ESSENCE FASHION HOUSE
4pm - 9pm (EDT)
ESSENCE Fashion House™ is the premiere fashion week kick-off experience highlighting Black innovators and their continued impact on the fashion industry. The Garment is a representation of the creative process and the ability of designers to redefine fashion’s boundaries. Join us as we tell the story of The Garment and elevate Black fashion creatives.Watch
TIA ADEOLACEO & Designer, Tia Adeola
Nana AgyemangJournalist and CEO/Founder of EveryStylishGirl
Kwaku BediakoChocolate Clothes Global
Jamillah Davis HernandezVP of Men's Footwear & Accessories, Saks
Bernard JamesFounder, Bernard James Jewelry
Sherri McMullenFounder & CEO, McMullen
RECHO OMONDIFashion Journalist
Amira RasoolFounder & CEO of The Folklore Group
Akua ShabakaCo-Founder / Creative Director
Devan Lynne WallaceLuxury Fashion Publicist
Discover and Shop
Fashion is at your fingertips in our all-new Soko Mrkt. Come shop a mix of your current and future favorite brands, while also supporting rising Black designers in the fashion space. Plus, be the first to preview the latest products.
Hear from some of the leading voices in the industry as they gather for unforgettable conversations on fashion’s trending topics.
A GARMENT IS BORN
Sustainability Art Installation
Sustainability is the name of the game in the future of fashion and this one-of-a-kind art installation will take you on a journey through the life of a garment.
Personalized Style Guidance
Enjoy a free one-on-one styling session, fashion tips, and more, all courtesy of our style concierge.
The perfect fit deserves the perfect pic! Come snap a selfie or grab your crew and flick it up together at one of our custom photo activations.
The Style Connect
Meet up with other fashion fanatics for the ultimate networking experience.