Collaboration is IN! says Harlem Fashion Row Creator & CEO in CNN feature

Collaboration is IN! says Harlem Fashion Row Creator & CEO in CNN feature

One company trying to address this diversity discrepancy is Harlem's Fashion Row (HFR). Founded by Memphis-native Brandice Daniel, the organization provides a platform and support for black designers, helping them make all-important connections that could sustain their businesses.
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We believe that when you give, you receive. Most times you don’t receive in the same places you give, but this time is different. This article is very special because it’s written by a former HFR intern @mionsade. - For 8 years, HFR has run an internship program for college students. The students meet on a video call at 8am every morning. This allows us to see who’s serious. The students who make it through the internship go on to do amazing things in fashion and other industries as well. - When Mion called me to let us know she was working for @cnn and wanted to do a story on @harlemsfashionrow it felt like a full circle moment. We’re so proud of this article and of Mion! - Please join us in congratulating @mionsade and thanking her for this incredible article. - Please read and share it. The link is temporarily in our bio. - #givebackalways #proudmoment

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Daniel first conceived HFR in 2007, when she was a buyer for wholesaler International Intimates. After attending a fashion show in Brooklyn and researching the dearth of black designers represented in major department stores and at fashion houses, she was inspired to host her own multicultural fashion shows in Harlem, which has historically been an epicenter of black creativity.
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