Young designers from Detroit are headed to New York Fashion Week to represent the city with two Afrofuturism-inspired looks created under the guidance of experienced design mentors.
The Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan made this possible with its signature Industry Club program, launched in 2020 to help prepare young people for careers in various fields. The Fashion Industry Club was the first of now eight industries available for local youth to gain experience in.
In partnership with Black-owned New York-based retailer Maison Black, the Boys and Girls Club will host its second runway show at New York Fashion Week this season, which runs from Feb. 9-14. Spearheaded by Detroit native Tori Nichel, Maison Black not only spotlights Black designers but also extends its reach through the Maison Black Foundation, dedicated to nurturing Black youth in