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The 40th Annual Elegance Charity Fashion Show At University of Michigan

A week ago, I was invited to the 40th Annual Elegance Charity Fashion Show at University of Michigan. I have been to a few college fashion shows, I have to say this one is definitely a very high quality show solely ran by students.

The 40th Annual Elegance Charity Fashion Show At University of Michigan

The 40th annual Elegance Charity Fashion Show is an action-packed show which is highlighting fashion, art and culture. The designers are from up-and-coming & well-known, or independent designers & boutiques. The show also consists of great giveaways and very professional performances! All the proceeds is going towards Living Arts Detroit.

The 40th Annual Elegance Charity Fashion Show At University of Michigan

Living Arts Detroit is a non-profit organization that engages Detroit youth, teachers and families in transformative experiences in the performing, visual, literary and media arts. Through artist residencies in schools across Detroit and robust out-of-school offerings focused in Southwest Detroit, Living Arts Detroit increases youth’s academic achievement, develop their leadership and artistic skills, and strengthen our schools and communities. Its goal is to raise money to help grow the program’s staffing, student enrollment, and awareness of the art-based and leadership skills the program provides to youth.

The 40th Annual Elegance Charity Fashion Show At University of Michigan

ELEGANCE FASHION is a University of Michigan fashion organization built to promote self-expression through individuality, style, and culture. Its mission is to break down societal stereotypes with an annual show. Through their many representations of different shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and backgrounds, they hope to show that beauty has no standard and that it is not a necessity to conform to the norms of society. I have to say, I totally felt this high level confidence in each of the models that night. 🙂

The 40th Annual Elegance Charity Fashion Show At University of Michigan

Elegance Fashion Show is an annual event to celebrate the beauty of diversity on the University of Michigan campus and is the most anticipated, action packed fashion show of the year with over 600 in attendance. It is probably the biggest collage fashion shows that I have ever been to. 😉 It was fashionably late just like almost every fashion show, but everything ran so smoothly after it finally started. The host Lauren was very entertained and upbeat. It clearly showed the thoughts and effort they have put in with each theme of the show. You can watch the short video below to see more runway catwalks!

Here are more of my favorite looks from that night.

The 40th Annual Elegance Charity Fashion Show At University of Michigan

The 40th Annual Elegance Charity Fashion Show At University of Michigan

The 40th Annual Elegance Charity Fashion Show At University of Michigan

The 40th Annual Elegance Charity Fashion Show At University of Michigan

The 40th Annual Elegance Charity Fashion Show At University of Michigan

The 40th Annual Elegance Charity Fashion Show At University of Michigan

The 40th Annual Elegance Charity Fashion Show At University of Michigan

The 40th Annual Elegance Charity Fashion Show At University of Michigan

Photo credit: Grace Liang

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2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase || Main Event 20

This is the 3rd year in a row that I was invited to the Detroit Auto Show Awards and Fashion Showcase presented by Main Event 20. I couldn’t attend the past two years, 2016 because there was a snow storm and in 2017 my late husband was in the hospital. This year, since I am a full time blogger, I decided to fully come back to our local events. You can read “LIFE AFTER LOSS—FULL TIME BLOGGING” here if you are new to my blog.

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

This professionally presented event was held in the beautiful Max M. Fischer Music Center in downtown Detroit on 1/14. Since I was a press guest, I didn’t really dress up for the party. I was just trying to be more comfortable.;)

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

The first half of the event was awards and presentations. I was quite impressed by some of the very talented young auto designers and some auto industry leaders. There is no doubt Detroit is coming back!

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

After a very nice dinner, the fashion showcase started. This year, there were 4 local fashion designers showcasing their auto industry related, or inspired, designs. Below are some of my favorite looks from the show.

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

You can see more actions on the cat walk from the short video below.

It is always fun to meet new local designers and other talents. I have to say, I fell in love with Lilacpop by Janna Coumoundouros. She is not just a fashion designer; she is also a photographer, and a jewelry designer. A very creative soul overall! All the black dresses you have seen here are from her designs.

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

I have seen some great work before from The Paper Dress Code, but I have never gotten the chance to meet the creator behind this brand. Guess what? At this event, I finally bumped into Matthew Richmond, the man who uses Car Parts, Paper, Plastic & VHS Tape and many other unique materials to create beautiful dresses. This cute dress below is all made of paper with main event 20’s logo on it. I just love his unconventional designs!

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

It has been more than 2 years since I had left all of the local events due to my late husband’s sickness, followed by his passing, and then I was just trying to survive in 2017. I used to attend many of our local events and promote for the industry. You can read about all of the Michigan Fashion Events I attended here. Leave a comment below to let me know what type of events you would like to see on my blog!

Photo credit: Grace Liang/Matthew Richmond

Thank you for reading, and if you like what you read, please comment below or share it with your friends. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for new post updates, and follow me on Instagram for all the amazing fashion, beauty and life style products that I will share with you. Of course, don’t forget to check out my Instagram stories daily to know me better as a person. Finally, don’t forget to follow me on YouTube for my fashion, beauty and life style videos. Have a great day and see you soon!

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Grace
http://colorandgrace.com occasionally receives vendor/ brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.

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