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Harlem fashion show displays big names | NY Daily News

Harlem fashion show displays big names | NY Daily News

BY Ginger Otis | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS It’s dope to be dapper at the Schomburg Center. Fashion photos of famous Harlemites like Fab 5 Freddy, Al Sharpton and chef Marcus Samuelsson were on display at the Schomburg last week during a panel discussion on images of black men in modern media. Striking pictures of […]


Look Book: The Photographer Dad and Model Son | The Cut

Look Book: The Photographer Dad and Model Son | The Cut

By Alexis Swerdloff Josiah Esowe, Photographer, and Gaiden Tanaka-Esowe, Kindergartner What are you guys up to today? Josiah: I’m taking Gaiden to a photo shoot for the Mini Boden catalogue. He’s been modeling since he was 4. Gaiden: I like when they dress me up, but it hurts to smile because my tooth is hurting […]


Spread Love: Hype Feet

Spread Love: Hype Feet

Words & Pics by Led Black (@Led_Black) Sneaker-Heads now have another spot Uptown to indulge their habit. Hype Feet (1567 Saint Nicholas Ave @ 188th) is the place to get your fix. In addition to an incredible selection of kicks they also carry a few choice apparel brands. Twitter: @hypefeet


Get Yours: The Freedom City Fall Collection

Get Yours: The Freedom City Fall Collection

The good folks at Freedom City recently released their Fall Collection. Spread love and hit them up on the link below. Check out: http://freedomcitynyc.com/


Get Yours: The Warby Parker Fall Collection

Get Yours: The Warby Parker Fall Collection

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) What is not to love about Warby Parker? You get cutting-edge cool and rock solid quality at a price that won’t break the bank. Their Fall Collection, which is comprised of nine new shapes in various colors and styles, is a sight to behold. If you take your eyewear seriously but […]


Get Yours: The Uptown VS Everybody Tee

Get Yours: The Uptown VS Everybody Tee

If we don’t support our own – who will? That is the question and notion that has been the driving force behind the Uptown Collective since we began broadcasting on a daily basis in February of 2010. The Uptown Renaissance was already a thing back then, we just gave it the name. Uptown has survived […]


Greetings From Freedom City…

Greetings From Freedom City…

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Unless you have been living under a rock, you have seen the Freedom City logo. The iconic Park Bench stickers are quite literally ubiquitous in New York City. The brainchild of brothers Alvin and Alfonso Garcia, Freedom City has been producing out cool and conceptual streetwear since 2009. As it’s logo […]


GQ Magazine Highlights Harlem Style

GQ Magazine Highlights Harlem Style

The standard for men’s fashion, GQ Magazine, came uptown to show love to a few outstanding individuals from different fields that exude that Harlem cool. Such folks as Jazz musician Jon Batiste, rappers Camron and ASAP Mob as well as visual artists, models and entrepreneurs. Check it out: Harlem Reshuffled | GQ Magazine


Uptown Video: Nueva York Presents Dominican York @ Dyckman Bar

Uptown Video: Nueva York Presents Dominican York @ Dyckman Bar


Classic Material: A Q&A With Carlos Maldonado

Classic Material: A Q&A With Carlos Maldonado

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. First of all, congrats Classic Material has now been around 10 years. That is a big milestone. How did the company come about? A. Thank you for this interview. It really started as a store in Poughkeepsie NY, but it was spawned from a small boutique up in Wash Heights […]


Fashion in Harlem: A Place of Style and Confidence | NY Times

Fashion in Harlem: A Place of Style and Confidence | NY Times

By FRITZIE ANDRADE On a recent afternoon, in the neighborhood where Eleanora Fagan became Billie Holiday and where Dapper Dan’s boutique brought designer logos to the streets, Tru Osborne, a longtime Harlem resident, was on his way home from work. Clad in bright layers and even brighter blue Patrick Ewing sneakers easily visible from two […]


