DETROIT, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WALK Fashion is proud to announce the 13th WALK Fashion Show, with lead support by Quicken Loans, Opportunity Detroit, Les Stanford Cadillac, national Villa Shoe Store, Blue Nectar Tequila and Gypsy Vodka. The May 22, 2016 event will take place at the historic EASTERN MARKET beginning at 11:00 am with Shop Detroit WALK Boutique featuring over 50 Detroit business owners and concludes with a 7:00 PM Independent Designer Showcase featuring Project Runway Star Richard Hallmarq and hosted by the phenomenal, Maurielle Lue, Fox 2 News Anchor.
"With WALK Fashion, our designers are provided with a professional platform to present their concepts to a larger and accessible audience. When people think fashion, they often think New York or Paris or L.A.," says WALK co-producer Crystal Bailey. "As an entrepreneur, we are proud to cultivate emerging designers. We are more than just the Motor City."
For additional tickets, please visit www.WALKFashionShow.com to purchase tickets.
Project Runway Star Richard Hallmarq, Negash, Artwear, Fly Ty, Vaughn Glover, Lamaj CO, Citizen Ciao, Lena Harbelli, Kizzed Clothing, Ashley Douglass, Nefelibata Creations, Voo Doo Couture and Bailee Dai Vintage.
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Shop Detroit WALK Boutique
2:00 PM | WALK University Showcase
4:00 PM | Emerging Designer Showcase
7:00 PM | Independence Designer Showcase
ABOUT WALK FASHION
Founded in 2009 by Crystal Bailey and Daishawn Franklin, WALK Fashion Show was created to further propel the emerging fashion scene in their hometown of Detroit. Over time, the production has grown into a traveling show, providing a stage for independent designers, models, and other artists abroad.
The production has proven its success by hosting sold out events at lavish venues including the DiMenna Center for Classical Music during New York Fashion Week, The Michigan Science Center, The Detroit Opera House, and The Charles H Wright Museum of African American History. With celebrity hosts such as Naima Mora (winner of America's Next Top Model cycle 4) and Whitney Thompson (winner of America's Next Top Model cycle 10), WALK has built successful relationships with modeling agencies and buyers across the country, adding value to the WALK brand and making it the largest fashion show in the region.
WALK University was established in 2010 to provide young adults with an entrepreneurial focus on production, design, event management for an afternoon fashion show.
BaileeDai Agency was established in 2012 to allow the models to gain exposure by solidifying paid employment as a professional model, actor and or dancer.
WALK Fashion Academy was established in 2016 to educate those interested in learning runway modeling, sewing and beauty techniques by providing training and instruction by local emerging and established artists.
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