FashionSpeak Celebrates Six Years in Detroit
FashionSpeak, Michigan’s largest fashion conference, is a one-day conference presented by Detroit Garment Group and Taubman that focuses on fashion and the business of fashion for those who are eager to network and grow their business to the next level. After six years, I haven’t missed one yet and enjoy networking with the Detroit Fashion Community.
FashionSpeak 2018 took place Thursday, October 18, 2018 at One Woodward, downtown Detroit. This year’s speakers were Tommey Walker Jr. of Detroit vs. Everybody, Laurie Tennent, Elizabeth Mays, Sara Searing, Linda Schlesinger-Wagner, Aki Choklat, Chair of the Fashion Accessories Design Department at the College for Creative Studies and Phoenix Mellow, costume designer for Detroiters.
Detroit Garment Group’s conference mission is “Keep Michigan Talent in Michigan”. The Board consists of Karen Buscemi, Lians Jaden, Lisa Benedict, Carlotta Tutt Holloway, Jonathan Martone, MarCy Cyburt, Achea Gist, Linda Schlesinger-Wagner and Max Schmidt.
The group’s focus is to provide both students and industry professionals the tools and educational resources to be successful business owners. This idea is to help grow more jobs and a stronger fashion industry in Michigan. Detroit Garment Group was founded by Karen Buscemi in 2012. The group hosts FashionSpeak, a one-day fashion conference; Verge, a trade show connecting fashion brands with buyers to grow Michigan’s fashion community and currently, they are in the process of creating Michigan’s first garment district.