DGG's inaugural fundraiser - SPARK - ignites the Motor City from 7-10 p.m., Thursday, October 13 at One Woodward in Detroit. Guests will enjoy light bites and cocktails while browsing the silent auction, taking part in a high-energy raffle, and viewing a curated-fashion exhibit from local designers. DJ Thornstryker (Emily Thornhill) - the NBA's first ever female DJ, and fellow fashion designer - will stream the evening's soundtrack as guests dance the night away. Finally, guests can create keepsake memories of the evening with photo and gif fun via TapSnap.
This years theme is "The Future of Fashion." Attendees are encouraged to dress in fashionable outfits that point toward the future. Tickets for the event are $75 and proceeds go to DGG to help continue its programing, and to help grow the local fashion industry as well as cut and sew manufacturers.
Our guest of honor is Jeffry Aronsson, founder and CEO of Aronsson Group, former CEO of Oscar de la Renta (1993-2003), Marc Jacobs (2003), Donna Karan (2004-2006), Emanuel Ungaro (Interim CEO: 2011) and Ralph Rucci (Interim CEO: 2012-2013).
DGG cultivates education and workforce development opportunities for Michigan's fashion community and cut and sew manufacturers of all industries. Our vision is to become THE state for the cut and sew industry through education, job creation, professional incubation and business attraction. For more about DGG, please visit detroitgarmentgroup.org.