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Fall Fashion: How to wear white after Labor Day, cool out in camo, and go Egyptian chic

By Travis R. Wright

Published: 9/29/2010

Types: Arts, Fashion

The fall fashion forecast sees jeans as tight as ever, but heels are taller, necklines higher, and hairstyles continue to get cut with especially more interesting angles that actually work.  Thanks, Europe. Patterns are more prevalent, color schemes more subdued, and accessorizing successfully these...[MORE]

The Fash Bash!: Designers, stylists and models duke it out for fashion supremacy

By Travis R. Wright

Published: 5/12/2010

Types: Arts, Fashion

Contemporary fashion designers battle brutally cool vintage boutiques in the ring of form, style and scrapping women. When leather, cotton, thread, yarn and spandex are weapons of choice for these wild spring getups, there's no telling who’ll win the slapdown. Get the flash player here: http://www....[MORE]

Kiss me: Painless pointers for the perfect power-pout

By Norene Smith

Published: 2/10/2010

Types: Arts, Fashion

If your Valentine's Day plans include romance and seduction, or just plain seduction, you want to get your lips in top condition. Here are a few products that promise to prime your pout.   Kiss Me Exfoliating Lip Scrub  Philosophy The beginning of a true lip-pampering ritual, this scrub moi...[MORE]

Knot what you think: After a decade in Detroit, Bethany Shorb extends beyond the fethishistic, but she can still tie you up

By Travis R. Wright

Published: 1/13/2010

Types: Arts, Fashion

It's the day before Christmas Eve, and Bethany Shorb is hunkered down in her parents' condo, just outside Tampa, Fla. She steps outside for this conversation, but before making her exit whispers, "I'm in a bunker."  Florida's cold today, at least the wind is, she reports. Outside, kids ar...[MORE]

Haute child in the city: Femilia Couture looks to go "organic" and then rule the world

By Travis R. Wright

Published: 8/12/2009

Types: Arts, Fashion

Meet Emily Thornhill and Foutula Lambros, a couple of head-turning fashionistas taking a rather vogue approach to Detroit enterprise. The two women sport a fetish for pattern and fabric and, for the last two years, have put their designer mind-sets and needle-pricked hands to work creating couture u...[MORE]

Angela McBride: Peace, love and ... spandex

By Travis R. Wright

Published: 4/8/2009

Types: Arts, Fashion

In a back room of Royal Oak's 323 East, an unforgettable Detroit-centric art gallery and store that features a top crop of the hippest artists in and around metro Detroit, 25-year-old designer Angela McBride appears to combust in a web of thread and fabric — namely spandex. It's as if an...[MORE]

Rainbow's end: Katerina Bocci brings the whole Detroit gang to NYC’s Fashion Week

By Margaret Hundley Parker

Published: 9/24/2008

Types: Arts, Fashion

It's a good day for an ark. As Tropical Storm Hanna turns umbrellas inside out and wreaks havoc on carefully coiffed hair in midtown Manhattan, Detroit clothing designer Katerina Bocci and her crew calmly prepare for her runway show. It's Saturday night at New York City's industry-huge Fashion...[MORE]

Garment district: Three designers stand out by staying true to form

By Rebecca Mazzei

Published: 4/23/2008

Types: Arts, Fashion

Photographer Cybelle Codish has this incredible 10,000-square-foot studio in this warehouse over on Holden Street. One day recently, after a meeting about Metro Times' fashion issue, we decided to scope out what goes on in the rest of the place.Talk about multi-use. Besides her studio, the build...[MORE]

Holding Court: A party for Detroit's 'post-punks, disco funks and radical pro-consumers'

By Rebecca Mazzei

Published: 4/23/2008

Types: Arts, Fashion

Ash Nowak and Jon Dones as interviewed and edited by Rebecca Mazzei. Photos by Lauren Montgomery. Haute to Death is a black patent leather mess with fingerprints, lipstick and booze stains. It smells like teenage lust and your mother's liquor cabinet. Coco Chanel is flirting with Raymond Pett...[MORE]

Geoffrey LaRue: Age 19. Wayne State fashion design student.

