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Facebook live and on CBS Radio with Rat And Puff Show today promoting Jan.21st RAINN Fashion Show

Mila Pershyna along with other Fashion Designers on Facebook live and on air with Rat And Puff Show on CBS Radio 98.7 AMP today promoting Jan.21st RAINN Fashion on Common Ground-Designer & Artisan Showcase & Trunk Show

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 Facebook live with The Styling Closet @CBS Radio AMP 98.7 :
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Attend RAINN Fashion Show!

Attend RAINN Fashion Show! 

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I hate when I realize after the fact that I missed a big fashion event! My first thought? I could have been having the time of my life! Second thought? Who didn’t tell me this was happening? Third thought? I’m absolutely going next time! That’s how I felt after missing RAINN Fashion Show last year. This year, I’ll be covering the event this Saturday the 21st at the Rattlesnake Club Detroit! So here I am telling all my lovely readers, so no one experiences my three stages of fashion grief! For those who don’t know, RAINN Fashion On Common Ground is a Charity Designer and Artisan Showcase and Trunk Show. The RAINN organization stands for Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, and fundraising also benefits Common Ground, and Haven charities. RAINN boasts almost 60 sponsors, some of which being big names. One of the most notable, is Detroit’s 98.7 AMP Radio’s Rat and Puff Show. This morning at 9am, designers and models were on air hanging out with the guys, giving away a pair of tickets to the show, a gift certificate to a spa, and a runway teaser on Facebook Live! The event will be hosted by the beautiful Ms. Michigan US Universal Sherlyn Fox, and Local 4 News personality Jason Colthorp. RAINN will feature talented artists like Mila Pershyna, designer behind the contemporary clothing line MP Fashion, and Latrice Delgado-Macon of The Styling Closet as head stylist. In addition to gourmet appetizers, you can enjoy exclusive specialty drinks dedicated and created specifically for the show. Want to hear the craziest part? That is all included with your ticket! So what are you still reading this for? Go get your ticket now, before it’s too late 😉

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MP Fashion at RAINN FASHION On Common Ground Charity Event by Nicole Stolz Lier

I will have the pleasure of attending my first ever fashion charity event and trunk show on Saturday January 21, 2017: “RAINN FASHION On Common Ground Charity Designer & Artisan Showcase & Trunk Show.”  What an amazing way to start my new year while also benefiting RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network), Common Ground, and Haven charities.

RAINN is the largest national anti-sexual violence organization and they created and operated the first rape hotline. Common Ground provides a lifeline to individuals and families in crisis, and HAVEN is a comprehensive program for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.  This fundraising event will be held at The Rattlesnake Club in Detroit, MI from 6 to 11pm. Tickets available for purchase at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/detroitfashionevent2-rainn-fashion-on-common-ground-designer-artisan-showcase-and-trunk-show-tickets-27786557341

Ticket price includes adult beverages, artist display, runway & trunk show, hors d’oeuvres, and much more!

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The event will be hosted by Jason Colthorp from Local 4 News, and reigning Ms. Michigan Sherlyn Fox seen above. The event couldn’t be put together without all of the sponsors including but not limited to: DownRiver Gymnastics, Art Van, OMG Realty, Salon Rush, Gorgeous Gal, Loyalty Vacations-The Martino’s, The Rattlesnake Club, and the list goes on!

Mila Pershyna, designer behind the contemporary clothing line ‘MP Fashion’ is also one of the sponsors of this charitable event. Mila’s clothing is vibrant, unique, fashion forward, and designed with the modern woman and mother in mind. Mila and I first connected on Instagram last year. She is a mother of one son and expecting another in March! She first began designing as a little girl and then in 2013 started her own line. She now lives in Michigan and all of her clothing is made here in the USA! Check out her website at:

http://www.milapershyna.com/shop/

Some of her designs can be seen below (she is pictured in the pics below with her son) ❤. I love her outerwear designs and her spring/summer 2017 line is so vibrant!

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I can’t wait to support this event and watch the designs on the runway! After the show I will be publishing another post with lots more pics to follow and my experience at this event! Don’t forget to follow my blog posts and Instagram to get up to date style inspirations!

