Dee Rivera, founder of Hamptons Fashion Week, collaborated with the Times Square Alliance to produce Times Square Fashion Week on September 12. An accessible show held in the middle of Father Duffy Square, the “I Love New York Collection 2022” sparked interest from fashion enthusiasts and passerby’s all afternoon.
A great reflection of the melting pot New York is, the show featured pieces from a diverse group of designers and brands including a vibrant and perf for vacay line by Gloria Lee, a cute conservative, Christian line by Julissa Designs and and a bold, feminine line by MetaBurnett. Up and coming designers got their shine too, including 12-year-old designer Alexis “Lil Lex” Lopez. Lopez, similar to the other rising designers, are under the mentorship of James Corbett’s The Fashion Week Experience. Corbett served as a Presenter alongside Rivera and Bella Magazine CEO and Editor in Chief, Vanessa Coppes.
The event also doubled as an awards ceremony where the community witnessed Manhattan Borough President, Mark Levine, with the I❤️NY Leadership Award. Times Square Alliance President, Tom Harris, was also acknowledged with the Community Leadership Award. Both awards were presented by special guest, Jean Shafiroff who is known for her role as the Mistress of Ceremonies.