If you’re looking for holiday clothes for your kids, or you just can’t resist a mini three-piece suit, then you've probably been scouring all the collections out right now. There are so many great finds, but a really incredible one is the collaboration between Janie and Jack and Harlem’s Fashion Row. The organizations teamed up to debut three capsule collections by designers Kimberly Goldson, Kristian Lorén, and Richfresh. The goal of the partnership was to increase diversity in fashion by showcasing the work of these multicultural designers, and the result is stunning clothes for lucky kids.
Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) is an arts and entertainment organization with a mission to “discover and showcase emerging talent of color through a platform of national events and customized multi-platform programs,” per a press release for the collaboration. The Instagram page for HFR says that less than 1% of designers sold in major department stores are of color, which is staggering, and HRF is working to bridge that gap.
Of the partnership, Shelly Walsh, senior vice president and general manager of Janie and Jack, said, "Together, we hope to inspire the next generation to lift each other up, celebrate creativity and individuality, and above all treat everyone with love and respect.” In addition to the collaboration, Janie and Jack donated $25,000 to HFR's philanthropic initiative, Icon360.
On Oct. 10, the collection, which has been in the works since January and is priced from $19-$139, debuted with a virtual event hosted by Zhuri James, the 5-year-old daughter of Lebron James (she also has a hit YouTube channel, All Things Zhuri).
You can watch the Janie and Jack X Harlem's Fashion Row launch party on YouTube and take a look at the collection, which is now available on Janie and Jack. Take a peek at some of the beautiful clothes below and prepare to feel envious of your child's closet (and their new chic belt bag).