Love, Nicole

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From European Roots to “Made in the USA,” MP Fashion made its first debut at NYFW.

From European Roots to “Made in the USA,” MP Fashion made its first debut at NYFW.

 

Versatile, practical and timeless – just a few words to describe MP Fashion’s collection at this fall’s Plitzs New York Fashion Week. The brand made its debut on September 10th at the historic Hotel Pennsylvania located just outside of Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York City. Mila Pershyna, designer and founder of the MP Fashion brand received critical acclaim for her timeless yet innovative designs. The show featured pieces from the Fall/Winter ’16 and Spring/Summer ’17 collections with garments far from ordinary.

MP Fashion was founded in 2013 and has been making waves on the Midwest fashion scene ever since. The brand is inspired by the everyday career-oriented, busy woman – she works, travels, and takes care of her family. The emerging, contemporary-made women’s brand is classic with an edgy twist. With a focus on distinctive textures and vibrant color palettes, women from all walks of life can find joy in her apparel.

The show was welcomed by countless fashion bloggers, media and press. Plitzs offed designers the opportunity to present their brand collection to potential clients, retail fashion store/boutiques owners, buyers, general managers, potential investors, trade organizations and editors.

Met with audience attendees after the show, Mila was greeted with praise for her    exceptional creativity and precise tailoring. MP Fashion proves to be forward-looking, ahead of trends and a fashion brand worth keeping your eye on.

NYFW – MP Fashion Runway Show by Dana Frost

NYFW – MP Fashion Runway Show by Dana Frost

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Attending fashion week – even just as a spectator on the street – is something I’ve dreamed of doing for years. This year, I was fortunate enough to be invited by local Detroit designer, Mila Pershyna of MP Fashion to attend her show for the Plitzs Fashion event, whose goal is to highlight a diverse and creative, yet affordable group of designers. The event showcased a range of designers from all over the world and I was honored to sit front row for each of their shows (thanks, Mila!).

At a time when so many designers are outsourcing their manufacturing to other countries, MP Fashion is a line of contemporary women’s fashion that is all made in the US. Each piece is unique and distinctive, but extremely wearable. Comprised of mostly separates, the collection maximizes versatility. I love all the textures and the play on volume that really make Mila’s pieces special. Even a simple pair of camel pants are given new heights with a slightly slouchy feel and asymmetrical waistband.

Check out a few of my favorite pieces below and follow MP Fashion on Instagram to see her full collection.

Thanks again to MP Fashion for inviting me – I can’t wait to add a few pieces from your collection to my own wardrobe!

Photos by Leonid Tikh of LT Studio
Obsessed with these pants
This look is amazing – I might need this
Mila and Ms. AWB US 2015, Sheryln Fox
Best dressed guests – especially that yellow caped jumpsuit!
Me and Sherlyn
Me and Mila, pre-show

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Michigan Designer to Take the Stage at New York Fashion Week

From European Roots to “Made in the USA,” MP Fashion makes its debut at Plitzs NYC Fashion Week


September 10, 2016, New York, NY: Michigan apparel brand MP Fashion will be showcasing the FW16/SS17 line of their Women’s Contemporary Collection at Plitzs New York City Fashion Week. The runway show will take place at the Hotel Pennsylvania located at 401 7th Avenue with MP Fashion taking to the catwalk at 1:45 p.m. This will be a first for the brand at the highly coveted New York Fashion Week.

After freelancing for many years as a designer under her own name, CEO and lead designer Mila Pershyna established MP Fashion as a brand in 2013. Mila creates stylish and versatile clothing that mixes fine fabrics with asymmetrical cuts. Geared towards the busy, working, traveling woman who takes care of her family, Mila’s vision is to create luxury clothing that is accessible to every lady looking to live life in style and beauty. Located in Sylvan Lake, Michigan, MP Fashion women’s wear is carried by boutiques across the Midwest and online.

“People don’t put much effort and energy into dressing up. They don’t express themselves much through clothing. I want to change that. I want to see more individuality, I want women to become more brave with fashion and show off.”

