This Saturday and Sunday, ERollins Group presents Styles In The City Fashion Conference and Expo, at The Westin Southfield (1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI). The Conference, entitled “Brand Builders,” is free to the general public and will feature distinguished speakers advising attendees on brand building. The conference will begin at 4pm (doors open at 3:30pm). Registration is required. Attendees can register at www.stylesinthecity.com.
The second day will feature a VIP reception and fashion show featuring a number of designers and boutiques, including local favorites Fotoula Lambros, Caruso Caruso and Dirt Label. New York designer Geoffrey Mac, who has worked with Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Lil’ Kim, will headline the fashion show. General admission tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are $50 and can be purchased at http://erollinsgroupstylesinthecity.eventbrite.com/. A portion of the proceeds will go to S.A.Y. Detroit. The VIP reception begins at 6:30pm, with the fashion show following at 8pm. For a full list of speakers, designers, sponsors, partners and vendors, see below:
Ken Harris: President of Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce
Ken Harris is the President and CEO of the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce, as well as a well-respected member of the Detroit community. Mr. Harris works tirelessly to increase economic growth within Michigan.
Jillian Blackwell: CEO of Jillian Blackwell Marketing Agency
Jillian Blackwell is proficient in e-mail marketing campaigns, as well as strategic marketing, catering her unique services to female-owned businesses.
Le’Ticia F: Fashion Stylist
Le’Ticia F is well versed in various areas of the fashion world having worked with numerous magazines, photographed agency-signed models, styled for a number of successful photo shoots and created ad campaigns for cosmetics lines and more.
Tommey Walker: Graphic Designer and Branding Specialist
Tommey Walker has created successful graphics for a number of campaigns, including Detroit bred musical artist Big Sean. Walker is also the creator of Detroit vs. Everybody, a clothing line created to shine a positive light on Detroit.
Myron Watkins: Creator of 5yve Media
Myron Watkins is a master visual artist successful in the world of film and photography who has created 5yve Media to showcase his amazing talents.
Charlie Wollborg: Creator of Curve Detroit
Charlie Wollborg is known as the chief troublemaker at Curve Detroit, a marketing, creative and social agency. Charlie is also the curator of TEDxDetroit, a seasoned speaker and all around creative branding expert.
Teia Harris: Founder and Owner of Love Publicity
Teia Harris is a known as a publicist’s publicist, as she is an entrepreneur currently representing several public relations clients in Michigan and beyond.
Darnell Macon: Co-owner of TalkOfDetroit.com
Darnell Macon is a successful business owner, event planner/promoter and website curator. Mr. Macon combines all of his talents where they are most commonly showcased on the magazine style website TalkOfDetroit.com.
Latrice Delgado-Macon: CEO of The Styling Closet
Latrice Delgado-Macon works along side her husband, Darnell Macon, on the fashion section of TalkOfDetroit.com, but is also a successful stylist to top designers and celebrities.
Ebony Rollins: CEO of ERollins Group
Ebony Rollins began ERollins Group in 2006 and since has been serving both clients and the community in the areas of branding, marketing, event planning, consulting and more. Ebony’s true goal is for ERollins Group to be a hub for information and resources to the fashion community.
Designers and Boutiques
The Westin Southfield
Michigan State University
Gehwol Fusskraft Foot Cream
Sly Dog Productions
Sly Dog Productions
Chae Michales (Tie Designer)
Terez Baskin (Fashion blogger and Fashion Social Marketing Strategist - Chicago)
Rozeta Rox (Model Trainer and Runway coordinator)
Tommy Walker (Creator of Detroit vs. Everybody)
Updated December 11, 2012