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ESSENCE CELEBRATES STYLE, CULTURE AND COMMUNITY

WITH THE RETURN OF THE 2018 ESSENCE STREET STYLE FESTIVAL

 EVENT TO HONOR SONGSTRESS/STYLE MAVEN KELIS AND

FASHION INFLUENCER KELLIE BROWN

AMANDA SEALES TO HOST WITH PERFORMANCES BY

TEYANA TAYLOR AND YEMI ALADE

IT ALL TAKES PLACE ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH IN BROOKLYN

WHAT:    Calling all fashionistas and style influencers! ESSENCE will celebrate style, culture and community with the return of the 2018 ESSENCE Street Style Festival! Hosted by Insecure star and comedienne Amanda Seales, the non-stop celebration highlighting style, culture and community will be brought to life at Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn, NY, in a new indoor/outdoor format for curated experiences. *The event will also feature an awards ceremony honoring songstress/style maven Kelis and fashion influencer Kellie Brown for their impact and legacy in the fashion world. Attendees will be able to show off their “street style” looks during the fashion runway segment. Tickets are available now but are going fast! To purchase, visit this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-essence-street-style-brooklyn-tickets-47318227091. For Media Credentials click here: https://hvaughn.wufoo.com/forms/q1kaw4c70fjw4qv/. *Previously announced honoree Naomi Campbell will be unable to attend.

 

Launched in 2014, the ESSENCE Street Style Festival was created to provide a space where the fashion elite, style influencers, and everyday fashionistas can come to celebrate the unique influence Black women have on all facets of fashion, style and beauty during NYFW. The event will also feature a vendor marketplace showcasing more African-American entrepreneurs than ever before representing the facets of culture, beauty and style—including vendor from ESSENCE Marché, the new digital beauty, fashion and lifestyle e-commerce destination for Black women; music and performances by songstress/dancer/model/actress Teyana Taylor, Afropop sensation Yemi Alade, DJ’s Jasmine Solano and Olivia Dope and more; a fun-filled Kidzone; a Street Style fashion show showcasing a host of the local fashionistas who bring the hottest looks from the catwalk to life on the city sidewalks every day; delicious eats and refreshing beverages; and so much more. Sponsors for the 2018 event include: Coca-Cola, Macy’s, Nike and Shea Moisture. Visit www.essence.com/streetstyle2018 for more information.

 

*Artists/performers are subject to change.

 

WHO:        Kelis, {Honoree}, Songstress/Style Maven

Kellie Brown, {Honoree}, Fashion Influencer

Amanda Seales, ESSENCE Street Style Host; Insecure star and comedienne

Teyana Taylor, Songstress/Dancer/Model/Actress

Yemi Alade, Afropop sensation

Michelle Ebanks, ESSENCE President

Richelieu Dennis, ESSENCE Ventures Chairman

Julee Wilson, {Co-host}, ESSENCE Fashion and Beauty Director

Cori Murray, {Co-host}, ESSENCE Entertainment Director

 

WHEN:    Sunday, September 9th

 

WHERE:    Duggal Greenhouse

        63 Flushing Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11201

 

TIME:        12 Noon-7 PM

**PRESS CALL-TIME: 1 PM**

 

CONTACT:

Sheila Harris, ESSENCE                Dana Baxter, ESSENCE

212-522-1089/917-648-7318            212-522-1634/917-648-6620

sharris@essence.com                dbaxter@essence.com

 

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