WALK Fashion held it’s 13th WALK FASHION Show last month at the historic EASTERN MARKET in Detroit. the with lead support by Quicken Loans, Opportunity Detroit, Les Stanford Cadillac, National Villa Shoe Store, Blue Nectar Tequila and  Shop Detroit WALK Boutique kicked off the afternoon by  featuring over 50 Detroit business owners. The Designer Showcase featured Project Runway Star Richard Hallmarq and hosted by Maurielle Lue, Fox 2 News Anchor.

“With WALK Fashion, our designers are provided with a professional platform to present their concepts to a larger and accessible audience. When people think fashion, they often think New York or Paris or L.A.,” says WALK co-producer Crystal Bailey. “As an entrepreneur, we are proud to cultivate emerging designers. We are more than just the Motor City,” she continued.

The runway, was lit the entire day. Check out some the designers who took center stage.


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


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