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Nobody celebrates Black style quite like ESSENCE and this year, we were beyond excited to bring you another edition of ESSENCE Fashion House, just in time to usher in New York Fashion Week.

Get ready to relive an eclectic, unique fashion week experience highlighting the connections between culture and fashion through runway shows, designer showcases, interactive conversations and more. Returning in person for the first time since 2019, ESSENCE Fashion House focused on elevating the Black fashion community and providing the necessary tools for Black-owned brands and Black fashion creatives to be successful. Sponsored by Coca-Cola and Hennessy, the experience aimed to explore how we can ensure that the influence and contribution of Black creatives and the Black community on the fashion industry translate to the economic inclusion and empowerment of Black fashion talent globally. Guests enjoyed runway shows, a designer showroom, panel discussions and much more.

Check out the individual segments below and watch the full event in the video above!

PANEL – BLACK IN LUXURY

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RUNWAY SHOW – LAVNTG

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RUNWAY SHOW – ARC OF ANDRE

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PANEL – CULTURE NOT FOR SALE

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PANEL – THE SOUND OF FASHION: A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH SEVYN STREETER

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RUNWAY SHOW – ECLECTICIST

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PANEL – BLACK FASHION & BEYOND: THE JOURNEY TO SUCCESS

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PANEL – MY FASHION JOURNEY: TAMRON HALL

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PANEL: RECLAIMING MY CURVES

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RUNWAY SHOW: GRAYSCALE

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In accordance and alignment with the New York City Mandate, all guests were fully vaccinated on the day of attendance at ESSENCE Fashion House™ and were required to adhere to all applicable COVID protocols. Please note “fully vaccinated” means at least 14 days after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine. Proof of vaccination must be your physical vaccination card, which shows a US-approved vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). This will be required upon arrival. For more info on COVID-19 requirements and verification, please visit essence.com/fashionhouse2021.

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