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Detroit's fashion darling, Emily Thornhill, graced the Fashion In Detroit 2012 runway with her eco-chic A/W 2013 collection under her label, Homeslice. This is Em's first solo presentation at FID since breaking off with Femilia Couture - whom are, by the way, major FID veterans. Still staying true to organic, eco-friendly fabrics, Ms. Thornhill threw some new flavor in the mix by creating original textiles, and in true Detroit fashion, the textile patterns are inspired by GM's Renaissance Center building. The color palette is in high-contrast, black and white, with bold blues and salmon hues. Strong shoulder structuring, and on the other hand, some shoulder cut-outs, also played a role here. Flowy all-over, comfort was not rendered out as the garments sustained its total chicness. In an interview with Motown Couture colleague, Lala Trips, Thornhill explains that this collection is inspired by clean lines, a little bit of Motown's own Aretha Franklin circa 1970's, and really, just a whole lotta Detroit.
See a quick, raw, clip of the interview below, and of course, the full Homeslice Clothing A/W collection. Check back with Motown Couture for behind the scenes footage of Homeslice Clothing at FID2012 by Piper Carter.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Michigan Union Ballroom
530 South State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Doors: 7:00 pm
General Admission: $10
VIP Tickets: $25
Complimentary goodie bags
Priority Entry (no wait in lines)
Upfront, lighted seating
Proceeds will be going to charity to Autism Speaks.
Afterparty at Dream Nightclub
The Brightly Twisted collection was just oozing with summer. If the tie dye all over didn't give it away, then it was probably the flowy rayon... Or maybe the sun-classic wrap dresses? Or perhaps the hints of swimwear? Either way, with Michigan weather jumping right into the sunny seasons, dark wool coats are hanging up and bright lightweight garments are coming back into play. Though, with the common theme throughout the collection of obviously, tie dye, the Dearborn-based designers incorporated fun day looks along with unique night looks. With this season's trends of extra bright hues, fashionistas will have no problem fitting right into Brightly Twisted. Learn more about where to find Brightly Twisted at www.BrightlyTwisted.com
View the full Fashion in Detroit 2012 Brightly Twisted runway show below:
The 3rd annual Fashion in Detroit kicked off it's 2012 runway event with a showcase by AIDT students. As the models batted their fluorescent eyelashes down the catwalk, they rocked car printed gowns, bouts of electric colors, and scrap pieces from the Detroit Auto Show - perhaps in reflection of Detroit's automobile and industrial background? Makes sense. The student designers include Mariella Amador, Cari Lynn Anderson-Battle, Nina Jefferson, and much more. See the full segment in the set below and be sure to check back with Motown Couture for coverage on the rest of Fashion In Detroit 2012!
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JOE FARIS & DENISE ILLITCH PRESENTS:
FASHION IN DETROIT 2012
Saturday, March 10
Motor City Casino Soundboard
2901 Grand River Ave. Detroit, MI 48201
10am - 7pm
$10 Gen. Admission, $25 Reserved Seating, $100 VIP
Tickets: playm.cc/Ancm5v, also available at any TICKETMASTER location.
Celebrate the 3rd Annual Fashion in Detroit on March 10th, in Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel. Fashion in Detroit salutes the strong and vibrant Detroit fashion scene during a one-day event co-hosted by Project Runway’s Joe Faris, along with Ambassador Magazine Publisher and Designer, Denise Ilitch.
A portion of the FID proceeds will beneﬁt the Ronald McDonald Houses of Detroit and Ann Arbor — The mission of the Ronald McDonald House is to provide families of children experiencing a serious illness or injury a “home away from home” that assists in alleviating the families’ emotional and ﬁnancial stress. Learn more at http://www.rmh-annarbor.org/.
