Michigan Fashion Designers Showcase Luncheon 2022

"Peek at the Unique" - APRIL 2, 2022 - Tickets $55

Registration for tickets is closed.Most important to The American Association of University Women – Northville Novi (AAUWNN) is our relationship with you and the wellbeing of our community. As the coronavirus spreads, we must make your health and welfare the first priority.  We will be following the current CDC guidelines on April 2, 2022. The AAUW Northville Novi Branch presents a fundraising benefit on Saturday April 2, 2022 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.

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LOCATION:

April 2, 2022          9:45 AM - 1:15 PM EST

Schoolcraft College

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

 

Event Mistress of Ceremonies

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Vivian Zhong
Miss Michigan 2021
Vivian Zhong of Northville graduated from the University of Michigan and recently accepted into medical school to pursue a career as a pediatric oncologist. She is the "Miss Spirit of the State".

Her platform is “Golden Warriors: Fight Like a Kid.” For her talent, she performed a classical piano solo of Frederic Chopin’s “Fantaisie Impromptu Opus 66.”

“I want to raise awareness for the need for pediatric cancer research as well as provide support for all pediatric cancer patients and survivors in Michigan,” she said.

Vivian plans to raise funds for cancer research and to advocate for children diagnosed with cancer, a cause close to her heart.
At the age of seven, she witnessed a close friend survive her cancer treatment but ultimately die due to complications.
“I honor her with my social impact initiative. I work hard every single day to honor her and make sure there is a cure that truly does not have any complications,” she said.


 

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Meet the Runway Fashion Designers for our 2022 event

Analiese-Zaleski-Fashion-Designer Analiese Zaleski

Instagram:  @stylebyaliese/

I have had a love for fashion and sewing for as long as I can remember. After studying fashion design and visual merchandising in college I knew I had only just dipped my toes into the fashion world. Post-graduation, I decided to start my own brand Revamped Threads where I upcycle and repurpose clothes and accessories into one-of-a-kind pieces. I am currently working full-time at ISAIC, the Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center as a Line Lead for the Carharrt beanies. In my free time, I work on my small business and travel around doing pop-up shops. The collection I am showcasing today is called Better Than Yesterday. The majority of the collection is upcycled and repurposed with my own designs. My vision for these looks is edgy with a hint of grace.
Kate-Blaszkiewicz-Fashion-Designer Kate Blaszkiewicz

Kate Blaszkiewicz is a sophomore studying Business Management at Michigan State University. In the past year, she felt honored to have one of her designs showcased in MSU's Vim 2021 fashion show. Kate enjoys being a part of MSU's fashion publication, Vim Magazine, the Smiles4Kids student organization, the MSU Honors College, and MSU's Fashion Design Student Association. She values education, creativity, and the people that support her.

Nabeela-Najjar-Fashion-Designer Nabeela Najja

Instagram:  @seamstressbeela

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.

Michelle Dushee' Williams

Michelle Dushee’ is an educator, designer, and leader developer who cares deeply for motivating and empowering others. She began to develop her business with the idea of creating beautiful scarfs, installations, and prophetic art. Her designs have broadened to apparel, her accessories has expanded.

Dushee’ has been featured in various articles, magazines, and interviews regarding her works and accomplishments. Dushee’ conducts workshops and master classes in education, fashion illustration, and design.

https://www.dusheeinternational.org

Cynthia Khan

Refuge for Nations is a nonprofit social enterprise committed to empowering refugee women across Metro Detroit. We provide all the support needed for immigrant and refugee women to not just survive, but to thrive in the new life ahead of them. They work in collaboration with WCCC and have enrolled students in their fashion design program as well as other educational programs.

https://refugefornations.com

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Event Sponsors for our 2022 event

Bronze Sponsors for our 2022 event

CommunityFinancialLogo Community Financial
OrinJewelersLogo Orin Jewlers
EpiphanyKitchensLogo Epiphany Kitchens
KellyAndKellyLogo Kelly and Kelly Law
HudsonOpthoLogo Huron Ophthalmology
TomeiDentalLogo Tomei Dental
PastPresidentsCircleLogo Past Presidents Circle

Copper Sponsors for our 2022 event

BillBrownFordLogo Bill Brown Ford
EastbrookDentalLogo East Brooke Dental
BearerLawLogo Bearer Law
T J Eadeh, CPA, PLC
NorthvillePhysicalRehabilitationLogo Northville Physical Rehabilitation
Bill and Rod's Appliance, Inc.
CurvesofPlymouthLogo Curves of Plymouth

In-Kind Sponsors for our 2022 event

Schoolcraft - VisTaTech Center
The Patti Mullen Group with Remerica Hometown One

Other Sponsors for our 2022 event

Jackie Duggan - Edwards Jones Financial Advisor Caswell Modernization Co. Inc.
Gary and Ruth Rickard