the event will showcase fashion’s future fueled by the untold history of countless contributions, sacrifices, and innovations in fashion that inspire HFR to explore groundbreaking collaborations and to elevate black-owned brands. This special anniversary event will support further progress for diversity, equality and inclusion in the fashion world.
Additionally, HFR will introduce a newly created award in honor of the late Virgil Abloh, which will be given by his wife, Shannon Abloh. Honoring Virgil’s memory and lasting impact, the award celebrates like-minded individuals who embody Virgil’s spirit, brilliance, and vision, through invaluable contributions to culture, community, and innovation. This year’s award categories and recipients include:
- The Virgil Abloh Award presented by LVMH: Issa Rae – Actress, Writer and Producer
- Designer of the Year: Sergio Hudson – Luxury Women’s Wear Designer
- Editor of the Year: Robin Givhan – Fashion Editor and Pulitzer Prize Winning Writer
- Stylist of the Year: Ade Samuel – Celebrity Stylist
- ICON of the Year Award: Janet Jackson – Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Author, Businesswoman and Philanthropist
Brandice Daniel, CEO & Founder of Harlem’s Fashion Row, states: “African Americans have a rich history in fashion, although much of their contributions have been buried or unrecognized in history. However, HFR would not exist without the work of Black designers like Lois Alexander Lane, who created the Harlem Institute of Fashion and the Black Fashion Museum. We also would not exist without the work of other sartorial pioneers like Ann Lowe, Elizabeth Keckley, and Eunice Johnson. We are moving into the future by reaching back to understand, honor, and pull strength from our past.”
Through an ongoing partnership with HFR, LVMH continues its commitment to work toward a more diverse, equitable and inclusive fashion industry. Several brands from the LVMH portfolio will join in celebrating the next generation of diverse fashion talent by supporting various aspects of the Fashion Show & Style Awards…
To read the original article, go to Click here