Many styles created by MP Fashion are made to be worn before, during, and after pregnancy (say bye, bye to maternity clothes shopping) and are 100% American-made.

About Mila Pershyna: Born and raised in Grodno, Belarus, Mila decided to make Michigan her home after completing an internship with fashion mogul Diane von Furstenburg in New York City. Her work has been featured in many local fashion magazines, as well as numerous fashion blogs and media outlets.  

Mila, a wife and mother, is a self-proclaimed fashion risk-taker who is a prominent participant in charity events and fashion shows, including Detroit Fashion Week, the North American International Auto Show, Cincinnati Fashion Week and many more.

We would love to see you during New York Fashion Week!
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Styleshack: Designer Spotlight MP FASHION – Mila Pershyna By Rachel Schostak

Article link: https://www.styleshack.com/notes/detail/DesignerSpotlight-MPFashion

We had the opportunity to chat with talented designer, Mila Pershyna of MP Fashion. From traveling all of the over the globe to settling down in Detroit she’s created a wearable yet chic collection made in the USA. Read about her career journey in our interview below.

{SS}: Can you give us a brief background on your career and how the company, MP Fashion was

{Mila Pershyna}: Born and raised in Grodno, Belarus, I first discovered my love for fashion at a very young age when I would make paper dolls and dress them. I turned my childhood hobby into a professional skill and began creating clothes for my friends and myself. After traveling to the U.S., I made the decision to move to the United States and make Michigan my home.

My extensive experience in retail management, along with an internship with fashion legend Diane Von Furstenberg had earned me invitations to participate in Detroit Fashion Week, Fashion in Detroit, and Cincinnati Fashion Week. While completing my MA in Fashion Design and Merchandising at Wayne State University, {and while being pregnant} I wrote my master’s essay on contemporary maternity wear, and found a need for fashionable, transitional outerwear and sportswear. That’s when MP Fashion was born.

After graduating, I began to grow the company and the identity as American made women’s contemporary apparel. The goal of the company was to have everything made in the USA with high quality production. The first collection I designed called Maternity and Beyond, was designed for active city women that could wear the items before, after, and during pregnancy.

Soon after, Zulily became interested in my brand. After meeting with and researching countless production factories, I realized that it would be more efficient and less expensive to establish and produce my brand in Michigan. I partnered with Michigan Fashion Proto, who helped run the first production of coats for Zulily. From there, through professional connections and trade shows, the brand started to get buyers’ attention and was featured in various magazines. Retail buyers really love the fact that the brand is ‘Made in the USA’ with exceptional quality. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I discontinued my partnership with Michigan Fashion Proto in order to enhance quality and work on a better timeline. While continuing to participate in various trade shows throughout the Midwest, for a brief time period I ran my business from home. Eventually I established a solid partnership with a production factory located in the Bronx called Spoiled Rotten USA, and currently work with them today.

As the brand grew, MP Fashion moved to its own studio with production and showroom located in Sylvan Lake, Michigan. Since opening my own facility I have had many inquiries for new and upcoming designers to assist with designs, so now a part of what we do is help upcoming designers build their brand and product as well. 

{SS}: Inspiration behind the current collection? 

{Mila Pershyna}: When I first started my brand I was pregnant and wanted to design for pregnant women. My son is now five and my lifestyle is completely different, so I want to create fashion forward, comfortable, and highly adaptable pieces that are suitable for a variety of body types.

I find a lot of inspiration through travels however, the current collection was inspired through my various research of the fashion history. Additionally, I gained some resourceful ideas by visiting textile trade shows.

{SS}: Can you each share one of your favorite pieces ever designed?

{Mila Pershyna}: One of my favorite pieces that I’ve ever designed is an asymmetrical baby doll coat with a wave like empire seam. It may look very simple in the picture but it was a long engineering process to accomplish the perfect drape and seams and a lot of time and effort was invested into perfecting the pattern. I wasted yards and yards of muslin and drafting paper before I accomplished the final look. I think this was the hardest design I’ve ever worked on but the most enjoyable because it pushed me and design limits.

{SS}: Who is the lady wearing your collection?   

