Iconic Black Fashion Influencers and Designers

As Black History Month is coming to an end, we want to bring light the top fashion designers and influencers that help make fashion great. Black fashion have been changing the game of fashion since day one and we love to put the spotlight on the people that helped do that. 




Also, if you want to see current and historical, iconic designs by African Americans check out the Black Designer Exhibition at FIT in NYC. It's amazing showcase of new and old designs that highlight black fashion throughout the decades and bring light to the hardships that black designers had. 

Behind the Scenes Photoshoot #UCNYFall17

It’s finally here! Are you excited? This photoshoot has been long in the making. Here are some behind the scene moments to give a teaser to what's coming soon. Take a look and get excited for our newest collection. Preview the full Fall 17 collection February 26th on Facebook Live.   

Special thanks to the amazing talent that helped bring these pieces to life.  

MUA: Shekima Francois . Model: Ebony Jackson . Assistant: Emilie Alexander .

Photographer: Erin Williams

UCNY + Harlem's Fashion Row Black Friday POP-UP SHOP

One of my favorite fashion companies, Harlem's Fashion Row (HFR), is having a pop up shop on Black Friday in Harlem from 3pm -  9pm. HFR provides a platform for multicultural fashion designers. Now, this is our chance to speak with our dollars. You're going to be spending money on holiday shopping. This is an opportunity to be thoughtful about where you spend your dollars, have a good time, and meet new people all at the same time. Use the link is below to RSVP. You'll also find the venue in the link. I hope you can make it! Feel free to pass this on to your network.

RSVP TODAY AT: arlemss-fashion-row-black-frid ay-pop-up-shop-tickets-2932708 1089

The 18th Annual AKA PAO Fundraising Gala

This past weekend I flew out to Arkansas to do my first ever runway show. Yes - it was miles and worlds away from the New York fashion scene but I great opportunity to get my runway/presentation feet wet. I ended up having a blast and the ladies of AKA PAO were so gracious and accommodating. The models for the show were awesome female athletes and one even won silver is the Rio Olympics!! This event pushed me - I came back inspired to and motivated to do NYFW in February - STAY TUNED! 

...and yes that the BK Anthem playing.



Black Genius + Hello Lover

Black Genius + Hello Lover Coat

I was honored to be apart of the BG feature on creatives. The shoot
location was magic! I'm from Brooklyn and very familiar with most of
it - But was surprised to find the location in Dumbo had a facelift.
Artist, Coby Kennedy painted the large YES murals in 2013. They spoke
right into me as I've been in a mode of saying YES to God lately. I'm
not operating in fear. I, just like the paintings am bold, beautiful
and daring! It's not an easy thing for me to get in front of the
camera but I said YES. So here I am dressed in this fab wrap dress and
cashmere coat and taking to the streets of Dumbo Brooklyn - YASSSS!

By The way - Did you Pre-order your Hello Lover Coat? I'm in love with this coat and how it's perfect for the fall/winter season. Pre-order is now closed; however, be on the look out for the released date to buy your own beautiful Hello Lover Coat. 

Fashion Week!

September and February are my favorite months of the year! Both contain fashion weeks, on contains my birthday! This September was an exciting time for the brand. We landed our first showroom as a brand, in the historic Showroom Seven! What a dream come true. We opened some great new accounts and met a host of great buyers, stylist and all around cool people. 


On September 10th we had the pleasure of participating in the Harlem Fashion Row Pop-Up event again. It was a fantastic event and again I met a lot of great and interesting people. I'm looking forward to doing it again in February. 


We also did our first Facebook Live seasonal photoshoot. In case you missed it here is an exclusive look behind the scenes. 

Models: Janine Tondu and Katia Michalo

MUA: Shekima Francois

Photographer: James Norton

Assistant: Emilie Alexander

Stylist: Me!