Times Square Fashion Week™
Past Designers and Sponsors
Featured Designer – House of Barretti
House of Barretti is a worldwide leader in custom two-piece suits for the sophisticated Tween, Teen, and Young Adult. Isabella Barrett is the founder of theglitzygirl.com and is a successful teen entrepreneur, spokesmodel, TV Actress, and one of the youngest millionaires in the USA. She has worked with young entrepreneurs across the country building brands and has launched several successful brands including skincare, haircare, and a teen suit line under the House of Barretti label. Isabella produces a fun IGTV show called “Business With Bella” and will soon release her first book “Teens Guide to Business”.
Amazon TV will be in attendance to film the House of Barretti Times Square Fashion Week experience for an upcoming reality show featuring the designer.
Cenia caters to the woman who embraces her curves, is sassy, self-secure, and wants to look tastefully sexy and radiant no matter what size or body shape. In 2009, Cenia launched her first ready to wear collection Cenia New York®, a line of day-into-evening dresses that offered four distinctive fits that catered to the most predominant female body types, being the first and only designer in fashion history to implement this concept and bring it to a major department store in the USA. Cenia was awarded the prestigious Latinas Destacadas Award by El Diario La Prensa in 2013 and has been featured in major media outlets.
JUS10H is the brand of International Fashion Designer Justin Haynes, specializing in men, women, and children’s clothing. Justin’s modern vintage designs are featured at local, national, and international shows—from his native Springfield, Massachusetts’ runway to the Fashion Weeks of New York, Los Angeles, Chattanooga, Miami, Paris, and Milan. Justin has taken patchwork to a whole new level. Creating clean, tailored garments on a signature level resulting in numerous requests to create trademark looks for the Oscars 2020.
Chokomode is a unique clothing line offering individual collections of rich quality fabric for today’s professional woman whether at work or at play. Designer Marcelle Gakam is passionate about creating indelible first impressions for the style-functional woman. Her clothing is designed for authority and power while embracing the soft and sexy femininity within every woman. Chokomode symbolizes the essence of the well-dressed woman while offering a high-quality collection of fashion items built for the success and lifestyle of the modern working woman. Chokomode designs are classy, sophisticated, and elegant yet boast a figure-flattering tailored fit.
Designer Cherelle Townes is back at it again, this time with her latest fashion line, Xévonquii, due to launch September 2020. Xévonquii exudes class and its 1920s inspired style will have you wanting to add pieces to your closet immediately. Xévonquii is all about vintage tweed and soft velvets with a heavy influence from Chanel. Townes’ goal is to master one fabric and be known for her iconic use of it.
Gloria Lee™ is a womenswear brand that offers dresses that women can wear from day-to-night. Inspired by mythology, nature, and history, Gloria Lee designs each and every garment with the purpose to highlight women’s innate elegance, beauty, and a touch of drama. The mission of the company is to deliver style without polluting or damaging our ecosystem. It starts with the promise of creating beautiful collections with natural fibers and embodying production processes (ex: Zero-Waste pattern-making, manufactured locally) that are least harmful to our ecosystem.
Dee Rivera, Founder of DCG Media Group and Times Square Fashion Week has over nearly 20 years of fashion production and public relations experience. She has worked with some of the most recognizable fashion, beauty, luxury, lifestyle brands, and celebrities in the world. With a vision to create a fashion week that can be celebrated around the world, during Covid-19, Times Square Fashion Week was born.
Media Partner &
Melissa Shea is the Founder of Fashion Mingle, a global network for fashion industry professionals. Our mission is to build a revolutionary platform that will fuel the growth of local fashion communities creating economic opportunities for all. Fashion Mingle has over 5,000 members in 100+ industry categories, creating a global hub for collaboration and commerce.
KeyNote Speaker &
Gale A. Brewer is the 27th President of the New York City borough of Manhattan and a Democratic politician from the state of New York. She was a member of the New York City Council, where she represented the Upper West Side and the northern part of Clinton in Manhattan.
Jean Shafiroff is an American philanthropist, author, advocate, and socialite. Shafiroff serves on the boards of several charitable organizations and has been honored by the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, NYC Mission Society, The Jewish Board, The Hadassah, Surgeons of Hope, and more. She is the host of the television show “Successful Philanthropy” on LTV.
Times Square Fashion Week Benefits City Harvest
City Harvest has rescued and delivered 39 million pounds of food to New Yorkers since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, an increase of 72% over the same period last year.
A portion of the proceeds made from these masks helped to support the efforts of City Harvest volunteers who rescue over 109 million pounds a year from New York restaurants, caterers, wholesalers, farms, and bakeries.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of our Limited Edition TSQFW Face Mask by THROW NYC benefited City Harvest.
THROW is a design, product development, and production management company whose heart and DNA is Sustainability and is the official supplier of the Times Square Fashion Week face mask, whose sale benefits City Harvest, New York’s largest food rescue organization.
New York, NY August 2020 — The annual fashion week showcase, Times Square Fashion Week is spreading the word globally that we are #NewYorkStrong and sending the message that New York fashion designers are moving fashion forward with a fashion presentation and press conference in the heart of Times Square. The September 2020 date and time will be released to confirmed media only.
Times Square Fashion Week was officially launched in 2019, and founded by Dee Rivera, CEO of DCG Media Group, with the vision to bring the excitement of New York Fashion Week to the “Crossroads of the World”, by providing a global platform for fashion designers to present their next collection…