Fashion in Detroit Assignment

I was lucky enough to spend the day with Kate Abraham - Fashion Blogger @ DetroitVogue.com shooting the shows at Fashion in Detroit this past saturday.  You can see her overjoyed at being photographed candidly…   

I started my career way back in the late 90’s shooting runway in New York at Fashion Week for a small magazine.  It’s really great to finally see some fashion movement happening in Detroit. Our city has seen some tough times over the past couple years, and it would appear that there is a rebound on the horizon.  I’ve recently heard about a following that Detroit has in Germany and Italy - yup, you heard me correctly.  Writers, musicians and  photographers are getting noticed for their Detroit roots and influences in Europe.  Kate A. told me very simply “Detroit has a style all it’s own” and I truly saw that this past weekend.  I spent a considerable amount of time photographing the designers themselves and trying to really find out where Detroit was in each one of them.  I was left with a really great portrait series of wonderfully creative Metro Detroit Fashion Designers:

Above is Designer Dana Keaton and her astonishingly young students, ranging from 11 to 15 years old.  These fashionistas showcased their own designs at the event.

Highlighted below are a couple of the standout talent from Detroit.  Check out DetroitVogue.com, and you’ll find much more detailed information about each designer and their respective collections.  Emily was a delight to photograph and presented a focused collection and Natalia oozed Detroit Style all her own…