The Emerge! Runway Showcase celebrates new designers and give them the opportunity to show off their new lines during New York Fashion Week. This year the showcase was hosted at the historical landmark, Broad Street Ballroom, Emerge! transforming the financial district into a magical night that opened with designer Tracy Reese presenting the 2011 Fashion Innovator Award to Constance White, the Editor-in-Chief of Essence magazine. White even took to the runway to express her gratitude!
Essence Editor-in-Chief Constance White Awarded For Being A Fashion Innovator
Audience members like Stylist/Fashion Director Freddie Leiba, MSNBC’s Tamron Hall, and Essence’s Rebecca Crews watched as Adrianna Osorio Lugo of Adriana Osorio Lugo Designs, Kirk Johnson of b.-Vain Couture, Berny Martin of Catou, and Borris Powell of Borris Powell Designs, the Oscars Designer Challenge 2011 Winner, all presented their latest collections.
Check out a snippet of the awards ceremony below:
I love the idea of nurturing young talent don’t you, Vixens?