Pure Michigan, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, highlighted Detroit area designers like Cynthia LaMaide, Joe Faris, Fotoula Lambros, and Taiyon Collection as they explained why Michigan is the best place to create and manufacture apparel and accessories. For more information about growing your business in Michigan, visit www.MichiganAdvantage.org.
Late last year - meaning December, 2011 - Detroit fashionistas and fashionistos gathered to celebrate the opening of the Detroit Fashion Collective (DFC). Curated by Adriana Pavon and her team, DFC's objective is to provide a space for the fashion community "with a focus on accelerating independently owned fashion businesses and a mission to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit of design students." The space provides everything from assistance and learning opportunities in sewing, designing, and pattern making, to equipment rental, to total space rental and much, much more. There are also office spaces available, along with a photo studio area, meeting area, hair & make-up station, and even a manufacturing space (soon to come) - it is basically, as DFC says it, "Detroit's Fashion Playground."
Memberships are calculated by pay-as-you-go access cards and are available for purchase online for $20 per hour. Visit www.DetroitFashionCollective.com for more info.
DFC's mixer event gave Detroit's fashion forward a chance to mingle, as well as an opportunity to learn more about Detroit Fashion Collective's ambitions. Guests were also able to scope out the creative space first-hand, guided with a tour by Adriana, herself. Ms. Pavon, our gracious hostess, provided 'lax tunes by DJ Meph, nachos and dip, tequila and beer, and strawberry angel cake, making her guests feel right at home. View the photos in this article for a taste of the space.
THIS WEEKEND! Sunday Funday December 11th at Dolce Moda 1p-8p.
DJ Jenny Lafemme will be soothing our Sunday with her soulful house music. FLD is hosting a Trunk show, accompanied by mimosas and exclusive discounts during the event! 20% off on all new arrivals!
Join us for a shopping experience you will never forget! Holiday cheers to all our new, our loyal and our wonderful customers ♥
limited capacity | please RSVP
Why go through shopping hoards at the mall during Black Friday when you can get more unique & fresh items at places like DSE@Grand? In the heart of Downtown Detroit is DSE, presenting to the public sales that can save you up to 60%! We are sad to announce that this is DSE's last Black Friday sale, as the store will be shutting it's doors after the holiday season. As the brand's most prominent slogan, "Support Detroit," we urge to to do so right at 202 E. Grand River, Detroit, MI 48226.
It's the holiday season and the early birdies are already doing their gift shopping. Don't get stuck buying gift baskets from Wal-Mart the night before. If colognes and parfums are on your list, think about Comme Des Garcons fragrances for men and women now in stock at Revive. They are carrying the fragrances 8 88, CDG2 MAN, CDG2, Wonderwood, ODEUR 53, the Sherbet series, Daphne and Stephen Jones.
Visit the boutique for these scents and other wearable goodies at 154 W. Maple, Birmingham, MI 48009
FOTOULA LAMBROS DESIGN E-COMMERCE LAUNCH PARTY
Thursday, November 17, 2011
1500 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI
ASTUTE ARTISTRY PRESENTS:
FACE. FRIGHT. FEAR.
Contest for Michigan’s Best Special F/X Makeup Artist
Sunday October 22, 2011
The Dirty Martini
42705 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI 48375
Complementary Hors’ Doeuvres 8PM — 10 PM
Contest Judging & Fashion Show — 11PM
"The Dirty will be transformed into the scene of Michigan’s Special f/x makeup, & Halloween haunts! Howl into Halloween with creepy characters, fantasy friends, local artists, and the creative people of Metro Detroit! 3 contests, 1 place. Socialize with makeup artists, stylists, photographers and creative people of the Michigan Makeup industry who make it happen in the D. Any makeup artist in Michigan can participate. Winners of this contest will win cash grand prizes as well as a $1,000 professional photo shoot from top Metro Detroit Photographer Saleem Chaudry. Grand Prize winner will be written up in one of Michigan’s top Magazines."
ASTUTE ARTISTRY / Sephora
Special Celebrity Guest Judges:
Lori Pinson (CBS / WWJ-TV)
Lisa Glickoff (ASTUTE ARTISTRY)
Ris Tena (REAL DETROIT Magazine)
ASTUTE ARTISTRY / Sephora / MONSTER ENERGY
Pre-Sale Discounted Tickets:
SOLD @ NEPTIX.COM
Limited VIP Booths Available:
CONTACT: (248) 348-3838
Registration open until October 16. For more info on prizes and registering as a contestant, follow this link:
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Asylum Fashion House's Spring/Summer 2012 collection shown at the closing night of Detroit Fashion Week was easily one of the favorites of the evening. The swimwear collection brought in classic cuts with the high waisted bikini bottoms and string tops, along with sassy cutouts and luscious ruffling. We loved the modern textures of the black alligator with the romper style swimsuit, monokinis, and the asymmetric floral one piece. The fashion house also included examples of some t-shirt designs of their label. Each look was undoubtedly sexy and well crafted. Learn more about this Florida-based brand by visiting www.asylumfashionhouse.com. See the full runway presentation below!
If you thought Detroit wasn't fresh, you are sadly mistaken. Streetwear boutique, REVIVE, stays lacing Michigan citizens in the freshest gear - I don't even know how else to say it. I appreciate Revive's eye looking beyond t-shirts and sneakers. It's the little things that count, and those little things could be anything from a pair of vintage Cazal frames to signature Givenchy chains.
See more about it and other goods in stock by visiting the boutique at 154 W. Maple, Birmingham, MI; phone orders at (248) 731-7849; and their website at www.revivemi.com
The opening collection for the Detroit Fashion Week closing night was presented by designer, Kate Lorenz. The collection had fall hues all over it with deep, cool colors, blacks, and burgundies. The velvets and layered designs were also much more Fall than Spring, but the sleeveless mini-dresses and wedding gowns brought it back to right around April. Our favorite parts of the collection was with the sheer blouse, ruffled evening dress, and the rose filigree dress. See below for her full runway showcase.
For more information on the designer, visit www.katelorenzdesign.com