Fashion 101: Kala Wilburn’s workshop will help new businesses avoid pitfalls

Fashion 101: Kala Wilburn’s workshop will help new businesses avoid pitfalls

There’s more to the fashion industry to than runways and glossy photos.  From noon to 1:30 p.m. April 18 at Ferris Wheel, 615 South Saginaw St., Flint designers and clothing retailers can attend a fashion business workshop. The event will be hosted by Kala Wilburn, founder of Fannie Lucille clothing and Vehicle City Fashion Week, who will share her insider knowledge […]

Vehicle City Fashion Week prepares designers for the stage beyond the runway

Vehicle City Fashion Week prepares designers for the stage beyond the runway

In Kala Wilburn’s world fashion isn’t just about flowing garments and colorful fabrics. The intricate industry behind memorable runway show highlights and glamorous galas is at the heart of Wilburn’s ongoing efforts and professional advocacy. As a major goal of next month’s annual Vehicle City Fashion Week, she’ll feature designers with whom she can collaborate, […]

Flint’s fashion designers will light up the night at Flint’s Alley Fest

Flint’s fashion designers will light up the night at Flint’s Alley Fest

Flint will be elevated as a center of urban streetwear this Saturday, July 14, as the FASHIONHUB collective showcases pieces from some of Flint’s  top designers in an outdoor street fashion show at Flint’s Alley Fest. The FASHIONHUB collective show will take place at 6:30 p.m. on the Ferris Wheel’s Fashion Stage. It will exemplify the strength of […]

‘Guy Code’ offers insights for navigating communication

‘Guy Code’ offers insights for navigating communication

It was the ultimate litmus test. On stage five men responded to rapid-fire questions from a largely women-dominated crowd attending “The Guy Code” at the Sloan Museum Saturday. The aim of the effort organized by Girlz Galore was to answer the age-old question: What are they thinking? If only women knew. “Although there always should […]

Women-owned businesses are driving Flint’s small business boom

Women-owned businesses are driving Flint’s small business boom

You can make it. That was a central theme of Flint’s recent GoGetHER Conference, which showcased the success stories of women like Naturalicious Hair Care Products Founder & CEO Gwen Jimmere. As an unemployed, single mother, Jimmere launched her national business with only $32 in assets and a desperate mandate to support her young son. […]

Designer and Flint native celebrates successful ‘return’ at fashion show

Designer and Flint native celebrates successful ‘return’ at fashion show

Don Smith’s recent homecoming to Flint marked a reunion even larger than the one it promoted. Billed “The Return – A Live Motion Story Fashion Presentation Show,” the event was Smith’s first collaboration with fellow city native and social media savant KendallKyndall in several years. But “The Return” also reconnected Smith with local energy and […]