LeBron James is among those being honored at Harlem’s Fashion Row’s style awards next month. The recent Los Angeles Lakers signee, who’s currently “cooking up something special” with ASTROWORLD mastermind Travis Scott, will also be co-presenting the evening’s proceedings.
The Nike-assisted style and fashion awards hits Sept. 4 and is subtitled “the Strongest,” according to a Women’s Wear Daily report. Dapper Dan, Bethann Harrison, Jason Rembert, and more are additional honorees at this year’s event, which will also feature pieces from Kimberly Goldson and Undra Celeste NY. “Black tie and Nikes” is the preferred dress.
Harlem’s Fashion Row founder/CEO Brandice Daniel said Thursday that she hopes the movement can continue leading the conversation around the challenges often faced by designers of color. “Designers of color are the most disadvantaged apropos of funding and mentorship,” Daniel said, shouting out CFDA president Steven Kolb for his help in solving these problems. “This is by and large due to lack of exposure, resources, and industry association. In all sincerity, in this business, proximity is indeed power.”
For James, now a new Lakers team member and the founder of the incredible I Promise School, his upcoming Los Angeles move is just his latest welcomed challenge. “I like the challenge of being able to help a team get to places that they haven’t been in quite a while,” he told ESPN last month. “And obviously the Lakers haven’t made the playoffs in a few years, but the Lakers organization and historical franchise matches up there with all the greats. …I think it’s a great move not only for me but for my family and for the history of basketball in general.”