Welcome to an experience I call Sidewalk Safaris. I'll take you on an anthropological expedition of Harlem's fashion scene. You'll learn about the history of black fashion in America, because it all started in Harlem. For years, high fashion brands have come to Harlem’s iconic 125th Street to get inspired. We're going to deep disco dive into this culture, using fashion as our lens. You'll learn how fashion in Harlem has evolved, while always remaining innovative and empowering. We’ll visit the best local boutiques, browsing the racks for the hidden fashion finds that most NYC visitors miss. I’m going to reinvigorate your understanding of Harlem, and empower you with new, exciting, and informed style choices.
I am an Ivy League-educated fashion designer and professor, who has built a brand around integrating my fashion expertise with a PhD in Anthropology to give you a unique, educative, fashion perspective! My company, The Common Thread Project (www.tctproject.com), does the research, and my tours bring this knowledge straight to your closet.
Personal Styling Services
We'll start by visiting Harlem's most historic fashion landmarks on 125th Street, the heart of Manhattan’s black community, and then explore three to four nearby boutiques personally selected to complement your particular style.