#APRILISBLACKFASHIONMONTH: "Fashion 500" The 5th Annual Brunch Gala
Presented by @theBlockAssoc
Music By @FREElikeFrei & @DJTrauma
Hosted By SilkY Valente
Sunday April 27 | Honoree Brunch Reception from 3-6pm |”Fashionably Late” Soiree 6-10pm
121 Fulton St Brooklyn, NY
To RSVP visit http://bit.ly/1eOKJwE
In partnership with Brooklyn Councilman Robert E. Cornegy along with both Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration & Bed-Stuy Bid
USE HE HASHTAG TO DURING THE MONTH WHENEVER YOU INSTAGRAM OR TWEET ANYTHING FASHION RELATED AND HELP US WATCH THE TREND GROW: #APRILISBLACKFASHIONMONTH
WHAT: 5 yrs ago the Block Association planted the seeds for their grass roots movement to get the month of April recognized as Black Fashion Month. A whole month set aside to make light of and bring public awareness to the accomplishments of people of color in the fashion industry. Pioneers and torch bearers push the art form forever forward.
WHY: Months have been delegated for both Black History & Black Music Appreciation, but what about our cultural contributions to fashion? Everything from hair styles to prints have felt our impact, but yet we’re light years behind creating consistent legacies. So as opposed to waiting for a month to be “dictated” to us the Block Association made the stand to “reserve” one! April seemed best suited, simply because the month represented a time of change. And traditionally our culture puts forth our “Sunday’s best” around Spring/Easter.
WHO: The Block Association, a nine member event planning collective, has teamed-up with both Brooklyn Councilman Robert E. Cornegy along with both Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration & Bed-Stuy Bid to present this years 5th incarnation in two parts! Beginning with a press conference and fashion related events in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn starting April 1st (and thru out April). Ending with our (5th) annual honoree brunch gala (@ 121 Fulton St NY,NY) on April 27thwhich will be RSVP ONLY!
WHERE: Brooklyn & Manhattan are the only two focused locations for NOW, but our goal is to make it a nationwide occurrence or better yet worldwide! Nothing is impossible! And here’s how you can play a part…For the whole month of April anytime you tweet or Instagram anything fashion related kindly add the hashtag #AprilIsBlackFashionMonth to it and let’s see how large we can get the trend to grow globally. It’s just that simple.