Michigan Fashion Week was formed in 2012 to showcase and highlights Michigan’s prestigious talent in the fields of fashion design, photography, art and modeling, looking to present their businesses and talents in a professional manner. Michigan Fashion Week provides the bridge between fashion designers, models, photographers, advertising agencies, model agencies, fine artists, make-up and hair stylists, exhibitors, and entrepreneurs in the beauty, and fashion industry directly to consumers. Michigan Fashion Week strives to produce an upscale quality event with the overall goal of bringing awareness and economic growth to the international fashion industry. We work with higher education institutions to recruit and develop talent, as well as, provide an avenue for students to learn real-world skills in the various industries that contribute to our event. As part of our commitment to the Greater Detroit area economy, our marketing strategy involves collaboration with local businesses to create new sales, networking opportunities and eduction on how to grow their companies global. We accomplish this by attracting customers through hosted events, special sales promotions, and social media marketing efforts. Michigan Fashion Week is in association with The Fashion Summit (501c3).
The Fashion Summit is the hub for learning and resources for the Michigan Fashion Industry. The Fashion Summit has access to the educational tools and global business development and uses Michigan Fashion Week as an avenue to help local fashion entrepreneur and students expand their market internationally . We create opportunities of invaluable exposure, global recognition, networking and aligning them with experience professionals and advocates in the industry and in business. We are now in our 8th year and have had very successful, highly attended inaugural Fashion Weeks and have reached and touched over 10,000 people each year.
Our exposure also includes, radio, print, social media, and fashion blogs throughout the Country. Due to the success of Michigan Fashion Week, our Founder Loren Hicks has received numerous awards, including Crain’s Business. Our founder has been featured on many television programing, including TLC, BRAVO, and many many more.
Meet The Team
Michigan Fashion Week Board
Larry Jordan - Head of Photography
Leo Blakely - Head of Videography
Jeremiah Williams - Community Liaison
Marlo Hightower - Head of Make-up & Hair
Austin Echols - Higher Education Liaison
Sylvia Jordan - Advisor
Sherri Henderson - Head of Non-profit division