Joe Faris & Denise Ilitch Announce Fashion In Detroit

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MotorCity Casino Hotel proudly hosts Fashion In Detroit @ Sound Board Saturday, March 10, 2012

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We will, once again, transform the Motor City into Fashion City.

MotorCity Casino Hotel will once again hold one of Detroit's hottest, highly-anticipated cultural events of the year. Fashion In Detroit, Michigan's premier annual fashion event on Saturday, March 10, 2012.

Now in its 3rd year, Fashion In Detroit salutes the strong and vibrant Detroit fashion scene during a one-day event co-hosted by Project Runway's Joe Faris, along with Ambassador Magazine Publisher and Jewelry Designer, Denise Ilitch. For the first time, the two business leaders in Michigan come together to present the brand's strongest opening. Ilitch and Faris, both vocal advocates of Detroit's urban renewal, believe the annual flagship event exemplifies the community's commitment to the revitalization of the city. “It's so exciting to be a part of promoting Detroit fashion,” said Ilitch.

Fashion In Detroit, co-created in 2009 by Joe Faris, was launched to put a fashion spotlight on Michigan, while creating a destination that showcases the talent of some of Detroit's best designers. This year's event is expected to draw national attention and over 2,000 attendees, including members of the press and fashion industry from around the world. “We will, once again, transform the Motor City into Fashion City,” said Faris.

The event will include 8 runway presentations by a collection of local and national designers, designer trunk shows/meet and greets, a “Market Detroit” pop-up shop, a Detroit sports lounge, a VIP private reception and an Afterglow bash. There will also be a social media lounge hosted by for online media and bloggers. The day's admission ticket includes all fashion shows, gift bags, a souvenir guidebook/lookbook, entrance to the trunk shows and eligibility for high-end giveaways. FID will also give one talented Michigan-based fashion designer a grant to showcase his or her Fall/Winter 2012 collection to buyers and fashion industry insiders.

A portion of the FID proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald Houses of Detroit and Ann Arbor – The mission of the Ronald McDonald House is to provide families of children experiencing a serious illness or injury a “home away from home” that assists in alleviating the families' emotional and financial stress. Learn more at

Tickets start at $25 in advance with a VIP experience for $100. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations and or by phone at (800) 745-3000. The event is expected to sell out. Tickets are also available through the MotorCity Casino Hotel Box Office Friday-Sunday.

Media interested in covering the event should request credentials no later than Tuesday, February 28, by contacting Candice Bowman at candice(at)ambassadormag(dot)com.

Sponsorship opportunities are available; for more information, contact Nicole Gize at (586) 996-0800 or nicolegize(at)gmail(dot)com.

To keep up on the latest news and information be sure to “Like” Fashion In Detroit on Facebook and follow at @FashionNDetroit on Twitter. More details, including entertainment and participating designers, will be announced in the coming weeks. For a preview, photos, and more information, visit

Facebook: Fashion In Detroit
Twitter: FashionNDetroit

SOUND BOARD, an intimate live performance venue is located at MotorCity Casino Hotel. The venue features four bars and several private suites that are available to create an unforgettable live entertainment event. Complimentary valet and convenient self parking is also available. For more information about ticket-hotel packages and MotorCity Casino Hotel, or to make a hotel reservation, visit or call 1-866-STAY-MCC.


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