SoHarlem Inc., 11th Annual Benefit Awards Gala Commemorates Legacy and Iconic Innovators of Fashion and Design

New York’s premiere cultural industries incubator, celebrates its 11th Anniversary and salutes three stellar fashion industry creatives..

SOURCE: SoHarlem, Inc.

NEW YORK-August 30, 2022 – SoHarlem, Inc’s., 11th Anniversary benefit will be held September 24th from 6pm to 9pm at The Malt House, 461 West 126 Street, between Amsterdam and Convent Avenues. The festive awards event will also honor three distinguished fashion icons with an evening of cocktails, hors d‘œuvres, dancing and a designer showcase.

The Malt House. Photo Courtesy:
SoHarlem, Inc.

SoHarlem’s mission is to “create equitable opportunities  in Harlem through cultural industries workforce  development.” The social enterprise connects people  living in Harlem with opportunities designed to help  them achieve economic self-sufficiency.  

With the assistance and guidance of a cadre of designers, artisans, and other creatives, SoHarlem  has been part of the transformation of the once underutilized Manhattanville Factory District into a vibrant successful community, which has employed local residents since its founding in 2011.

During that time, SoHarlem launched more than twenty successful micro-businesses  comprising everything from custom-made couture garments to fashion accessories and face  masks. 

The three honored fashion industry creatives include; designer, teacher and self-described ‘fashion engineer’ Julian Asion, who will receive the Hidden Gem award, Harlem’s gift to American fashion. Dapper Dan will receive the Cultural Fusion award. Consultant, model, and jewelry designer, JoAni Johnson, will receive the Harlem Fashion Model award. 

Photo’s Courtesy: SoHarlem, Inc.

SoHarlem’s Founder & CEO, Janet Rodriguez said, “We are so excited to celebrate our 11th anniversary by honoring three superstars of fashion while simultaneously showing the works of more than a dozen of our creative entrepreneurs  whose designs will be showcased and sold at The Malt House from September through December.” 

Come experience the SoHarlem Collective’s inspirational designs, accomplishments and stories

Photo Courtesy: SoHarlem, Inc.

For tickets, sponsorship opportunities and to celebrate SoHarlem’s 11 year journey, please contact, or call (212) 222-2792


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