WALK Fashion is proud to announce the 13th WALK
FASHION Show, with lead support by Quicken Loans, Opportunity Detroit, Les Stanford
Cadillac, National Villa Shoe Store, Blue Nectar Tequila and Gypsy Vodka. The May 22,
2016 event will take place at the historic EASTERN MARKET at 2934 Russell Street,
Detroit, Michigan 48207 beginning at 12:00 pm with Shop Detroit WALK Boutique
featuring over 50 Detroit business owners and concludes with a 7:00 PM Independent
Designer Showcase featuring Project Runway Star Richard Hallmarq and hosted by the
phenomenal, Maurielle Lue, Fox 2 News Anchor.
Project Runway Star Richard Hallmarq, Negash, Artwear, Fly Ty, Vaughn Glover, Lamaj
CO, Citizen Ciao, Lena Harbelli, Kizzed Clothing, Ashley Douglass, Nefelibata
Creations, Voo Doo Couture and Bailee Dai Vintage.
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Shop Detroit WALK Boutique
2:00 PM | WALK University Showcase
4:00 PM | Emerging Designer Showcase
7:00 PM | Independence Designer Showcase
Founded in 2009 by Crystal Bailey and Daishawn Franklin, WALK Fashion Show was
created to further propel the emerging fashion scene in their hometown of Detroit. Over
time, the production has grown into a traveling show, providing a stage for independent
designers, models, and other artists abroad.
The production has proven its success by hosting sold out events at lavish venues
including the DiMenna Center for Classical Music during New York Fashion Week, The
Michigan Science Center, The Detroit Opera House, and The Charles H Wright Museum
of African American History. With celebrity hosts such as Naima Mora (winner of
America’s Next Top Model cycle 4) and Whitney Thompson (winner of America’s Next
Top Model cycle 10), WALK has built successful relationships with modeling agencies
and buyers across the country, adding value to the WALK brand and making it the
largest fashion show in the region.
WALK University was established in 2010 to provide young adults with an
entrepreneurial focus on production, design, event management for an afternoon fashion
BaileeDai Agency was established in 2012 to allow the models to gain exposure by
solidifying paid employment as a professional model, actor and or dancer.
WALK Fashion Academy was established in 2016 to educate those interested in
learning runway modeling, sewing and beauty techniques by providing training and
instruction by local emerging and established artists.