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IN THE BLACK 

A MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP FOR DESIGNERS

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WHY IN THE BLACK?

HFR in the Black is a Membership for Multicultural Designers at all Levels. This membership is meant to:

 

1) Create an atmosphere of openness in the design community 

2) Provide Business Strategies and Resources to Grow Your Brand

3) Foster collaboration and connection among designers

With a vast network of experienced designers, you never have to feel alone or stuck again!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

benefits
Online Designer Community

Partake in weekly conversations with other designers to get feedback, share resources, and leverage relationships for your business.

 

HFR will place each designer in peer groups based on analysis of application.

Monthly Designer Case Studies

Each month junior or senior designers can apply to be a case study for what's not working in their business and will be given solutions by industry experts.

 

One designer will be selected each month for a live conversation that will be shared to all the members.

Fireside Chats with Industry Insiders

 

We bring the best in the business directly to you every single month.

 

As an "In the Black" member you get unparalleled access to industry insiders, which includes asking questions about the issues you’re facing as a designer.

 Collaborative Opportunities

Brands come to HFR when they’re looking for design talent.

 

Members of In the Black always receive access to these opportunities first, which is great for getting an edge up on the competition.

Monthly
Insider Q&A 

Take advantage of a monthly Q&A with a business or fashion insider.

 

An opportunity to ask your most pressing business, fashion, or design questions from industry experts.

Fashion Shows & Pop Up Shops

 

Be the first to know about HFR Fashion Show and Pop Up Shop Opportunities.

 

We will always start with our "In the Black" Members for these opportunities. 

FIRESIDE CHAT SPEAKERS

Monthly Virtual Calls for Members

Natalie Gouche

Natalie Gouché is a social media and digital marketing expert who helps corporations and small businesses increase their reach and profits by leveraging the power of the internet. A savvy entrepreneur with over ten years of experience in business, she is known for a results-based, no-fluff approach to her work as a coach, trainer, and speaker.

Using Online Marketing

to Build Your Business

Sharifa Murdock

Trade shows and fairs are critical to the fashion industry—the entire industry. At shows like the womenswear extravaganza Capsule, both established and emerging designers showcase their designs for buyers, merchandisers, editors, stylists, fashion obsessives, investors... You get the idea. Behind two of the biggest shows is Sharifa Murdock. - Covetour

Trade shows, Why to

Participate and How to

Prepare for Them

Matthew Burnett

Matthew Burnett, CEO and co-founder of Maker’s Row, is helping small businesses get their products made in the USA. His company connects over 100,000 brands with more than 10,000 American manufacturers.

Finding Domestic Factories and Getting Your Cost Lower

Audrey Smaltz

Trade shows and fairs are critical to the fashion industry—the entire industry. At shows like the womenswear extravaganza Capsule, both established and emerging designers showcase their designs for buyers, merchandisers, editors, stylists, fashion obsessives, investors... You get the idea. Behind two of the biggest shows is Sharifa Murdock. - Covetour

How to Connect with People and Win Influence

Nate Hinton

Nathaniel Hinton is currently a publicist at renowned PR Agency, KCD.  He’s held senior public relations position at Prada, PR Consulting, and Diesel. He is currently the publicist for Pyer Moss. 

How to Navigate the Interesting Industry of Fashion

Tiffany

"The Budgetnista"

Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche is quickly becoming America's favorite, personal financial educator. The Budgetnista is also an Amazon #1 bestselling author, and a sought-after speaker of financial empowerment.

Handling Your Finances and Making the "Right" Sacrifices

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Last Sale Price $49/Month*

Regular Cost $97/Month

 

*Price subject to change

IN THE BLACK 

A MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP FOR DESIGNERS

  • Is this retreat for designers only?
    Yes, this retreat is for designers only. This includes designers of all categories including footwear, jewelry, handbags, accessories, clothing, and headwear.
  • What are the requirements for attending?
    You must be a designer with a line that's being sold currently (online or in store) or a designer that's working in-house for a brand now.
  • What are the vaccination requirements?
    All attendees are required to bring proof of vaccination for each day of the retreat.
  • Can I get a refund?
    We are not offering refunds for the retreat, however you can get a credit toward the next HFR event.
  • Can I attend as press?
    This event is very exclusive and unfortunately we are not allowing anyone to attend as press that's not pre-approved by our sponsor. Email frances@armandconsulting.com for more information.
  • Is there an age restriction?
    Yes, our designer retreat is for adults 21 and over.
  • Is there a host hotel?
    No, there is currently no host hotel for this event. We suggest staying in mid-town Manhattan, however all of our locations will be close to a subway stop. We will provide details on how to get to each venue on the subway.
  • Can I bring someone with me?
    Each ticket allows for one person. You are not allowed a guest to this retreat.
  • How should I dress?
    Our presenting sponsor is Nike, so feel free to wear a pair of Nike's each day. Please be comfortable and fashionable.
  • Will lunch be served?
    Lunch will be served on the first day. You may be responsible for your lunch on day 2.
  • Who do I email with additional questions?
    Please email Deondra Henderson at deondra@harlemsfashionrow.com with any additional questions.
  • How are designers chosen for the retreat?
    To provide this rare designer experience, it is also vital that we curate the guests in attendance to ensure it's an incredible experience for everyone. We also want to ensure equal levels of experience to give this opportunity to designers across the board. We have limited space available for 75 designers. Upon review, you will be notified within 1- 2 business days. Once we are at capacity, the application will not be available.
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