*IADT Students and Joe Faris GM Collaboration
*Amantes de la Moda - Detroit Fashion Institute
*Natalia Villafana - Design Winner from FID 2010
*Homeslice - Emily Thornhill
*Morada Blue - Kat Johann
*Bachrach - Bill Dobinski
*Denise Ilitch Design & Motor City Blues by Joe Faris
Link to schedule of shows: http://www.fashionindetroit.com/fashionindetroit.com/Run_of_Show.html
In addition to the runway shows, this year we have created a space for Vendor Booths that will showcase and selling opportunities from the featured designers and local retailers: MarketDetroit is a great opportunity to visit designer and vendor boutiques during Fashion in Detroit. Hours are 10 am - noon, exclusively, and then during the runway shows and intermissions the rest of the day.
American Coney Island (order coneys sent anywhere)
American Laser Skincare
Brightly Twisted (scarves, clothing)
Fashion in Detroit
MotorCity Blues/Denise Ilitch Designs
Puppy & Bean (baby and children's clothing)
Rock the Booth (photo booth)
Ronald McDonald House (event beneficiary)
Spanish Fly (clothing)
Treasured Accessory Collection (jewelry)
Taj Cottage (clothinng)
...and many more
This week's FASHION IN DETROIT events.
MAR 07 | FASHION IN DETROIT 2012 - PRE-PARTY @ MON JIN LAU.
MAR 10 | FASHION IN DETROIT 2012 @ SOUND BOARD.
MAR 10 | FASHION IN DETROIT 2012 - AFTER PARTY w/ DJ Rob Di Nero from NYC @ SOUND BOARD.
FASHION IN DETROIT PRE-PARTY
Wednesday, March 7
Mon Jin Lau
1515 E. Maple, Troy, MI
6:30pm - 2am
Event link: facebook.com
Join us at Mon Jin Lau on Wednesday, March 7th, as we do the Pre-Party to FASHION IN DETROIT 2012.
Fashion In Detroit, Michigan’s premier annual fashion event, salutes the strong and vibrant Detroit fashion scene during a one-day event co-hosted by Project Runway’s Joe Faris, along with Ambassador Magazine Publisher and Jewelry Designer, Denise Ilitch.
Fashion in Detroit will be held at Motor City Casino's Soundboard on Saturday, March 10th!
Fashion In Detroit, co-created in 2009 by Joe Faris, was launched to put a fashion spotlight on Michigan, while creating a destination that showcases the talent of some of Detroit’s best designers. This year’s event is expected to draw national attention and over 2,000 attendees, including members of the press and fashion industry from around the word.
On Wednesday, March 7th Mon Jin Lau will feature:
- 8 or more girls, receive a bottle of Belvedere Vodka bought from Surreal Detroit (with a dinner reservation)
- 5 or more girls, receive a small bottle of Belvedere Vodka bought from Surreal Detroit (with a dinner reservation)
- 1/2 off Appetizers for Ladies (must mention this before ordering)
DINNER RESERVATIONS Call 248-689-2332.
VIP/BIRTHDAY RESERVATIONS Call 248-763-6996.
DJ Tom T
DJ Matt Aubrey
Tone on Percussion
Ages: 21 and Up
Valet Parking Available
Coat Check Available
Elive Entertainment, LLC.
Tickets to the Fashion Show and After Party are now available at any Ticketmaster location or at www.fashionindetroit.com.
Television's hautest fashion competition is now casting for their next season and here is your chance to not only strut your stuff on national television, but to also show and be celebrated at New York Fashion Week. Opportunity is knocking and here is the key to the door:
This is a nation-wide search, once you apply and are accepted for the next steps of the casting, you will be contacted to the closest call near you. Break a leg!
DETROIT FASHION COLLECTIVE, STYLE DOLLS, & HONEYBOOM PRESENT:
SAMPLE SALE AND FASHION PREVIEW
The Style Dolls team up with honeyBOOM & the Detroit Fashion Collective (DFC) to bring you: StyleBOOM! Join styleBOOM for a night of fashion where guests will enjoy a fashion showcase and an opportunity to purchase items from the chic collection of DFC and exclusive vintage items from Dollhouse Vintage and honeyBOOM.
Refreshments will be served.
This is a private event, but has free admission with RSVP by February 23, 2012.
Fashion Preview: 8pm
Detroit Fashion Collective
2431 4th St. Detroit, MI