New York magazine's "The Cut" blog (aka my bible) did a post yesterday about the Detroit fashion scene.
To prove the blog's genius, I quote:
Also: People in Michigan still need to wear clothes and are still going to buy them, and they don't uniformly think elastic-waisted pants are the way to go. For stylish individuals outside of cosmopolitan cities, there should be life beyond GO International.Hallelujah.
I'm sure all of you know (due to my incessant bragging about Marsha's Inc.--so proud of you mom!) that this is the scene I was born into. But, alas, I didn't really participate in it aside from watching over mom's shoulder as she sewed, drafted, etc. and appearing in the occasional Haberman Fabrics fashion show.
Of course, I knew that Project Runway's Joe Faris, of oven mitt dress fame, is from Metro D and I knew that Kid Rock started the Made in Detroit line and that I, very briefly, worked alongside Tracy Reese at Habermans. Sigh, my brushes with celebrity.
And so I come to my point. Detroit hosts not one, but two fashion industry events each year; Detroit Fashion Week and Fashion in Detroit. And these events are mentioned in "The Cut." OK people, as much as I love my home tizzy, I'm sure Indy has just as much moxie.
Um, Amy Odell? We have a fashion week, too! And, gosh darn it, it gets better every year!
While I will be in Detroit next week celebrating my folks' 25th wedding anniversary at the refurbed Book Cadillac, I will unfortunately have to miss Fashion in Detroit. Anyone who's available Oct. 1-2, however, should definitely attend (a deal at $75 per ticket) and tell me everything.