By Metro Times arts staff

Published: 4/23/2008

Types: Arts, Fashion

What is your current state of mind? I'm just trying to make sense of everything going on around me while still having time to chill and have fun with my life.What is your idea of good fashion sense? Being true to yourself in fantastic color combos.What is the trait you have that has helped you t...[MORE]

Adam Vitick: Age 23. Recent Wayne State graduate, freelance designer.

By Metro Times arts staff

Published: 4/23/2008

Types: Arts, Fashion

What is your current state of mind? Chaotic.What is your idea of good fashion sense?Knowing what looks good on you. Confidence in your own sense of style. When did you begin designing clothing?I started coming up with ideas for clothes my senior year of high school. I didn't start sewing, though...[MORE]

Emilia Valentina: Age 30. Designer of Anelé.

By Metro Times arts staff

Published: 4/23/2008

Types: Arts, Fashion

What is your current state of mind? What do you mean?What is your idea of good fashion sense? Knowing the rules and knowing how to break them properly.When did you begin designing clothing? Technically, when I was in high school. My mom is an incredible seamstress and would make some of the stu...[MORE]

Shapes at the movies: Balmy and svelte, the new look for spring is right off the silver screen.

By Christina Kallery

Published: 1/19/2000

Types: Arts, Fashion

What better place to while away midwinter afternoons than here in the dark, the curtain drawn? Poised for the dramatic, imagination straining toward spring with its bursting colors, quickening s...[MORE]

Black squiggles and blobs in space: Designer gives dancers tire-tube waists and lumpy backs

By Joanna McNamara

Published: 2/27/2008

Types: Arts, Fashion

Dissonant sounds, oscillating from somewhere within the heart of the huge room at MOCAD, provide a jarring, abstract soundtrack for the motion and asymmetry of Kawakubo's garments. The music is Takehisa Kosugi's score for the 1997 dance "Scenario," by reknowned modern and contemporary choreog...[MORE]

'Fashion is not art': Rei Kawakubo may say it, but she proves the opposite

By Dolores S. Slowinski

Published: 2/27/2008

Types: Arts, Fashion

Rei Kawakubo brought her first runway show to Paris in 1981, knowing that, at that point, the fashion world wouldn't come to her in Japan. That show sent a tremor through the fashion industry. Her models appeared without makeup, wearing flat, comfortable (gasp!) men's-style shoes and clothing ...[MORE]

Locks unbound: Long and wild and free, dreads make a statement inna Babylon.

By Larry Gabriel

Published: 11/24/1999

Types: Arts, Fashion

Dreads Photographs by Francesco Mastalia and Alfonse Pagano Introduced by Alice Walker Artisan, $35, 144 pp. Fashion dread, a young people business Material dread, a young people business Styling ...[MORE]

Well worn

By Nadia Abou-Karr

Published: 9/26/2007

Types: Arts, Fashion

Summer bloomed in June with the vibrancy and extravagance of local designer Miss Zaynini’s dresses, featured at a fashion show as part of at Dearborn’s annual Arab International Festival. It’s only fitting that, on a recent Sunday, as the season turns again, the Arab American National Museum present...[MORE]

Fashion bashing, rocking on

By Amanda Crosena

Published: 8/18/1999

Types: Arts, Fashion

Thread Heads What could be the flashiest event in town took place last week in downtown Detroit at the Fox Theatre: The 30th Annual Fash Bash for the Detroit Institute of Arts. The preparty started the evening next door at the State Theatre with g...[MORE]

Couture cameos: Up-and-comer Cedrick "Cedi" Johnson creates dramatic outfits for new city living.

By Sandy Jaszczak

Published: 7/21/1999

Types: Arts, Fashion

The first time I met 33-year-old Cedrick Johnson – everyone calls him Cedi, pronounced said-ee – was outside FashBash in ’97. He doesn’t remember me; the night was a blur. But I was so impressed by the attire of his entourage that I i...[MORE]

Hat statement: On top of it all: the perfect chapeau.

By Dayana Stetco

Published: 5/5/1999

Types: Arts, Fashion

The woman is old, diminutive, preoccupied. She takes every soup can from the shelf, holds it in her hand, reads the label. To buy or not to buy? Clam chowder or cream of mushroom? Tomato or chicken noodle? The tension is unbearable. She pushes th...[MORE]

Festive dress: Gender-bending, feathers and vampy lips - you'll be the life of the party.

