In an effort to both collaborate with Detroit fashion retailers and to raise funds for an upcoming international trip, the College for Creative Studies’ (CCS) Fashion Accessories Design students will exhibit and sell their handcrafted leather accessories at the Detroit Clothing Circle in Midtown, Detroit, on May 5, 2018.
The public is invited to this exclusive trunk show featuring handbags, belts, wallets, luggage tags and more, all skillfully designed and created by CCS students. Attendees will enjoy perusing art, cocktails provided by Tito’s vodka, live music and have the opportunity to meet and support this group of up-and-coming fashion accessories designers as they prepare to further their learning and exploration in the fashion industry while studying in London, England and Florence, Italy this summer.
The Detroit Clothing Circle
Saturday, May 5, 2018, 4-10 p.m.
3980 2nd Ave unit d, Detroit, MI 48201
Open to the Public
The CCS BFA in Fashion Accessories Design educates students in the design and manufacture of products such as footwear, handbags, leather goods and accessories hardware. Among only a few such programs in the country, it links strong creative development to knowledge of manufacturing, trend forecasting, market research and merchandising for a comprehensive view of the industry. The program was developed in collaboration with Shinola and with the input of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc., including an advisory council representing a broad cross-section of industry professionals and leading brands: Francesca Amfitheatrof; Linda Dresner, LINDA DRESNER; Nicole Eisenberg; Catherine Forbes, The Forbes Company / Somerset Collection; Jen Guarino, Shinola; Tom Kartsotis, Shinola; Sara Kozlowski, Council of Fashion Designers of America; Richard Lambertson; Lauren Bush Lauren, Feed Projects / Lauren Pierce Atelier; Stuart McMillan, Amazon; Trish O’Callaghan, Shinola; Ashley Olsen, Dualstar Entertainment Group; Lisa Smilor, Council of Fashion Designers of America; and John Varvatos.
The Detroit Clothing Circle is a men’s and women’s clothing store located at 3980 2nd Ave in Midtown Detroit, offering curated racks of resale garments.