{Mila Pershyna}: She is the fashion and budget-conscious city woman who is established in her career whether she is 25 or 45 years old. A woman who is fully invested in her professional life and who is about to add a child to her already busy schedule. The one who values the importance of style, quality, and easy dressing – being able to grab something out of the closet and know that it will look good and feel good. {Local blogger Color and Grace seen left wearing an MP Fashion coat.}

{SS}: Current favorite pieces?

{Mila Pershyna}: I love everything I make and If I don’t, you won’t see it.

Wool-blend Marsala Cape sleeves coat with ultra suede trim / Maxi Stripe dress 

I love to wear the maxi dress in the summer, it’s so soft and comfy!

 {SS}: A few items in your “Styleshack” A.K.A closet that you can’t live without?

{Mila Pershyna}: This is one my favorite coats. I wear it almost every day to work. I love big pockets with lace, big lapels and the comfort of the Robe coat.

Wool-Blend Robe Coat with lace trim

This dress is perfect for traveling. It’s doesn’t wrinkle, it’s light and easy, and can be worn so many ways. You can wear it with legging and boots, a denim or leather jacket, or even over a turtleneck.

Animal Print Asymmetrical Dress

{SS} Who or What inspires your style?  Favorite Style Icon?  

{Mila Pershyna}: My mom had a major influence on my style, I always looked up to her and unconsciously would copy her style. She was a business woman, always dressed elegant and always had her clothes custom made for her. In Belarus {where I’m from} we didn’t have a lot of options for fashionable women’e apparel, which is a main reason why my mom had her clothes custom made and why I started creating pieces for myself in the first place.

Some time around middle school, I established my own sense of style and became a trendsetter. I noticed that other girls were copying my style, which made me want to constantly change my look so I didn’t look like everyone else.

{SS}: What is your Style Archetype?

{SS}: Favorite fashion or lifestyle blog or industry publication of choice?

{Mila Pershyna}: Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue, Style.com, Pinterest.com.

{SS}: Favorite “local” boutiques in your area or anywhere in the world? 

{Mila Pershyna}: I only usually shop for clothes when I travel so I don’t rally have a particular favorite “local” boutique, however, before my pregnancy I liked to shop at Caruso Caruso and Anthropologie in Birmingham.

When I travel to Manhattan I like to window shop all the way from China Town to the Upper East Side and I always visit Bergdorf because they have everything I want and need under one roof. I also love going to vintage stores because you can always find something unique.

SS}: Words to live by? Or Favorite Quote?

 {Mila Pershyna}: Back in college I studied foreign languages including Latin. I found many wise Latin expressions that can be applied in our lives.

This is my favorite “Dum Spiro Spero”, which translates, “As long as I breath I hope”.

MP Fashion Mila Pershyna interview linkup by Grace Liang

MP Fashion Mila Pershyna interview linkup by Grace Liang

http://colorandgrace.com

I met Mila Pershyna, the founder and CEO of MP Fashion LLC, back in November 2015. Her designs were closing the show at the wonderful RAINN Fashion on Common Ground: Designer Showcase & Trunk Show.

MP Fashion cape+ Prism sunglasses+Joe's jeans+DV black booties+ mod doctors bag
MP Fashion cape+ Prism sunglasses+Joe’s jeans+DV black booties+ mod doctors bag

I was amazed by her designs and herself. What a beautiful and talented woman! Below is Mila rocking her own design at the end of her fashion show.

MP Fashion interivew http://colorandgrace.com
MP Fashion interivew http://colorandgrace.com

I think you will not be surprised that she was previously a model. In fact, she still models for her own design sometimes. How can she keep her killer figure after giving birth to her super cute son? I don’t know, maybe I have to do another interview post to get her tricks.

During my winter break, I visited her showroom and design studio. I remember she told me before that the life of a fashion designer is not as glamorous as most people think. To be a good one, it involves a lot of hard work.

MP Fashion interivew http://colorandgrace.com

MP Fashion interivew http://colorandgrace.com
MP Fashion interivew http://colorandgrace.com

Mila Pershyna began her journey into the fashion world with experience in apparel retailing and an internship with the world-renown Diane von Furstenberg. Mila’s skills and creativity have earned her two finalist spots in the American Sewing Expo “Passion for Fashion” live sewing and design contest – as well as invitations to participate in fashion week events throughout the Midwest.

