Michigan Fashion Designers Showcase Luncheon 2024
Our next Showcase is APRIL 13, 2024
|Registration for tickets is not open at this timeMost 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.||The AAUW Northville Novi Branch will present a fundraising benefit on Saturday April 13, 2024 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 13, 2024 9:30 AM - 1:15 PM EST
VisTaTech Center - DiPonio Room
Event Mistress of Ceremonies
|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.
Meet the Runway Fashion Designers for our 2022 event
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 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 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.
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.
Event Sponsors for our 2022 event
Bronze Sponsors for our 2022 event
|Kelly and Kelly Law|
|Past Presidents Circle|
Copper Sponsors for our 2022 event
|Bill Brown Ford|
|East Brooke Dental|
|T J Eadeh, CPA, PLC|
|Northville Physical Rehabilitation|
|Bill and Rod's Appliance, Inc.|
|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|