ESSENCE Fashion House will kick off NY Fashion Week with an interactive destination that celebrates and fosters the creative genius and impact of global black talent. Black thought leaders will collaborate, build economic empowerment and inspire Black fashion.

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Runway Shows

Enjoy a sneak peek into next year’s fashion season as renowned black fashion designers showcase their upcoming trends. Black design collaborators will provide a stimulating experience as they display fashion as art.

Live Conversations

Engage in an essential dialogue with the leading diverse voices in the fashion space. Industry leaders will provide insight and inspiration to move the culture forward.

Texture on the Runway

Natural hair rules the runway as ESSENCE + NaturallyCurly present Texture on the Runway Fall 2019. Curated by ESSENCE Global Beauty Director, Julee Wilson and featuring Hairstylist & Makeup Artist, Stephen Seven Hudson, this is a can’t-miss celebration of a movement changing standards of beauty, the runway and the world.

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Best In Black Fashion Awards

ESSENCE’S BEST IN BLACK FASHION AWARDS honors top thought-leaders, visionaries and creators of color, while shining a light on works of art that celebrate the beauty of Black women within the fashion space.

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DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Standout Fashion Label


Sukeina

Fe Noel

Tongoro

STYLIST OF THE YEAR

Standout Image Maker


Shiona Turini

Zerina Akers

Wayman + Micah

CHANGE AGENT AWARD

Label With a Mission


LemLem for Moncler Genius

Hope for Flowers by Tracy Reese

Pyer Moss

EMERGING DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Fashion Brand on the Rise


Selam Fessahaye

Christopher John Rogers

Rich Mnisi

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Visionary Lensperson


Dana Scruggs

Itaysha Jordan
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Nadine Ijewere

RED-CARPET MAVEN AWARD

Style Ingenue Making Waves


Kiki Layne

Yara Shahidi

Tessa Thompson

BEST ACCESSORY DESIGNER

Standout Accessory Designer


Johnny Nelson

L’Enchanteur

Aminah Abdul Jillil

MODEL NEWCOMER

Burgeoning Model to Watch


Ugbad Abdi

Aliet Sarah

Adut Akech

BEST FASHION CAMPAIGN

Visionary Fashion Advertisement


Winnie Harlow for Byblos SS 2019

Binx Walton for Michael Kors SS 2019

Kenzo SS 2019