MP Fashion prides itself on being a brand committed to fit the fashionable woman’s demand for quality apparel. With a studio and showroom located in Michigan, the brand is designed and manufactured in the U.S.A.

MP Fashion interivew http://colorandgrace.com

MP Fashion interivew http://colorandgrace.com

Mila was born and raised in Grodno, Belarus. She first discovered her love for fashion at a very young age, when she would make paper dolls and dress them up. As Mila got older, her childhood pasttime evolved into a more professional skill. Mila soon began creating clothes for her friends, peers and even herself.
Maybe that is why I gave up on my own fashion designer’s dream. I was too busy climbing trees and playing in the farm fields when I was young. Oh well, I guess that’s why I went with my “plan B” where the “B” stands for Blogging!

Below is one of my favorite pieces from her line.

MP Fashion interivew http://colorandgrace.com

MP Fashion interivew http://colorandgrace.com

During the visit, it happened to be just the perfect timing for her semi-sample sale. Hey, despite what my husband thinks, I had NO IDEA there was a sale of any kind going on. I was totally shocked and had to hold onto my husband’s wallet to keep me from feinting! But of course once I recovered I had to support our local talent, and the economy. So totally I bought 4 pieces from MP Fashion and am modeling one for today’s post. I probably would’ve bought more but, as with most designers, Mila targets women a bit taller than my 5 foot nothing and a quarter height! Anyway, I am sure you will see some more of my scores on later blog posts.

Mila is a very active community member. She writes articles for local newspapers (Detroit Express), and provides professional design development and production services for others. She also offers internships and educational workshops (Facebook and meetup page-Michigan Fashion Industry Professionals Group). Outside of designing and growing the business, she dedicates a significant amount of time to local volunteer and charity work. Which, again, is how we met in the first place.

MP Fashion interivew http://colorandgrace.com
MP Fashion interivew http://colorandgrace.com

Mila is a very active community member. She writes articles for local newspapers (Detroit Express), and provides professional design development and production services for others. She also offers internships and educational workshops (Facebook and meetup page-Michigan Fashion Industry Professionals Group). Outside of designing and growing the business, she dedicates a significant amount of time to local volunteer and charity work. Which, again, is how we met in the first place.

Always looking to develop new talent, MP Fashion has even incorporated those efforts into their mission statement: “Part of what we do is help new and upcoming designers to build their brand and product”. MP Fashion has a high demand for those services so the company also provides resources for fashion professionals in product development that includes pattern making, prototyping, fitting, grading, digitizing and consulting.

Now you may ask, where can you find her designs? Well I’m glad you asked! There are many ways in fact. MP Fashion wholesales to boutiques, they also sell online- mpfashion.us and e-commerce sites like Smartbargains, Zulily and groupon. If you are living in Michigan, you can check out her showroom at 2474 Orchard Lake Rd., Sylvan Lake, MI 48320. Make sure to contact her via milapershyna@gmail.com for an appointment.

I really love all the pieces I bought and have already gotten quite a few compliments. They are very well made, and she takes pride in her work. Before she handed them over to me, she thoroughly checked every seam, fixed a loose button and cut off every little loose thread. Details decide everything and Mila is definitely detail oriented.

MP Fashion cape+ Prism sunglasses+Joe's jeans+DV black booties+ mod doctors bag

MP Fashion cape+ Prism sunglasses+Joe’s jeans+DV black booties+ mod doctors bag

Just in case you are wondering if this is a sponsored post, the answer is no. I bought everything by using my own money (well I count my husband’s money as mine)! I simply just admire her work and wanted to spread the word.  Have a great day and don’t forget to linkup with us, also enter the giveaway below.

I know the holidays can be stressful for a lot of people, so you may need some little whiff of comfort to give yourself, or someone out there. Now I am giving away a brand new bottle of Nicole Lee Blooming Bouquet Eau de Toilette to one lucky winner. Please note, this giveaway is valid in the USA only. Please enter this giveaway below, I just need you to do three things, leave a blog comment, follow me on Instagram, also retweet or repost on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Also check out the Nicole Lee website; I don’t think you’ll be disappointed! Good luck everybody!

