On the Scene: Harlem Fashion Row Awards Ceremony

Harlem Fashion Row celebrated black excellence at their 2015 awards ceremony during fashion week. In attendance was the amazingly beautiful Tracee Ellis Ross(an honoree), Tyrone Hunter and Mary J Blige, just to name a few.  The atmosphere was filled with some of the movers and shakers of the fashion industry.

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross

8 individuals were recognized for their style, dedication and influence in the fashion industry.  As each presenter spoke about the honorees, there was an strong emphasis on putting in hard work to get results.  Meet the honorees!

Misa Hylton, recipient of the Style Award, has had a long run in the fashion industry.  She is truly a pioneer when it comes to putting together the looks of our favorite celebrities.  Misa took time to praise Joyce Combs and Mary J Blige for their influences, support and presence in her life.  Groovey Lew, a recipient of the Maverick Award, showed us what it  means to be humble.  He has a long list of sports players and rappers that he’s dressed but even with the big names, he remains centered.  Bevy Smith, TV personality and recipient of the Trailblazer Award, wowed the fashion industry on the business end and then graduated to the big screen and now to her own show on SiriusXM Radio.  Khalana Barfield, recipient of the Editor of the Year award, worked her way up from an intern to the beauty and style editor for In Style Magazine.  Azede, recipient of the Designer of the Year Award, expressed nothing but humility for the HFR mission.  Rachel Johnson, recipient of the Stylist of the Year award, praised the stylist before her for paving the way to where she is now. Tracee Ellis Ross, the infectiously joyful personality, received the Icon360 Award. Tracee expressed the love affair she has with fashion.   Having access to Ms. Ross’ closet might have something to do with that.  Lastly, HFR honored Shawn Outler of Macy’s. Shawn has taken the time to look at the various collections that come through HFR.  Upon the closing of the awards ceremony, it was only right to watch a few designers rule the runway with their Spring/Summer 16 collection.

Take a look at some of the featured designers from tonight’s show.

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