September is right around the corner, which means that New York Fashion Week is as well.
So while everyone is soaking up the summer sun, fashion designers are in the thick of pulling together their Spring 2013 collections.
And although we're excited to see all the fab Spring trends, this season is extra special since it marks the fifth anniversary of Harlem's Fashion Row--the premiere organization championing the careers and success of black fashion designers.
In celebration of this milestone Brandice Henderson, founder and CEO of HFR, ramping up the organization's annual fashion show.
To make sure the best of the best designs are showcased, Henderson assembled a panel of industry-insider judges last month to meet, review and deliberate over a group of talented designers all vying for a spot on the catwalk.
Judges included: Fern Mallis (known to most as the creator of "Fashion Week" in New York City and loved by fashion fans the world over), Shawn Outler (Macy's VP of Fashion Forecasting & Operations, Leased Businesses and Multicultural Development), Memsor Kamarake (renowned stylist and fashion editor) and our very own Huffington Post Black Voices style and beauty editor, Julee Wilson.
We'll reveal the four amazing winners this coming Monday (July 9th), but thought it would be fun to see who you would pick to star in the show.
Check out the designers and a look at some of their threads in the slideshow below--and make sure to tell us who you love (vote for multiple favs).
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