From Atlanta Daily World: On February 16th, 2021, The leading emerging designer runway show established to be a catalyst and provide a platform for designers, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary during New York Fashion Week with a virtual fashion event. The Show themed “A Decade of Diversity on the runway” will feature top emerging designers from the United States as well as Africa. The virtual event will stream on and on 6:00PM CST/7:00PM EST. GFNTV is a premiere online video network, which also streams live on various platforms including ROKU & Apple TV.

The virtual fashion event will be hosted by Claire Sulmers of Fashion Bomb Daily, with special guest presenters Andre’ Leon Talley (former Vogue contributor) & Fern Mallis (creator of New York Fashion Week.) The virtual event will also feature congratulatory remarks from fashion & style notables, a performance by Yanna Cello, a look back over the 10 year history of Emerge!, special clips from Emerge! Design Talk featuring London-based designer Ozwald Boateng, urban street wear designer Karl Kani & iconic model Pat Cleveland.

Each season, EMERGE! presents the coveted ‘Fashion Innovator Award.’ An honor to those who have received the award in the past recognizing them for their impact in fashion. Past honorees have included: Audrey Smaltz, President of the Ground Crew (presented to her by Harriette Cole); Constance C.R. White, Editor in Chief of Essence Magazine (presented to her by Tracy Reese); Andre’ Leon Talley, contributing editor of Vogue (presented to him by Diane Von Furstenberg), Fashion Icon Mikki Taylor (presented to her by Style Expert Philip Bloch), legendary model Patricia Cleveland (presented to her by legendary fashion designer, Stephen Burrows) and Fern Mallis (presented to her by Bibu Mohapatra).

This year’s Fashion Innovator Award Honoree is celebrity stylist & “image architect” Law Roach. Law will be recognized for his impact in shaping the global fashion industry.