2021 Fashion Summit
In 2021, HFR continued with virtual events and held the most significant event in HFR history with over 800 attendees. Our 3rd Annual Fashion Summit was themed "Moving Beyond The Black Box" to open up a dialogue about race relations among Fashion Insiders. The event was sponsored by Levi's, American Eagle, and Tommy Hilfiger. Speakers included Tom Ford, Tracy Reese, Bethann Hardison, Aurora James, and Lindsay Peoples Wagner.
2020 Designer Tech Summit
In 2020, HFR presented the Designer Tech Summit to provide fashion designers of color the opportunity to learn about the impact of technology in the fashion industry. Our virtual event was sponsored by Google and YouTube. Speakers included Tommy Hilfiger, Dana James Mwangi, Felita Harris, and Alexis Bennett.
HFR X Janie & Jack Fashion Show
In 2020, HFR partnered with Janie and Jack and featured designers Richfresh, Kimberly Goldson, and Kristian Lorén. The children's wear collection was inspired by the world of dance and recitals. The collection launch was broadcasted on Youtube and included a fashion show with designer interviews. The designer interviews were hosted by 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.
2020 Fashion Show + Style Awards
During New York Fashion Week, HFR put on a virtual fashion show on the CFDA virtual platform. The presenting designers included Kimberly Goldson, Rich Fresh, and Kristian Lorén. We honored four fashion pioneers, which were:
Edward Enninful: Maverick of the Year
Kerby Jean Raymond: Designer of the Year
Nate Hinton: Publicist of the Year
Lindsay Peoples Wagner: Editor of the Year
2020 Designer Retreat
The Designer Retreat was our first virtual event and was a great outcome! The three-day event allowed designers to engage with company executives from Nike, I.W. Harper, Macy's,
and Gap Inc.
2020 Fashion Summit
Our 2020 Fashion Summit was informative and interactive. The event centered around panel discussions and fireside chats. Sponsored by Google, Gap Inc, and Black Googler Network.