The DIA and Neiman Marcus Bring fashion to the “D”

The DIA and Neiman Marcus Bring fashion to the “D”

By Robere Lett – Publisher

On a hot and steamy Thursday night, the forces of fashion and philanthropy came together to create a wonderful night of fashion, food, and lots of fun… Fash Bash one of Detroit’s oldest and most well-known charity events took center stage.  The trend-centric fashion show designed and curated by Ken Downing – Neiman Marcus Senior VP and fashion director along with his amazing team brought the coming season’s trends to life.

The fashion show reigned supreme with lots of layered looks wrought with a wide array of textures, embellished with everything from feathers to fur, tone on tone, pattern on pattern, velvet with flower power florals, bold statement accessories in necklaces and handbags and deeply hued makeup carried a vintage feel on some of the models; eclectic style permeated the catwalk creations, each outfit carried it owns artistic flair, from avant-garde to extravagant for both men and women.


While the moves on the catwalk were evident the real movement started taking place at the Lincoln Black Label after party where the fashion savvy crowd mixed, mingled, drank and danced up a storm. Pulsating music reverberated from every nook, shaking the old masters right off the wall!  Speaking of walls the popcorn embellished wall was a big hit with several assorted flavors of crunchy goodness!


Originally scheduled to be an outdoor event the heat didn’t kill the spirit as several rooms in the DIA were taken over for the party of parties.



Patrons danced the night away…


The always stylish diva duo Kiko Davis and Vivian Pickard


Stylish couples abound!


Neiman Marcus Style advisor Ken Dewey and friends




Fash Bash Models L-R Yulia H., Stefanie K., Caitlin G. and Shelbie K.


Friends Pam Szmadzinski and Stylist Janine Fruehan


The Frieda Kahlo inspired look was perfect for the DIA…



The always fashion forward

Leah V., Wardrobe Stylist, Freelance Writer, and Fashion Blogger


More stylish couples!



Fabulous faces @ Fash Bash 2016

IMG_7296F Model Eric with style guru Chuck Bennett


Lincoln product specialist Raymond Patterson


The Lincoln interactive smart screen


Lincoln Black Label sponsor automotive display.

Since the inception of Fash Bash, the Founders Junior Council has raised more than $4 million for the DIA, not including their recent $1 million gift commitment announced earlier this year.  If you missed this year’s festivities be sure to keep your ear to the fashion ground for next years event.  I know you won’t want to miss it and be sure to say Haute is… sent you!

Photos: Robere Lett

Runway image courtesy of #FJCDetroit


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