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Hi everyone,

Today’s Discovering Detroit post is working double time. I’m featuring a Detroit art installation alongside an up and coming Detroit fashion brand! A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the launch of Deviate Fashion’s new line over at the ever trendy, ever edgy Detroit is the New Black store on Woodward Ave. When this girl rocking cute bangs popped up next to me and complimented my highlights, I had zero idea that she was one of the co-founders of the brand.

It was amazing chatting with the two sisters, Kelsey and Cassidy, who are both in their early 20s and already making a name in the fashion world. Their clothing line, which features Detroit-sourced dyes, blends street style edge with a feminine touch. In the age of awareness and more focus on being eco-friendly, it’s great to see a brand that uses plant-based dyes and cares about sustainability. You can read more about Kelsey, Cassidy, and their brand here!

I picked up one of their drawstring cropped sweatshirts at the launch party and have been loving it ever since. Now that I think of it, that was one of my first ever actual “blogger” events. Not only was it super exciting for me personally, but it goes along with the message that the sisters are trying to spread:

Detroit is a fashion city.

Speaking of Detroit, any of you in the area should make a quick trip to check out the Robolights art installation by MOCAD. I always get excited that the city constantly has new installations to check out. Unlike typical museum art pieces (which I still have a soft spot for) you can walk through, interact with, and of course take great pictures with site specific art. I honestly can’t think of a good way to describe Robolights. I’ll just say think Christmas meets junkyard meets Bollywood music and see the rest for yourself!

As for my outfit, I love the boxy cropped cut you get with the drawstring and the slightly longer sleeves of the sweatshirt. I paired it with my 7 for all mankind jeans, Gucci belt, Jeffrey Campbell boots, and my Free People belt bag. Yes, I’m officially a belt bag kind of girl now. A crossbody-wearing belt bag kind of girl.



While this sweatshirt from the launch isn’t available online, you can pick up the cropped style in hoodie form. They actually have Black Friday sales going through 12/6 so make sure to take advantage! I can see this being a great way to treat yo’self or get gifts for friends. Outfit details will be linked below. Have a great weekend!

xoxo, Emm

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This article was written and published by Emily Nghiem and you can read the full article here.

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