By Sandy Jaszczak

Published: 12/23/1998

Types: Arts, Fashion

Everyone has their own take on how to dress for the holidays. Some prefer to drag out those Mom-made sweatshirts with jingle bells and ribbons (just to make her happy). They're perfect for ringing in the New Year over a poker game or at the bowling al...[MORE]

Dressy D

By Caitlin Cowan

Published: 7/25/2007

Types: Arts, Fashion

Fashion in Detroit: a chuckle-worthy oxymoron or a burgeoning scene? You decide — Motor City Fashion Week founder Dana Keaton already has. "People in Detroit spend millions of dollars on fashion, but they don't realize that we have local designers too. They don't know we're here," she says...[MORE]

Beatific DIY: Crafts, sass and vintage lingerie at Book Beat

By Christina Kallery

Published: 5/30/2007

Types: Arts, Fashion

Thanks to the chainification of America (venti crapuccino to wash down that TGI O'Fuddruckers, anyone?), a typical shopping trip is more likely to involve corporate logos, mega stores and malls than privately owned boutiques. How fittingly cool, then, that one of metro Detroit's last remaining ...[MORE]

Soaring with style: Fashion can tell the story of a city in clothes

By Rebecca Mazzei

Published: 4/25/2007

Types: Arts, Fashion

If I needed an image to perfectly portray what I think of Los Angeles, this would be it. A designer named "King Jeremy the Wicked" reigns on the cover of L.A. Weekly's recent fashion issue. Sitting on a fur chair, Jeremy Scott's wearing fluorescent green pants patterned with black rotary teleph...[MORE]

Precious metal: Regina Pruss works on the chain

By Christina Kallery

Published: 4/25/2007

Types: Arts, Fashion

Cicadas and grasshoppers, a miniature saw, a tiny golden tooth. These might sound like the makings of a Grimm's fairy tale, but they're actually delicately wrought necklaces dreamt up by Detroit-based jewelry designer Regina Pruss. Peruse her cutely titled Chain Chain Chain collection and you'll...[MORE]

Fashion that walks the line: Eugenia Paul goes for vintage with a twist

By Lisa M. Collins

Published: 4/25/2007

Types: Arts, Fashion

Birds of paradise: Blanche's Tracee Mae Miller wears a Eugenia Paul piece with ruffles while taking tea with Detroit's couture designers Eugenia and Paul Patterson. (MT photo: Cybelle Codish) International media and hipster crowds go bonkers over their designs. Their clothes have been displayed...[MORE]

In stitches: “The Sarahs” make it in Detroit

By Wendy Case

Published: 4/25/2007

Types: Arts, Fashion

Sarah Lurtz and Sarah Lapinski are done fucking around. The two young women have given this guy every opportunity to pay up and he's still making excuses. As the designers of Wound Menswear and founders of Motor City Sewing, "the Sarahs," as they call themselves, have a business to run — ...[MORE]

Diary of a stylish meta-morphosis: Our big fashion story sizes up summer looks

By Christina Kallery

Published: 4/25/2007

Types: Arts, Fashion

Photo illustrations by Cybelle Codish. Clothing modeled by Ingrid Bushamie. Hair styling by Scott Hulbert of Birmingham's Red Salon. Makeup by Barbara Deyo of Birmingham's Touch Spa.    As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a...[MORE]

Rag on the mag: Instead of rocking 'n' rolling, W piece gathers only Moss

By Christina Hill

Published: 8/30/2006

Types: Arts, Fashion

A couple of months ago, word spread fast around Detroit that supermodel Kate Moss was in town with renowned photographer Bruce Weber to shoot a layout for W magazine, an outrageously oversized glossy that looks as slick as an expensive fake tan. The duo showed up all over the city — at th...[MORE]

Over the top : Treacy and Blow make the old hat into high art

By Glen Mannisto

Published: 7/12/2006

Types: Arts, Fashion

In the breathless world of high fashion, the hat resides between provocative ornament and pure sculptural form. But this all changed the day that Isabella Blow, queen bee of British fashion, friend of Warhol and Basquiat, scion of scrofulous British nobility, met Philip Treacy, audacious novic...[MORE]

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