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Samurai-inspired Outfits to be on view at Warren Community Center - Ten designers display their creations based on DIA exhibition Samurai: Beyond the Sword

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Contact: Pamela Marcil 313-833-7899 


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

April 28–May 4

Warren Community Center, 5460 Arden Rd. 

The public will determine the winner of the design contest by voting on their favorite outfit and the winning creation will be announced at a fashion show of the 10 outfits at the DIA May 17 at noon. People can vote at the Warren Community Center, or online beginning April 21 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.