The “Boogie Down” Bronx has officially popped its Fashion Week cherry at the Andrew Freedman Home, September 5-7, 2014! An electric and grand round of applause erupted in the Princess Ball Room, on closing night when one model literally bent over backwards to serve and deliver a great show.
Founder, creator and history maker, Flora Montes and her team were indeed “the change” that they wanted to see in the Bronx, by establishing the first ever Bronx Fashion Week. As announced by Montes in closing remarks, it was planned and pursued year long – sacrifice included, with the final kinks literally perfected overnight.
Photo: Bronx Fashion Week Founder, Flora Montes (La Poetas), and her daughter, Stephanie Mateo.
VH1’s Big Ang, The Mob Wives crew and everyone in attendance braved the heat like true Bronx familia would – the support was infinite. Opening night host, Mr. Jo Lance, adorned with a crown and all, surprised many in attendance. Sold out to the point of standing room only, all designers, models, creative spirits and everyone who contributed to help Bronx Fashion Week be the huge success and ‘phenom’ that it was, are not only a part of history in the making, but also momentum for the next one! Are you ready? Many of us are still recovering from the excitement.
Photo: Bronx Fashion Week Female Cover Model: Sundae Stewart [Thank you Dante Briggins for submitting her name and congrats to you too for being Bronx Fashion Week's Male Cover Model.]
Find more Bronx Fashion Week photos on Twitter and Instagram by searching the hashtags, #BronxFashionWeek #BXFW. For more information visit, www.bronxfashionweek.org. More Bronx Fashion Week 2014 photos to be posted soon! In the meanwhile let’s connect on twitter and instagram @fotojunki
To learn more about the Andrew Freedman Home and its ongoing events, such as the upcoming play, Black Wall Street, visit www.andrewfreedmancomplex.com. Note: The Bronx Artist Documentary Project, happening at the Andrew Freedman Home opens September 13th! More information can be found at www.bronxartistdocproject.org
Photo: Designer Alexander Acosta and model extraordinaire wearing one of his creations.
Bronx Fashion Week Female Cover Model: Sundae Stewart [Thank you Dante Briggins for submitting her name & congrats to you too for being Bronx Fashion Week's Male Cover Model.]
Photos by Ebony Brown @fotojunki