Get Yours: The Nutcracker Inc. Collection

Get Yours: The Nutcracker Inc. Collection

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Okay, so here is the deal. Jon Ullman of Trouble In The Heights fame and I are working on the definitive documentary on the infamous street libation known as the Nutcracker. The film is not just the story of what we like to call “modern day moonshine” but it is also […]


Get Yours: The Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way Tee

Get Yours: The Spread Love It's The Uptown Way Tee

Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way is much more than a slogan for us. It has been our modus operandi and mission statement since we began preaching the Uptown Gospel and highlighting the best Uptown has to offer in February of 2010. From the very beginning, The Little Red Lighthouse has been a potent symbol […]


11/9/13: The UPTNY Pop Up Shop @ The Flagrant Club

11/9/13: The UPTNY Pop Up Shop @ The Flagrant Club

Check out: The UPTNY Release Bash @ Dyckman Bar – The Recap Open For Business: The Flagrant Club We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Uptown Video: Uptown Fashion Week @ The United Palace

Uptown Video: Uptown Fashion Week @ The United Palace


Uptown Tonight: Uptown Fashion Week @ The Palace

Uptown Tonight: Uptown Fashion Week @ The Palace

Uptown Fashion Week Thu., Sep. 12, 2013 7:30pm Doors Open, 8pm showtime General Admission: $15 online, $20 at the door VIP tickets: $75 online, $100 at the door Join us for an exquisite night of glamour and allure as Uptown Fashion Week comes to the United Palace on Thursday, September 12 at 8pm. Doors open […]


Vault Is a Store to Visit to ‘Stay Fresh’ | NY Times

Vault Is a Store to Visit to ‘Stay Fresh’ | NY Times

By ALEX VADUKUL For some young men, the right cap or basketball sneaker is more than a fashion statement: It reflects an approach to life itself. And in Harlem, now as ever a capital for urban style, connoisseurs of streetwear travel to Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 134th Street to distinguish themselves from the blare of […]


Get Yours: UPTNY Insignia Tee

Get Yours: UPTNY Insignia Tee

Check out: http://uptny.com/ Related: The UPTNY Release Bash @ Dyckman Bar – The Recap Open For Business: Uptown Social We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


The bad hatter | NY POST

The bad hatter | NY POST

How a Bronx party boy became an underground fashion sensation using a bit of savvy and lots of attitude By REED TUCKER A day in the life of “40 oz Van” would probably kill a lesser man. From the outside looking in, Van’s life is like one long music video, full of fun, scantily clad […]


Uptown Fashion Week to Return to Washington Heights | DNAinfo

Uptown Fashion Week to Return to Washington Heights | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya  @seenigel WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Dust off your runway shoes — Uptown Fashion Week is returning to Washington Heights. The one-night celebration of fashion and culture is coming to the United Palace Sept. 14, and organizers are promising an even larger spectacle than last year. “After the success of last year’s event, which […]


Uptown Tonight: Nueva York Pop Up Shop @ Uptown Social

Uptown Tonight: Nueva York Pop Up Shop @ Uptown Social

We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Intersection: Detail-Driven in El Barrio | NY Times

Intersection: Detail-Driven in El Barrio | NY Times

By Joanna Nikas and Fritzie Andrade In Spanish Harlem we met residents who have diverse detail-oriented looks, including Melenee Suarez Burns in 1950 saddle shoes.


Uptown Tonight: UPTNY X 40 Oz NYC Tee Release Party @ Uptown Social

Uptown Tonight: UPTNY X 40 Oz NYC Tee Release Party @ Uptown Social

For more info: http://darkisdope.com/ Check out: The UPTNY Release Bash @ Dyckman Bar – The Recap Open For Business: Uptown Social


Corset shows: artist re-imagines beauty of Burr’s loves | NY Daily News

Corset shows: artist re-imagines beauty of Burr's loves | NY Daily News

‘The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits of Corsetry & Binding’ features 18th and 19th Century-style corsets in the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest private home. By Douglas Feiden / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Eight of the most beautiful, bewitching and beguiling women in New York’s long history of seduction will display their wiles in a captivating […]

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