Sullivan (a graduate from Creative College Studies and has designed for singer Esperanza Spalding) incorporated both ends of the spectrum in terms of color and silhouette in her collection. From boxy dresses to flowy, whimsical frocks, each garment presented uniqueness with an addition of a full-on print and texture showcase.
Ivy’s Custom Corsetry
Robin Richardson is known for exemplifying impeccable skill and quality to the art of corsetry as she has been sewing for the past 30 years. Her designs, worn by the team members of the Detroit Pride Cheerleaders, took the audience back to the late 19th century of Moulin Rouge. Her collection combined elements of the classic boudoir look and modern flair. The collection composed of lace, frills, sequins, ruffles, floral, and full skirts.
As the night’s emcee Karen Buscemi said, “This [collection] doesn’t make Michigan winter seem too bad, right?” Indeed. Everything Alpaca presented knits galore as the models walked down with V-neck sweaters, cowl neckline sweater dresses, cozy shawls, and flounced, bias-cut ponchos.
The final designer, Mira Bedi, had the crowd wide-eyed while each model strutted down the runway. Derived from her native Indian fashion, each dress did not disappoint. The first designs began with high-low silhouettes with embellishments along the neckline and sheer, major flounced cuts with metallic-like trimming. As the set continued, more full-length chiffon dresses with high necklines elegantly graced the show with beadwork upon beadwork. Origins of the sari began to appear with bright colors, embroidery, and more embellishments. Bedi ended with a silver and grey sheer dress with matching pants underneath.
The show’s finale consisted of a dress created by all four designers with each of their aesthetics clearly shown throughout the piece.
The collaboration of designers in the heart of Detroit sets a new and refreshing tone to the mass majority opinions towards the city’s condition. Not only do they represent a revival and renewal but also the guarantee that Detroiters can come together to help rebuild success in the D.
Thank you to Leslie Pilling, her team, designers, sponsors, and everyone who participated in order to make the show a successful, blossoming, and influential event!
Thank you to Jonathan Jackson of Fiyarworx Photography for the above photos.
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