HOW WE SUPPORT the INDUSTRY
The Black Fashion MovementSM challenges the narrative that Black fashion designers and Black-owned fashion brands are not accessible to consumers through the execution of authentic, creative, and diverse interactive in-person, social, and virtual experiences. Our mission is to normalize fashion collections and businesses designed, developed, and owned by Black people by cultivating meaningful partnerships, developing innovative strategies, and executing high-evel events.
Frenchye M. Bush Harris, M.A. is the CEO and Principal Consultant of Harper Street Consulting. She is a 20+ year fashion industry veteran that has always been passionate for creating space for emerging and independent brands. Throughout her career she noticed, the significant absence of "Blackness" in the opportunities for black owned fashion brands being sold in retail spaces, on the runways, in fashion magazines, and at the executive level in fashion organizations. Often the “only”, Frenchye has always been passionate about creating environments that Black creatives and fashion leaders can not only thrive in, but where their presence and contributions are normalized. In February 2020, she founded the social media campaign, The Black Fashion MovementSM, to create a platform to celebrate black fashion while encouraging the fashion community and consumers to do the same. She is intrinsically connected to luxury fashion and luxury consumers and has the unique ability to cultivate mutually beneficial opportunities of engagement for both.