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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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.
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‘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 […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. Why is the name of the company Nicholas Velez? A. Nicholas Velez was started by a mutual vision shared by two young designers by the name of Albert Abreu, 25 and Felix Cepeda, 23. The two designers always shared a dream and idea but it never came into fruition until the loss of […]
By Frankie Garcia WHIN By Any Means III provided a unique experience last Thursday as the highly anticipated event took centerstage in Negro Claro Lounge in front of a full house. Though the main attractions of the night were all the performers, designers from all over the Washington Heights and Inwood made their presence felt […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. Where does your love of fashion come from? A. To be honest, I am not sure because no one around me ever taught me anything about fashion. Since I was 13 years old, I have self-taught myself everything and I am still learning. I design, sketch, sew and create every […]