Community Outreach & Engagement

The Toyota Lecture Series in Design

The Toyota Lecture Series was established through a generous $1 million endowment gift to the College for Creative Studies from Toyota Motor Company. The endowment is used to bring prominent designers and scholars in all fields of design to speak at CCS.

Previous Toyota Lecturers include Hideichi Misonom, Shiro Nakamura, Alexander Gelman, April Greiman, Wahei Hirai, Kevin Hunter, Syd Mead, Daniel Pink, Karim Rashid, Chris Lefteri, Matthew Crawford, Stephen Burks, Stefan Sielaff, Kyle Cooper, Ezio Manzini and Min Wang.

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Upcoming Lectures

Anna Sui

Anna Sui, Fashion Designer
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 
GM Auditorium, A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education

5:00 p.m. Symposium
“Fashion Manufacturing In Detroit” And Fashion Accessories Design Scholarship Winners

Jen Guarino, Shinola
Cal McNeil, Council of Fashion Designers of America
Tracy Reese, Tracy Reese
Adrien Yakimov Roberts, Ambassador of London Graduate Fashion Week
Jarret Schlaff, Pingree Detroit
Dora Szilagyi, Adidas

6:00 p.m. Lecture
In Conversation With Fashion Icon Anna Sui And Aki Choklat, Chair, CCS Fashion Accessories Design

Native of the suburbs of Detroit, Anna Sui is a true trendsetter to whom stylists and editors look to for direction. The boundless energy and creative ingenuity of her runway presentations always make her shows a high point of New York Fashion Week. Her runway soundtrack is one of the most anticipated each season. Following her own vision, Anna Sui continues to inspire.