Saturday, September 8, 2012

Detroit Fashion Designer Heads To The Capsule Show In New York

Cynthia LaMaide Custom Dresses and Accessories on Model: Candace Wiwel, All Photos by Alvita Lozano

Cynthia LaMaide is one of Detroit's more diversely skilled and sought after independent Clothing Designers and known for her one of a kind knitted garments.  On a recent visit to her studio I also learned that she is serious about maintaining a sustainable approach to fashion design ( no waist and using mostly organic yarn from Italy ). 

Her resume includes costume design and styling in film as well as extensive experience with catalogue photo shoots, and celebrity wardrobe work.  "I'm a perfectionist, working with the best materials to produce a work of art that is wearable, alluring, and timeless".   Her hand work includes knitting, dying, weaving and every facet of sewing.  She also produces a variety of mixed material accessories which include scarves and jewelry.

Mrs LaMaide sells her garments to select upscale boutiques around the country and Europe.  When she travels to trade shows and participates in Art shows, her pieces sell out completely.  Her next collection is headed to the  Capsule Fashion and LifeStyle Tradeshow which will take place on September 18-20 in New York.  She will also participate in a designer trunk show at the hip Soho boutique RUIA on September the 20th.

If you happen to own her work, let me know why you had to have it and what you think of our local fashion star.  If you want to contact Cynthia for custom order and general inquiries send her an e-mail at

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