That's why I made it a point to head over to Harlem's Fashion Row's annual show last Friday at the Jazz at Lincoln Center to celebrate our creations taking center-stage.
Harlem's Fashion Row 9/2012
The amazingly talented Dark & Lovely lead stylist, Keith Campbell, was on hand making sure the models were runway ready.
Structured, eye-catching prints and colors dominated Latisha Daring's presentation.
Nzinga Knight showed that she has a knock for creating flowy feminine looks.
The Bethune Brothers featured tailored styles such as pencil skirts and textured trenches.
The uber-statuesque model and reality TV star, Nicole Murphy, graced the catwalk in an all-black, show-stopping jumpsuit during Omar Salam's presentation.
For the finale, Kevan Hall's models looked red-carpet ready cocktail frocks and flow-skimming gowns in an array of candy-colored and sherbet shades.
SPOTTED: Vanessa Williams, Tasha Smith and Natalie Cole
I actually didn't notice Natalie Cole during the show, but managed to snap some paparazzi-esque pics of her entering her car after the show.
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