2020 Michigan Fashion Designers Showcase Luncheon II

"A Peek at the Unique"


Thank you for your interest in this exciting event.

Come back soon for updates on the 2020 Designer Showcase

Ticket sales available starting February 1, 2020

The AAUW Northville Novi Branch presents a fundraising benefit on Saturday April 18, 2020 in support of our mission statement:

Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and philanthropy.

This event will celebrate the creativity of women designers and entrepreneurs in order to raise funds in support of our mission to empower young women with scholarships and custom-designed enrichment programs.


April 18, 2020          9:45 AM - 1:15 PM EST

Schoolcraft College

VisTaTech Center - DiPonio Room
18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152


Event Mistress of Ceremonies

Elizabeth Johnson
Miss Michigan 2018
Elizabeth Johnson graduated from Michigan State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Media Management.


She is employed in the automotive industry at Shift Digital as a Digital Consultant for Mercedes-Benz and also worked on the Pure Michigan campaigns and commercials, which had tremendous impact in tourism and business growth in Michigan.

She is an expert in Krav Maga and has trained in it for the past 7 years.

Her current volunteer efforts are focused on mentoring young girls at a local women's organization called Vista Maria, as well as actively spending time at local area schools by actively working with the youth on helping them become the best version of themselves.


Meet the Fashion Designers from our 2019 event

Abigail Rist
Abigail Rist

Instagram:  @HAUTECLOTH

Abigail Rist as a designer and stylist has worked with many other events and emerging artists’ models and designers.

Featured all over Detroit in various publications, imagery and runway shows she is a born and raised Midwestern.

Abigail is versatile as well as innovative.

Read more about Abigail’s background at:


Analiese Zaleski
Analiese Zaleski

Instagram:  @thisgirlalise

Analiese Zaleski is a Fashion Design and Visual Merchandising student at Central Michigan University. She is finishing her last semester and will graduate in May. Analiese has always had a passion for fashion and was just 8 years old when she had her aha moment. Her father taught her how to sew when she was 12 years old and since then she has gained more knowledge and the skills it takes to create a whole collection.

Read more about Analiese’s background at:


Chloe Tulgetske
Chloe Tulgetske

Chloe was born in Roscommon, Michigan in 1999. Despite growing up in a small rural town in Northern Michigan, she’s always been drawn to fashion and has been fascinated with it for most of her life. Throughout her childhood she would create her own designs for various reasons, and this love led her to Central Michigan University.

Read more about Chloe's background at:


LaTerry Aaron
LaTerry Aaron

LaTerry is a classically trained fashion and jewelry designer, having studied fashion design in London, England. Her undergraduate degree is in Business Management, Fashion Marketing/Merchandising with a minor in Public Speaking & Communications. Her graduate degree is in Design and Technology.

LaTerry’s business, Sumayya, officially launched in October 2018 specializing in handcrafted artisan jewelry and modest clothing. She definitely draws inspiration from her travels and loves a bit of rustic and antique charm mixed with glamour and modern flare.

Learn more about Sumayya here:



Nabeela Najja
Nabeela Najja

Instagram:  @beelabear

Nabeela Najjar graduated from the College for Creative Studies majoring in Fibers and Textiles located in Detroit, Michigan. She is a costume and fashion designer that is inspired by dreams with a heavy emphasis on nature. Through her work, she incorporates these themes and tries to convey a conceptual message based on moments that have affected her life. The outcome can be mystical, ethereal and sometimes belonging to another world.

Learn more about Nabeela at:


Event Sponsors from our 2019 event

KellyAndKellyLogo Kelly and Kelly Law
Schoolcraft - VisTaTech Center
T J Eadeh, CPA, PLC
Bill and Rod's Appliances and Mattresses
CENTURY 21 Curran & Oberski
Tom Holzer Ford
Epiphany Kitchens
HandyPro Handyman Services
TLCChiropracticLogo TLC Chiropractic
CommunityFinancialLogo Community Financial
CurvesOfPlymouthLogo Curves - Plymouth, MI
DTEEnergyLogo DTE Energy
ApplianceFirstAidBook The Appliance Doctor
StateFarm-VeronicaMurffLogo State Farm® - Veronica Murff
Orin Jewlers
EastbrookDentalLogo East Brooke Dental