Date: 09/25 fashion show and 09/21-28 photo exhibition daily
Time: 3pm-8pm fashion show, noon-8pm exhibition daily
Abandoned In Detroit, a fashion showcase project began in 2005 with the goal to document the emergence of fashion from the changing landscape of Detroit. Witness a fashion show set in a photo exhibition spanning 6 years and 25 photo shoots. Tickets are FREE. Donation proceeds will be given to the Friends of Belle Isle Aquarium.
This photo exhibition and fashion show are the first time for many to publicly witness the documentation accumulated over the past six years. Elements of fashion design, architectural design, graphic design and more are present throughout this week-long happening.
The Belle Isle Aquarium is our 25th photo shoot location, one week prior to the fashion show. This historic attraction of Detroit was shuttered in 2005. We are working to offer a donation and to increase awareness that Detroit has the oldest aquarium in North America. It needs to be open to show the fish of the Great Lakes for all generations.
PHOTO EXHIBITION - Daily
Photos from the project have been accumulating for six years showing the work of fashion designers, stylists, and locations around Detroit that have changed with time. A photo wall of over 400 square feet will show photos from past and present.
A portion of all artwork sold is being donated to the Friends of Belle Isle Aquarium. We hope that one day we will be able to hold a fashion show inside the aquarium as it reopens.
FASHION SHOW - Sunday
The fashion show will have a unique path - with models passing in front of the photo exhibition and continuing into the main art gallery. During this walk there will be plenty of motion to see the outfits and styling up close.
There will be several zones for photographers and we are working on broadcasting the show live through streaming video onto the internet.
Advertising opportunities are present in a number of forms (vending, print, online, and video) - please contact Stephen Boyle at 248-632-6156 to discuss. You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting an advertising kit for the event series.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Project fashion designers have included: Vyrula Zel, Gina T’s Hot Girl Collection & Identity Fashions, House of Myonne, Rinaco Styles, Avondreal Style Definitions, Tracy Hang, Clash, Unitee Designs, Michiee Duvale’s Eeichim Veedal Designs, Lovestitch, Creationz from Lajuana Crawford, Ziam, Emilio Industries, Detroit Mechanix, Ne Tha De from Lasijas Miller, Accent Your Vibe, Sonj’ Couture, Ashley’s Knitwear, Road Rash Rubber, and Tina Tutt
Project locations have included: Fisher Body 21 Plant, Globe Trading Company, Dequindre Cut, Eastern Market, Michigan Central Station, Detroit Marine Terminal, the neighborhood of Northend, Cass Tech HS, Forest Arms Apartments, and Belle Isle Aquarium.
Hundreds of models, stylists, photographers have participated in photo shoots over the past six years. You may find exhibited photos of attending models at these locations in outfits modeled at the location.
Learn more about the project on the official website:
313FAD - The Detroit Fashion Movement
Since 2007 313FAD has worked with fashion talent around Detroit in creating events and building their presence. Our aim is to provide a community for model, designers, actors, photographers, and stylists to grow together. We hold live events for networking, fashion / art / film related activities, and more with our members. The online community supports our live events and preparing for them.
Please search for 313FADto learn more and get in FAD! Membership is free to this fashion and film community for Detroit area talent. We are building the Detroit Fashion Movement and Detroit Film Movement together.