Harlem’s Fashion Row to Host Fourth Annual Black History Month Summit – WWD

Harlem’s Fashion Row will host its fourth annual Black History Month Summit, titled “Fashion’s Promise”, virtually on February 15th from 9am to 6pm

With Prada as its main sponsor, the summit seeks to shed light on the luxury fashion community as some of the world’s most recognizable brands answer the question: Do retailers make a difference?

After a year in which many brands have committed to breaking down barriers and working to end systemic racism in the workplace, Harlem’s Fashion Row seeks to explore their commitment.

The Summit is part of an ongoing effort to bring the diversity and inclusion of color designers to the forefront of the fashion industry.

Participating companies include LVMH, Capri Holdings, PVH Corp., Savage x Fenty and Nike.

Panels and topics include Shopbop’s “Designer Point of View”; “The Movement: Organizations Ready to Create a Real Change in Fashion and Retail for Black Professionals”; “Where are they now? Following the creation of access and opportunities for black talent”; “The educational gap and how to solve it” and “Story makers and the untold stories of African Americans in fashion”.

Speakers at the day’s event include Brandice Daniel, founder and CEO of Harlem’s Fashion Row; Randy Cousin, senior vice president of product concept and Tommy Hilfiger’s People’s Place program; Sarah Holme, executive vice president, design at Gap Inc. and Old Navy; Divya Mathur, Intermix chief merchandising officer; Corey Smith, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, North America at LVMH, and Audrey Smaltz, former model.

Tickets cost $ 350.

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