This year I totally avoided downtown Fashion Week, but luckily I had a chance to experience the Uptown version, which was a Salon-style soiree. Hosted by Donna Dove and featuring numerous Harlem designers such as The Grandmaster Taijay, Phillip Deccu and some offerings from the crew at Bebe Noir, this was a refreshing experience full of creative and warm people.
On the way, everyone was preppin' for Friday night.
Some of Donna's wonderful creations...
Nykhor and Papa discuss all things African!
The Grandmaster himself!
Paco is the happiest man alive!
Deccu, master of the handbag!
Detail of stitching and fabric.
The amazing 4x reversible bag (2 shown here).
The beautiful and ebulient Nykhor!
Stay Classy, Harlem!