Sam's Club partnered with HFR to bring HBCU fashion students the opportunity to be mentored by top talent in the fashion industry. The objective is for HBCU Juniors and Seniors to submit their designs for the new Sam's Club Vest.
From the applicants, five semi-finalist were selected and mentored by four fashion experts. The students received feedback from mentors and resubmitted designs. The winning vest design will be worn by Sam's Club associates, and the student will receive a $75,000 cash prize. The two runner-ups will receive $10,000.
Harlem's Fashion Row partnered with American Eagle Outfitters to build relationships with underrepresented students that could lead to full-time roles within the company.
Interns completed a 4-week internship with HFR before moving on to AEO. The interns participated in bi-weekly meetings with AEO team, and regular HFR check-ins during the program.
In 2020, HFR partnered with Janie and Jack to take the children's wear sector by storm. The featured designers, Rich Fresh, Kimberly Goldson, and Kristian Lorén, collaborated to create a collection inspired by the ethereal world of dance and recitals. The collection launch was broadcasted on Youtube and included fashion show with designer interviews. The designer interviews were hosted by the lovely Zhuri James.
The HFR X Janie and Jack collection was a huge success and had parents and caretakers sharing their beautiful children in our crafted collection.
Harlem’s Fashion Row continues to uplift up-and-coming designers of color through collaborations such as these.
Introducing the first ever LeBron signature shoe designed for women by women. The HFR x LeBron 16 Lifestyle shoe was created in partnership with Harlem’s Fashion Row–the game-changing fashion collective.
For the past decade, Harlem’s Fashion Row has worked to uplift up-and-coming female designers of color. Inspired by LeBron's belief that Women of Color are the strongest people on Earth, Nike called upon HFR to envision a signature sneaker that would embody a representation of strength specifically for women. The New York-based collective’s reimagined the LeBron 16 from the sole up.
The shoes available on the SNKRS and NTWRK apps.
Harlem’s Fashion Row was invited to Nike Inc.’s New York headquarters for the day. They partnered with Nike’s design team completing a series of projects that will be vetted by the sporting goods giant’s team. HFR wad invited to Nike’s world headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.,in January. We participated in a seven-month apprenticeship culminating in the creation of the capsule that includes footwear, apparel and equipment.
BlackEnterprise.com concluded their New York Fashion week with “Harlem’s Fashion Row Conversation Series: Editorial Diversity Sponsored by Pandora Jewelry.” Danielle Prescod, Â editor for Â Elle.com; Nicole Chapteau, accessories director for Allure; designer Azede Jean Pierre; and creative consultant and freelance editor Rajni Jaques all shared their personal experiences with race and fashion. Brandice Henderson Daniel, HFR’s founder, moderated the panel.
In 2020, it was announced that one BIPOC designer would be chosen to create a capsule collection for Banana Republic, thanks to HFR. Charles Harbison was chosen to design this exclusive collection, which is set to debut in September 2021