Real Style: Harlem’s Fashion Row

Hey Guys!

So while New York Fashion Week officially ended last Thursday, the design stars of Harlem World came out on Friday for “Harlem’s Fashion Row,” ( a presentation at the Studio Museum of Harlem showcasing designers of color.  The presentations themselves were super chic, and of course the night’s attendees reflected the stylish event.

Take a look at a few outfits I captured:

Lord knows I love a prep, and these friends were preptastic! I was swooning over their tailored jackets, ties, hats…just about everything! Joshua Woods, on the left, has a Tumblr called Virile ( and the man in the tomato red clam diggers is photographer Rog Walker. Check out his Tumblr at

This diva by the name of Monique looked scintillating in a gold sequined mini dress by Harlem’s Fashion Row designer, Sammy B ( She accented her party perfect look with a blue and gold necklace, black sandals, and a neon pink pedicure.

This young urbanite looked confident in black and dark blue layers punched up by sangria red lace up boots. Subtle touches like stacked bracelets, readers, a newsboy hat, and a camera slung over his shoulder added to his cool mystique.

Lastly, based on their outfits I could’ve sworn these friends were designers, but they were simply expert vintage shoppers. From left, Prentiss, Khendra, and David, who flawlessly mixed high and low to achieve their looks–Prentiss in a shirt he found at a flea market in Paris and Nicole Miller pants, Khendra in an American Apparel body suit and vintage skirt, and David in vintage Versace shoes, Vivienne Westwood pants, and a vintage jacket. I’m going to need to bone up on my thrift shopping if one can look this good!

What do you think of Harlem’s Fashion Row Real Style?

Stay tuned for a post about Harlem’s Fashion Row designers Telfar, Niiamar, Viscera, and Sammy B.



Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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