We had the privilege of ending our fashion week with Harlem Fashion Row giving four aspiring minority designers the opportunity to present their Spring/Summer 2012 clothing lines at Jazz At Lincoln Center during a presentation titled, “Beautifully Out of Place.” The designers were selected through a widely publicized competition, in which the public got the chance to vote for their favorite fashion designers. In the end, the four finalists selected were Bethune Bros. menswear designer Joseph Bethune, Jakia Handy of Ingram Talley, Onyenauchea Nwabuzor of Ana Kata, and Kellia Rogers of Kebero. During that time the designers were all able to receive mentoring from top professionals in the industry and have their collections marketed and produced. The organization also acknowledges the success of people of color in the fashion industry. Honored that evening were: Tyson Beckford, June Ambrose and Donna Williams, all of which gave inspiring speeches about their journey during a cocktail reception held before the fashion presentation. We know founder and CEO Brandice Henderson must be proud the event turned out great.