Designer Spotlight

Jiayu Li

Designer Spotlight: Jiayu Li

Designer Spotlight: An Interview with Jiayu Li   Jiayu Li is a fashion and art student at Central Michigan University. Holding a true passion for both drawing and fashion, it’s no wonder this young, talented student is already making her mark in the fashion community in Michigan. Eager to learn and grow, Li has respect

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Christina Liedtke: ASTOURI

An Interview with ASTOURI’s Christina Liedtke   The ready-to-wear apparel brand, ASTOURI was founded in 2019 and offers multi-functional designs that are travel friendly and are made with high quality fabrics. By leveraging unique licensed city photography and conscious designing, women in Michigan love what ASTOURI is all about. Christina Liedtke wanted to create a

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Rachna Chandra: Fashion Designer, Boutique Owner, and Philanthropist

An Interview with Rachna Chandra: Fashion Designer, Boutique Owner, and Philanthropist   Rachna Chandra, the owner of the Indian bridal boutique Taj Cottage, is no stranger to Indian ethnic and Indo western fashion. A former soft trim designer for the automotive industry, Chandra has made quite a name for herself in Michigan’s fashion community over

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Janna Coumoundouros: Lilacpop Studio’s Machine Part Jewelry Designer

Janna Coumoundouros: Lilacpop Studio’s Machine Part Jewelry Designer   Local gal Janna Coumoundouros is a multi-disciplined visual artist located in metro Detroit. She’s a fine art photographer, commercial photographer, and fashion designer/3D artist who works with automotive materials she gets locally to create Avant Garde gowns and accessories. In her Clawson studio, Coumoundouros she also

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Mark Green: Sow Good Seeds

Mark Green: Sow Good Seeds. An Interview with a Natural Artist The Michigan fashion and beauty scene sure has a ton of talented individuals. Some we know and some we are still eager to meet. Due to Covid-19, people are being forced to social distance to not only stay safe and healthy but to also

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Maya Jones the Artist for Frank Deposit American Couture

Maya Jones the Artist for Frank Deposit American Couture   DFN recently had the privilege to interview renowned multi-talented Detroit based fashion designer, Maya Jones. Her eclectic style of fashion has resemblance with her music as well. Yes, she is an artist in the truest sense. We are big fans of her aura and the

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Evan Sparrow: CCS Graduate and Detroit Designer

Evan Sparrow: CCS Graduate and Detroit Designer   Evan Sparrow is a Detroit creative that respects and understands sustainability and the importance of upcycling. A graduate of the College for Creative Studies, Sparrow recently graduated with a BFA in Fashion Accessories Design and is already making a name for himself. In the interview below, read

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Cecelia Covington: Cecelia Covington Designs

An Interview with Detroit Artist Cecelia Covington   Cecelia Covington is a Detroit artist that celebrates color on paper, silk and even home fabrics for those who love bright, happy colors. She’s known for her Calypso Circle design, her silk scarves and her home collection that just keeps growing and growing. A graduate from Cass

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Abby Stybel

Abby Stybel: Rebel Soul Apparel

Meet Abby Stybel of Rebel Soul Apparel   Abby Stybel loves Detroit and we love people who love Detroit. Stybel also loves fashion and well, you know how we feel about fashion! Stybel is the owner of Rebel Soul Apparel and she’s got a passion that supports both the environment and vintage finds at the

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Irina Tsuker Studio IT

Irina Tsuker: The Studio IT

Irina Tsuker Creates Wearable Art by Nuno Felting   Nuno felting is a design technique created in 1992. The name is derived from the Japanese word “nuno” meaning cloth. The technique bonds loose fiber, such as wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk gauze, creating a gorgeous felt that is thin and lightweight. Detroit

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Ashley Gold

Ashley Gold:

Meet Ashley Gold, a Leader of Sparkling Accessories for Men and Women   Ashley Gold is a name you may recognize from the hit TV show, Hard Core Pawn. Gold starred in the show along with her father and brother. The show focused on their family pawnshop, American Jewelry Loan on Greenfield in Detroit. After

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Ashley Harris

Ashley Harris: Ashley Harris Design

Meet Ashley Harris of Ashley Harris Design   Born and raised in Southeast Michigan, fashion designer Ashley Harris swoons us with her romantic designs and couture gowns. It’s not surprising that everyone wants to wear her dresses. She not only has her own collection (she releases a new collection each year) but she also creates

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