After a successful showroom at New York Fashion Week’s September 2020 collections, the Black in Fashion Council and IMG will return this season with a four-day showroom spotlighting 16 Black designers.
House of Aama, Edas, Marrisa Wilson, Third Crown, Beads Byaree, Chelsea Paris, Chuks Collins, Kendra DuPlantier, Whensmokeclears, Michel Men, Lola Ade, Nicole Benfield, Nicole Shante, Come Back as a Flower, Label by Three, and Local European will present their new collections in group showrooms from February 14 to 17. The 16-brand schedule is a supersized version of last season’s showroom, which included Kenneth Nicholson, Theophilio, A Potts, and Undra Celeste.
“I am really excited that we are expanding this partnership because it still feels like such a weird time to be creative, especially for a young designer,” said co-founder Lindsay Peoples Wagner. “Something that I’m personally passionate about is making sure that the next generation of designers has the support and resources that they need, specifically people of color creators in the industry really getting that access to resources.”