Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fashion In Detroit Announces Local Fashion Designer Competition

DETROIT, Aug. 6 -- Fashion In Detroit (FID) - Michigan's premier fashion event - is giving one talented Michigan-based fashion designer a grant to showcase his or her fall/winter 2010 collection to buyers and fashion industry insiders at the March 2010 FID event.

In addition to a confirmed time slot at the March 2010 shows, the $2,500 designer fee will be waived.

The contest is open to both students and established designers. To enter, send a cover letter, resume and photos of five different designs (showing both full-length and details for each design) to by midnight, Sept. 1, 2009. The winner will be announced on Oct. 2, 2009 during the Fashion In Detroit spring/summer 2010 event.

Fashion In Detroit is a biannual, two-day fashion event created by Project Runway's Joe Faris to put a fashion spotlight on Michigan and create a venue that fills the needs of many locally based designers and the Michigan fashion community. The first FID event will take place October 1 & 2, 2009 in a tented, high-end setting at the Detroit Zoo, in Royal Oak, Michigan.

The two-day event will include 12 runway shows by a collection of local and national designers, a VIP private reception, an Afterglow bash with top-name rock concert and "Made In Michigan" product displays. Each day's admission ticket includes six fashion shows, gift bags, a souvenir guidebook/lookbook and eligibility for high-end giveaways.

Situated between the dates of New York Fashion Week and LA Fashion Week, Fashion In Detroit will feature top models showcasing the best designs of Spring/Summer 2010 on a 60-foot runway in a spacious tent with VIP seating, risers and standing room for 500 buyers, fashion industry insiders and VIP guests each day.

For more information, to learn about sponsorship and advertising opportunities or to see the updated designer list, visit, call 248.677.1769 or email

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