The Metropolitan Museum of Design Detroit Kicks Off 3rd Annual sourceFORMATION

The Metropolitan Museum of Design Detroit Kicks Off 3rd Annual sourceFORMATION In-Person Event


The Metropolitan Museum of Design Detroit (MM-O-DD) is kicking off its 3rd Annual sourceFORMATION exhibition during the 10th Detroit Month of Design for months September and October 2020. The exhibit will take place at Collected Detroit, a premier Art Gallery at 2439 Fourth Street in Detroit, Michigan and will present the full supply chain for the Fashion, Garment, and Accessories Design industries.

sourceFORMATION will feature an open studio observation setting to explore the full supply chain and lifecycle of everything from sourcing raw materials to urban manufacturing to mindfulness of circular resourcing. Featured will be the final projects of five 2020 CCS Fashion Accessory Design graduates selected as part of  Design in The City. The featured designers are Heron Robinson, Amineh Ahmad, Evan Sparrow, Tori Abrahams, and Mariana Sanchez. This collaboration is a community effort to celebrate the work of CCS graduates and acknowledge the importance of keeping our fashion industry alive and healthy here in Michigan. The concept is for the viewer to gain knowledge and resources with inspiration for workforce development.

One-hour timed reservations will be offered Fridays and Saturdays at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm or by specific appointment for hosted groups of ten or less for an intimate experience that includes social distancing in a safe and lawful manner. Reservations can be made via the MM-O-DD website at

The extended programs will feature innovation in industrial sewing, tooling, and will offer a virtual webinar with Aki Choklat, the CCS Fashion Accessory Design Department head with a few of the five featured designers discussing the future of the supply chain. The graduates are supported by the Gucci Changemakers Impact Fund.

“Supply chain students are in the center of CCS Fashion Accessories Design Department from understanding how things are crafted, sustainability, and the life of products.” – Aki Choklat

The event lead will be Leslie Ann Pilling, Founder/President of MM-O-DD, in collaboration with Collected Detroit, CCS Fashion Accessory Design Department, Design Core Detroit, ISAIC Industrial Sewing, and Innovation Center, M.J. Foley Company, Glamorous Moms Foundation, and Detroit Fashion News. Interview opportunities are available with organizers, premier hosts, and designers upon request.

About Metropolitan Museum of Design Detroit: MM-O-DD programs provide educational enrichment and experiential opportunities for the public as an inclusive culture to organizations, professionals, and students within the City of Detroit and beyond. To learn more about MM-O-DD visit and connect with MM-O-DD on Facebook and/or Instagram.

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