by John Russel Jones

Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) will hold its third annual Fashion Tech & Entertainment Summit, presented by Amazon, this Thursday, November 3rd, bringing together more than 75 designers, notable speakers, and workshops to discuss the role of NFTs, AR/VR dressing rooms, and artificial intelligence in fashion.

The summit will teach emerging BIPOC fashion brands how to enhance the consumer experience and integrate modern-day technology in order to raise capital, leverage social media, and explore new ways to engage in today’s digital age. With META opening new doors and opportunities in fashion, the event aims to equip black designers with the knowledge, tools, and insights to position their businesses on the cutting-edge of the fashion industry as their brands take flight.

ABOVE: Photo by Tony Schnagl 

Guest speakers include:

  • Denise Bradley-Tyson, Founder & CEO of Inspired Luxe
  • Tieko Neijon, Emotional Intelligence Practitioner
  • Janelle Burgess, Head of Merchandising & Talent – The Drop
  • Modupe’ Congleton, Director, Worldwide Amazon Stores, Diversity Equity and Inclusion

As the event’s title sponsor, Amazon aims to educate emerging designers on eCommerce businesses and marketing strategies that will help these brands build a strong online community. The company will kick off the summit by hosting an intimate dinner for influencers and designers on Nov. 2nd.

CEO and Founder of Harlem’s Fashion Row, Brandice Daniel, says, “Amazon led the charge on unlocking a global economy through its steadfast e-commerce efforts, and I’m anticipating it will offer our cohort of designers a one-of-a-kind masterclass on building business acumen, strategic leadership skills, and savvy for customer success through digital insights and tools.”

“We believe fashion is for everyone and are committed to uplifting designers and creatives who are shaping our culture with their own unique background and story,” said Modupe’ Congleton, Director, Worldwide Amazon Stores, Diversity Equity and Inclusion. “At the Summit, Amazon leaders will offer expertise on how to better integrate technology to optimize social media and data in their brands, while also showcasing Amazon’s ‘The Drop’ collections designed by influencers and ‘Amazon Discover’ the newest mobile shopping feed for fashion, beauty, home décor and more.”

The Fashion, Tech & Entertainment Summit will be held virtually on Nov. 3, 2022. To learn more information, visit Harlem Fashion Row.