MP Fashion joins Detroit Designer Showcase and Trunk Show charity event.

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Founder of MP Fashion, a Michigan based apparel brand, Mila Pershyna, joins forces with Ms. All World Beauties US, Sherlyn Fox, to organize a Detroit Designer Showcase and Trunk Show to benefit the RAINN Foundation and the Common Ground Centers of Hope of Michigan.

Event organizers are currently searching for generous sponsors, models, and volunteers to help with the event on November 7th. If interested please email MsAWBUS2015@gmail.com for more information.

We are happy to invite you to this fashion-filled event on November 7th at the Rattlesnake Club emceed by Jason Colthorp from Channel 4 News. Early-bird general admission tickets are available for $57 until September 30th and $75 starting October 1st. Experience the event to its fullest with the executive seating or VIP runway ticket options starting at $100. Tickets are limited and going fast. All proceeds benefit the RAINN Foundation and the Common Ground Centers of Hope.

Join us in your best cocktail attire. Pre-show drinks and appetizers will be served. Be ready to witness beautiful local artist work, amazing designer showcases, and meet reigning Titleholders. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets available online only at msawbus2015fashionshowcase.eventbrite.com

Special thank you to our current sponsors: Tittle Brothers Construction, Ambassador Magazine, Salon Blue, and Rattlesnake Club.

Save 50c Per Piece With These Pre-Production Hacks

Save 50c Per Piece With These Pre-Production Hacks

Find article “Save 50c Per Piece With These Pre-Production Hacks”  by Mila Pershyna  at MakersRow.com.

With costs of labor and fabric soaring, budget-conscious designers are cutting costs wherever possible, especially in the early years of a budding business. Even larger apparel makers are redesigning clothing to extract savings.

It All Adds Up

During product development, eliminating a decorative stitching and seam that costs $0.20-$0.50 per garment doesn’t seem like a lot, but when scaled larger, it’s a significant saving. Thinking about practicality will help to determine whether certain design elements are useful or not. Always lean towards utility rather than decoration when determining whether a design element (like cuffs, pleats, etc.) should be eliminated. Making less complicated patterns and creating smaller pattern pieces vs. few big pieces can, in turn, create better markers and can reduce waste by $0.50. Fabric takes half the cost of the garment, while the other half is a combination of trims, shipping costs, sample making, production costs, and more. In some cases, fashion trends can make a designer’s life easier too. The slim silhouette favored in suits by young men or miniskirts and cropped tops loved by teenage girls, for instance, can save a lot of fabric, and therefore money.

Put A Label On It

When designing a garment, symmetry is preferred. Symmetrical garments are easier to produce and are better for businesses that are just starting out and looking to avoid extra costs. Labeling pattern pieces clearly, eliminating patterns with “cut on fold” and “cut 2 or 4” can make the production process smoother and quicker. Always remember to label the following:

  • • Grain line
  • • Style name
  • • Piece name
  • • Seam allowance
  • • Center backs
  • • Center fronts
  • • All necessary notches
  • • If you require factory to make a sample, put together a tech pack and include a prototype.

A few more things to consider during the pre-production process is to have a professional company to do grading, digitizing and smart marking. Paying for these services saves you a lot of time and reduces the fabric waste. You can also cut cost on pre-cutting fabric before sending it off to the factory, which immediately reduces shipping weight off the bat.

Think Global, Act Local

In the early stages of manufacturing, it’s better to start local. Not only do overseas factories ask to meet hefty minimum orders, but their turnaround time is about three weeks slower than that of domestic manufacturers. This can hurt profits because it doesn’t allow the product to reach customers as quickly. For a business to thrive, it needs to fulfill as much demand as possible, and often as early as possible. Working with factories nearby can be a great benefit to your business because it may completely eliminate shipping costs, there’s more flexibility on an initial investment because you can start with lower inventory numbers, and your increased production speed will allow you to fulfill more reorders for your customers.

