This Friday I had the pleasure of attending Harlem’s Fashion Row’s first LA Fashion Week showing here in LA. Harlem’s Fashion Row is an arts and entertainment movement that promotes diversity in the fashion industry. I remember discovering this organization when I was in college and really wanting to be a part of it, but they are based in NYC, and most of the opportunities available at that time catered to NYC and local East Coast talent. Flash forward to 2015, and here they are, branching out to the West Coast! HFR held their first inaugural shows at a private estate in Beverly Park. There was a great turn out of approximately 250 guests with a solid mix of celebrities and local talent. Four African American designers showed their wares on the poolside catwalk:: Kevan Hall, Kimberly Goldson, Joseph Bethune and Waraire Boswell. Prior to the fashion show, HFR founder, Brandice Henderson-Daniel had a sit down talk with the infamous Kevan Hall about supporting designers of color and how he has achieved his successes in the industry. All in all it was a great event, and I look forward to attending next season.