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Nabeela Najjar

Costume/Fashion Designer, College for creative studies in Detroit, MI

Fashionable Detroit

PRESENTED ON JUN 29, 2017
IN DETROIT @ VOL 32

As a fashion and costume designer, Nabeela Najjar creates garments that are heavily influenced by dreams and nature. She recently graduated from the College for Creative Studies where she focused on fiber and textiles design.

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Brigid KO Designs

BY BRIGID OESTERLING
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 11, 2014

Designer Brigid Oesterling of BrigidKO creates couture costuming and clothing made primarily from innertubes and recycled materials. Her focus has been to use innertubes from cars, motorcycles and bicycles. Not your typical recycled-wear, the recycled rubber material often has a leather look which the designer masterfully balances with other materials, often masking the identity of the innertube. Her work is innovative and, these unique pieces are both delicate and bold. 

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Works from one of the Swedish Fashion Talents 2015

BY EMELIE JANRELL
@ VOL 53 ON AUG 18, 2015

Emelie Janrell is a fashion designer who this year was nominated for Swedish Fashion Talents 2015, among 9 other promising fashion designers. Beautiful photos of Emelies work are featured in this Pecha Kucha.

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Fashionable Fa├žades

BY KATHERINE LOVE
@ VOL 25 ON DEC 11, 2015

Katherine Love’s presentation for Façade will focus on her two most recent bodies of work Romantic Landscapes and Mutations, which feature elaborate hairstyles from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, often juxtaposed against the backdrop of a romanticized landscape.

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A Journey in Hats

BY ELEANOR O'CONNELL
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!

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Detroit Mobility Specialist

BY JEFFREY NOLISH
@ VOL 31 ON MAR 22, 2017

Jeffrey Nolish used to be an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Air Force. Today, he works to make it easier about Detroit – whether on foot, by book, or by mass transit.

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Bridget Sullivan Designs

BY BRIDGET SULLIVAN
@ VOL 27 ON APR 07, 2016

Bridget Sullivan is an artist who creates garments for dancers, singers, and formal occasions. Grammy-Award winning musician Esperanza Spalding has performed in Bridget’s eco-friendly fashion apparel all over the world.

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Self-made Mermaid

BY JACOBEE ROSE BUCHANAN
@ VOL 32 ON AUG 17, 2017

Jacobee Rose Buchanan relates her history playing dress-up as a kid and how it led to entering a mermaid contest (again and again) in aduthood.

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Costumes From Fit to Stage

BY SARAH BELL
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

Research. Discovery. Literature. Creativity. 

These are the factors that drive Sarah Bell, costume designer wth the Whitefish Theatre Company. At times, Sarah's skills need to be as various as her motivations. Costumes define characters. To discover that definition, it takes a talanted person with a creative vision, as well as someone who must often achieve feats of engineering to make that vision come to life, 

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Walking through history

BY ANGELA MOMBERS
@ VOL 23 ON APR 18, 2018

Angela Mombers makes detailled and rich reproductions of historical costumes, usually of nobility. het costumes frange from the 15th till beginning of 20th century. She is inspired by antique paintings and museum artifacts. The process of costume making is followed by thousands of fans via her Instagram account Walking Through History and on FB Walking Through History with Jasper and Angela - from inspiration, via tutorials towards the end result.