ICON 360

ICON 360

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FUNDING BIPOC DESIGNERS

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HFR Designer fund was created during the COVID-19 pandemic to empower BIPOC fashion designers with independent labels by providing them with capital to grow and scale their businesses. 

JOIN THE EFFORT TO ASSIST DESIGNERS

OF COLOR IMPACTED BY COVID-19

 

SELECTION

COMMITTEE

AUDREY SMALTZ

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Founder, Groundcrew

UMINDI FRANCIS

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CEO, UFCG

SYBIL AMUTI

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Founder of Legacy Row, The Great Girlfriends  

JULEE WILSON

Julee Wilson- Beauty Director at Cosmopo

Beauty Director, Cosmopolitan

SHARIFA MURDOCK

Sharifa Murdock- Founder of Liberty Fair

Co-Founder,Liberty Fairs

CEO, ENVSN

EMIL WILBEKIN

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Chief Content Officer AfroPunk, Founder Native Son

CHIOMA NNADI

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Fashion  News Director,

Vogue

TANIA BEASLEY-JOLLY

Tania Beasley- Creative Consultant at Jo

Co-Founder of MERCH and

 St. Louis Fashion Fund

MISA HYLTON

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Creative Global Partner, MCM

CASANDRA DIGGS

Chief Administrative & Financial Officer, CFDA

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A COMMON THREAD

Thank you Common Thread, Vogue, and CFDA for your generous donation of $1,000,000. 

We will be providing 20 awards from this donation. The application for this donation is open now and will close on August 7, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.

Thank you for your donation.

ELIGIBILITY: 

- IN BUSINESS 2 + YEARS

- BIPOC DESIGNER

- PORTFOLIO & RESUME

- E-COMMERCE BUSINESS 

- WEBSITE

- 2 LETTERS OF REFERENCE FROM INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

 
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FOUNDER

BRANDICE DANIEL

"For 13 years, Harlem's Fashion Row has worked to provide opportunities for BIPOC fashion designers, however we needed a way to provide capital. ICON360 was a dream for me. I wanted to create funding options for BIPOC designers who ware underrepresented in fashion. These designers represent less than 1% of designers found in major retailers. Access to capital is a major challenge. Thanks to your generous donations, ICON360 will be a solution for designers seeking capital to grow and scale their businesses which will change the course of history." - Brandice Daniel

PRESS

"Harlem’s Fashion Row to Launch Nonprofit to Help Designers

The New York-based organization champions designers of color."

-WWD

"I'm incredibly inspired by the resilience of designers who are making bold pivots in their business," the statement continued. "As a fashion community, we have an incredible opportunity to help scale the businesses of designers who are thriving even in the middle of a pandemic." Grants issued through ICON 360 — which is named after an award Harlem's Fashion Row confers at its annual New York Fashion Week event — are meant to help designers make these pivots and weather this difficult time."

-Fashionista.com

"The fashion industry has not been immune to the economic effects triggered by the ongoing coronavirus crisis. In light of the halt in productions and dramatic declines in sales, Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR), a New York-based organization that champions designers of color, is stepping up to empower the fashion community during these unprecedented times."

-Black Enterprise