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On Sunday, September 5, 2021, with sun sneaking behind the clouds and rain Harlem Fashion Week presented Season 9 on the legendary 125th Street at the State Office Building on the corner of Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. The festivities included VIPs including Dapper Dan, State Senator Kevin Parker, Bravo’s Jonathan Borne (VIP MC of the awards ceremony) and Bevy Smith (VIP presenter of the BLM Fashion Design award and recipient of a special surprise Harlem Fashion Week award)!
Socially distanced and stylishly masked guests attended the fashion presentation that included:
Black Lives Matter Fashion Exhibition Harlem and Awards Ceremony – Femme Forward hosted by Jonathan Broderick (Bravo’s B.O.R.N. to Style) with Harlem’s renaissance woman – Sirius Satellite radio host of Bevelations, TV personality and author Bevy Smith as the BLM Fashion Exhibition award presenter and honoree award presenter to these several women for progressing forward culture, commerce and community through their awesome work.
Harlem Fashion Week honored several women for progressing forward culture, commerce and community through their awesome work:
Nikoa Evans-Hendricks (Executive Director, Harlem Park to Park)
Chivona Renée Newsome (Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter, Greater NY)
Dionne Williams (Producer, Emerge Fashion Show and Principal, D. Williams Public Relations)
The festivities included “A Celebration of Black Lives in Fashion.” The fashion exhibition featured 10 avant garde garments created by designers across the country inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.