There are many other ways to pinch a penny when just starting out in the apparel industry, but these are a few important aspects to think about. Practical design, smart marking, proactive pre-production, and producing local are all small parts to a very large picture- the success of your business!

The Main Event 20 Press Release

The Main Event 20 Press Release

Event Honors Industry Leaders, Showcases Exceptional Student Designers and Features a Special Fashion Show

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 11, 2015 – The MAIN Event Summer Drive-In brings the Detroit design community together at the Lawrence Technological University (LTU) Southfield Campus (21000 West 10 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48075). This invitation-only event recognizes industry executives, showcases student design work, and features Detroit fashion on the runway. Special thanks to The Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Human Solutions and Lawrence Technological University.

This June we come together to honor Ford GT, Lincoln and Camaro with feature spots in the day’s agenda as well as representation from classic car enthusiasts. The program features lunch and then afternoon presentations from Eric Shreffler (MEDC), Colin Bonathan (Ford GT), Lindsey Grant (Lincoln Interiors), Hwasup Lee (Camaro), Chris Theodore (T&A President), Adam Bazydlo (Ford PD Design – Keynote).

The evening program begins with a User Experience Panel Discussion featuring Larry Smythe (Nissan), Dave Mitropoulos-Rundus (Hyundai), Jason Diehl (General Motors), Dan Vandersluis (Faurecia) and Emilio Felicanio (Fiat, Chrysler Automobiles).

Other features include the Ford GT-Inspired Boat concept by Adam Bazydlo and a classic car exhibition. In addition, the LTU Transportation Design and Industrial Design programs will be showcased at the event in the main gallery; the collection includes the best work from both Junior and Senior classes.

The Detroit Fashion Week (DFW) runway show caps off our evening. This summer’s runway features, Lilacpop Studios, The Paper Dress Code, Ashley Harris Design, Bridget Sullivan Design, MP Fashion, Marsa Alam and J.Patricia. As the fashion show concludes, all in attendance are invited to join us for cocktails and networking into the evening hours.

Information about the MAIN Event:

The Motorcity Automotive Industry Night (MAIN) Event serves as a welcome and homecoming to Detroit for all automotive professionals. The invitation-only event’s purpose is to recognize the professional communi­ty, feature concepts from students of Lawrence Technological University, and serve as a mem­orable and celebratory summer occasion for those in industry.

For industry registration please email staff@mainevent20.com.

For additional details regarding the MAIN Event, go to: www.mainevent20.com.

MP Fashion debuts at Metro-Michigan Women’s Wear  Market (MMWW) and Stylemax.

MP Fashion debuts at Metro-Michigan Women’s Wear Market (MMWW) and Stylemax.

Something that is hard to come by is a product made in the U.S. Something even more rare is a Made in Michigan product, but MP Fashion has done just that. Mila Pershyna, the founder and head designer of MP Fashion,  returned to Michigan after working in the fashion industry with DvF in New York City and kick-started MP Fashion in 2012 from her home in Bloomfield Hills. Now coming upon her 2nd year in business, Mila was happy to share Fall/Winter Outerwear collection and the new Spring/Summer 2015 line to interested buyers at the MMWW Market in Livonia and Stylemax in Chicago a month back. With her initial goal to create quality pieces that are fashionable and elegant, Mila found just that with production in Michigan. The Made in Michigan aspect of her line attracted buyers and she was happy to find that others appreciated her strive for quality by keeping production close to home.

Made In Michigan Brand to have retail space at Runway Lansing, Fashion Incubator

Made In Michigan Brand to have retail space at Runway Lansing, Fashion Incubator

After studying Fashion Design at Wayne State University and completing a Masters in contemporary maternity wear, Mila Pershyna launched her contemporary fashion brand MP Fashion in 2012. Now with her brands 2nd year in business rounding the corner, Mila is happy to announce that MP Fashion will be having a retail space at Runway Lansing. The recent opening of Runway Lansing, Fashion Incubator sparked her interest and she was happy to be a part of this new expansion of fashion in the Michigan area. Something also unique to the MP Fashion is that it is produced in Michigan, an aspect that matched Mila’s goal to create quality pieces that are elegant and fashionable.

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