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Samurai-inspired Outfits to be on view at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital - Ten designers display their creations based on DIA exhibition Samurai: Beyond the Sword

Wednesday, April 09, 2014


Contact: Pamela Marcil 313-833-7899 

Outfits created by local fashion designers, inspired by works in the Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA) exhibition Samurai: Beyond the Sword, will be on view as part of a fashion design contest hosted by the DIA and Detroit Garment Group Guild (DG3)

April 21–27

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, 6777 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield 

The public is invited to view the 10 outfits, then vote on their favorite one. A fashion show will be held at the DIA on May 17 at noon, where the winner, chosen by public votes, will be announced. Beginning April 21, people can vote online at

Narjes Almajidi Detroit Wayne State University student
Janna Coumoundouros Clawson Lilacpop Studio
Loren D. Jordan Southfield LOJO
Sarah Lapinski Detroit Wound Menswear LLC
Bonnie Pearce Northville College for Creative Studies student
Kelly Sager Ann Arbor Kelly Lynne
Bridget Sullivan Grosse Pointe Farms Bridget Sullivan Designs
Lena Harbali Ann Arbor Eastern Michigan University student
Deanna Zapico Troy Deanna Zapico
Cheryl Zemke Riverview C. Creations


The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA’s collection is known for its quality, range, and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

Programs are made possible with support from residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.