Royal Oak Designer Julianna Saad Presents 2019 Fall Collection at Royal Oak Woman’s Club Annual Fall-Into-Fashion

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Julianna, a May 2019 graduate of Central Michigan University, presented her first professional collection titled “Jane."

It was wonderful to be able to exhibit in my hometown, and being part of such a worthwhile fundraiser … was very fulfilling

The fall 2019 women’s wear collection of Julianna Saad, a Royal Oak fashion designer and illustrator, was featured at the Royal Oak Woman’s Club annual Fall-Into-Fashion fund raising event on Saturday, September 21.

Julianna, a May 2019 graduate of Central Michigan University, presented her collection titled “Jane” that includes a casual pants and sweater outfit with pants made from a heavy woven plaid cotton; and a kimono sleeve sweater with rip knit at the cuffs and waist. Jane also includes a skirt and t-shirt ensemble with a wrap skirt that buttons up the front slightly off-center. Lastly, the collection includes a sheath dress and turtleneck sweater ensemble. The dress is made of a heavy woven plaid cotton with a polyester lining. The turtleneck sweater is tea-dyed cotton rib knit with hand-knitted cuffs.

“It was wonderful to be able to exhibit in my hometown,” Julianna said. “And being part of such a worthwhile fundraiser, with so many other area fashion industry professionals was very fulfilling.”

Fall-Into-Fashion was sponsored by the Royal Oak Woman’s Club. The event included a luncheon, boutique shopping and a fashion show. The fashion show was hosted by Mary Liz Curtin, of Leon & Lulu, located in Clawson. The event benefitted Sanctum House, Canine Companions, and Guiding Harbor/Girlstown.

Julianna Saad
Julianna earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Fashion Design, with a minor in Studio Art and Illustration from Central Michigan University (CMU). She graduated magna cum laude in May 2019. While at CMU, she exhibited collections three times – 2017, 2018 and 2019 – in the annual juried student fashion show, “Threads.” At Threads 2018, she was awarded First Place for her fashion illustration work.

Her academic career also includes study abroad, at the Paris American Academe, where her studies included Haute Couture techniques, millinery, smocking and creative collection design. While at CMU, she served as President of the campus chapter of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). She was recognized as the AATCC outstanding graduate at CMU in 2019. Julianna is currently working as a freelance designer and fashion consultant. For information about her 2019 collection, “Jane,” or for more information about her work, contact her at julisaad19@gmail.com

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