Bronx-born designer urges New Yorkers to shop local, support artists

It’s been a labor of love for up and coming Bronx designer Mario Miguelito. He’s preparing a pop up shop of his newest fashion line in Harlem ahead of Small Business Saturday. 

“COVID rocked us all and so I was able to go back home, be in the house to quarantine and develop a new line of clothes, which was Void Asylum,” Miguelito said.

In September, Miguelito won Harlem Fashion Week’s Emerging Designer Award. The group gives local talents a spotlight for their work all year round. Yvonne Jewnell is one of the founders, and said she hopes the neighborhood remembers to support local designers this holiday season.

“These designers

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