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March 14, 2012 - Image 9

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MARCH 14, 2012
Putting Detroit back on the map
Sustainability was the word at Saturday's third annual Fashion in Detroit - o series of runway
shows featuring designers of hoth loral and national renown. Designers like Emily Thornhill (of
the tastefully erlertir Homeslire Clothing) and Dana Keaton emphasized the use of sustainahie
materials in their nlothing. Throughout the show the ciothes felt peripheral ta the higger gues-
tion: H ow ran Detroit get hark on the map? Using fashion as a means of promoting sustainahility
and employment rould he one answer. For her part, Homeslice designer Thornill said she plans
to keep her burgeoning hrand in the rity. "I'd lace to stay here and just ship it, she said. "That's
really important to me that I rreate some jah opportunities. And it doesn't stop with Tharnhill.
Designer Joe Farrs - a former Projert Runway rontestant who along with Denise llitch, a Uni-
versity Regent, hasted this year's show - has a denim rompany in the city. While the show had
only a few standout designers, it rertainly portends a mare assured fashion presenre in the rity.
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