Model, Miss World Ethiopia: Kisanet Teklehaimanot PC: Allison V. Brown
Sofia Von Davies Haute Couture Bling Sunglasses & FAN "IT BAG'
Fur: Avadora Mimouni Couture Collection


Fashion Week is in full swing and it started with a new exciting show entitled Buy Now Fashion Week. This show was held at the historic Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem on West 126th street & 7th Ave.

The wonderful thing about Buy Now Fashion Week is the audience can shop the Fashion Brands directly after the show.  If the designer does not have your size, they can do Made To Measure order.

The show was produced by MCMGNYC, with Fashion Avenue News as Media Partners.  The Press/Media began to gather around 3pm.  There were photo ops, interviews, models and designers everywhere.  The HMUA teams, volunteers, models, were amazing.

VIPs, Celebrities, etc., in attendance were:  Wayne Shields, PLITZ, JaDee Murphy – RARE Magazine, ESE – Enspire Magazine,  Joe Clark – Runway News, Corey Rogers – Designer, Andrene Williams – Dir. Plus Division of FAN, Karen Fields – Plus Size Model, Q. Bailey – Editor-in-Chief of the Fashion Dynasty, Tiffany Brown – Editor-in-Chief of Model World, Kenya Smith – Designer for the House of Zero, Miss World Ethiopia – Kisanet Teklehaimanot, Deena Brown (James Brown Daughter), Celebrity MUA Carly (who also celebrated her birthday), Drew Felton – Designer, i-Fashion Editor-in-Chief Lloyd Crawford, Celebrity Christian Ruart, Author Tracy Brown, Author CoCo Jackson, Fashion Director for Harriette Rosebud – Joann Dawes, James Martin, William Michael Reid – Publicist, Boss Lady Wendy Isaac, First Lady of Hair, Jackie Pittman – just to name a few that came out.

The show opened with the Avadora Mimouni Couture & Haute Couture Bling Shades by Sofia Von Davies.  What a great collection consisting of MUST HAVE jeweled encrusted purses with matching Blinged Out Sunglasses.  Each accessory was different and fabulous.  Walking for the collection was Miss World Ethiopia, Kisanet Teklehaimanot.  Bringing the collection to a crescendo was the Avadora Mimouni Red & Black Feathered purse with matching hat, accessorized by Sofia Von Davies bling sunglasses.  The crowd roared with approval as Ms. Mimouni walked the finale.

Michi Knitwear was creativity in every step.  The knitwear is made in all colors and sizes.  Michi is known for her impeccable attention to detail in her garments, as some are embellished with shells.  What a beautiful collection.  MICHI KNITWEAR is a company formed by Michele M. Walden McPhee that specializes in designing, creating and producing knitwear, mainly for women. Through her MICHI KNITWEAR designs, which include skirts, tops, dresses, shawls, cover-ups and shrugs; she isn’t creating your grandmother’s knitwear but funky, sophisticated, sexy and chic knits.

Niche-Elle NY Collection is a ready-to-wear and custom made-to-order women’s wear and accessories brand that captures the spirit of couture by combining classic designsniche elle.jpg with immaculate craftsmanship and flawless fit.  The collection was elegant and made in the “ladies that lunch” style.  Couture and glamourous, what a beautiful collection, everyone should have a piece in their closet.  All products are manufactured in NYC.  Designer/Technical Development Director: Latesha Richards.

Dee Cdee-coutureouture, Deborah Cooper, coming all the way from Virginia, showed up and showed out.  As all of her collections have been amazing, this collection was Young, Sexy and Sophisticated.  Ms. Dee has recently revamped her designer house and has added a social media marketing director and a press agent.  She displayed the NEW direction her company is headed in.  This season she has produced a winning collection.


Kymit by Noah (MENSWEAR) is an up and coming brand located in NYC.  His vision is to bring individuality, style and elegance.  The Kymit design house specializes in bold shapes, colors and prints to bring my brand to life.   Using his creativity, he had the male models in face painted designs, which blended well with the collection.  Waking in the show were some of the well-known SuperModels, Gio, Kareem, Fred, Davis to name a few.  The audience were very welcoming.  This design house is going a long way.  Very well done.

SuperModel:  Kareem Vargas at BNFW, Photo Credits: Dennis Madigan of Intaleck in


Harriet Rosebud Hats – A Rosebud Hat is a MUST HAVE for any stylist wrose-budoman of today.  It’s not only fabulous, it’s unique.  Until you own a Rosebud Hat, you don’t know beauty.  The hat is a finisher to any garment; they come in all sizes, shapes and colors.  She showed an amazing collection of elegant, colorful fashion topoffs.  As the models sashayed, you hear oooohhhh and ahhhhh from the audience.  If you don’t have a Harriet Rosebud hat, it’s time to get one.  Like a little black dress….. every woman should have one.



Kimouri Kollections by Myrna Patterson – I believe in her other life this designer was a sculpture.  This collection was designed with the precision of a surgeon, every line in place, every curve of fabric cut to detail.  This was a true collection of impressive design.  Each garment fit the model perfectly.  The colors and fabrics, blending in to develop a complete line.  What a beautiful, couture collection, this lady has talent.myra-to

We thank all of the Press/Media, HMUA, Volunteers, BackStage Directors, the Alhambra Ballroom, and Producers MCMGNYC.

For more info on Buy Now Fashion Week or how to participate in our September Show, contact

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