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Nabeela Najjar

Costume/Fashion Designer, College for creative studies in Detroit, MI

Fashionable Detroit

PRESENTED ON JUN 29, 2017
IN DETROIT @ VOL 32

As a fashion and costume designer, Nabeela Najjar creates garments that are heavily influenced by dreams and nature. She recently graduated from the College for Creative Studies where she focused on fiber and textiles design.

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Fashionable Fa├žades

BY KATHERINE LOVE
@ VOL 25 ON DEC 11, 2015

Katherine Love’s presentation for Façade will focus on her two most recent bodies of work Romantic Landscapes and Mutations, which feature elaborate hairstyles from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, often juxtaposed against the backdrop of a romanticized landscape.

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A Journey in Hats

BY ELEANOR O'CONNELL
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!

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Detroit Mobility Specialist

BY JEFFREY NOLISH
@ VOL 31 ON MAR 22, 2017

Jeffrey Nolish used to be an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Air Force. Today, he works to make it easier about Detroit – whether on foot, by book, or by mass transit.

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Bridget Sullivan Designs

BY BRIDGET SULLIVAN
@ VOL 27 ON APR 07, 2016

Bridget Sullivan is an artist who creates garments for dancers, singers, and formal occasions. Grammy-Award winning musician Esperanza Spalding has performed in Bridget’s eco-friendly fashion apparel all over the world.

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Self-made Mermaid

BY JACOBEE ROSE BUCHANAN
@ VOL 32 ON AUG 17, 2017

Jacobee Rose Buchanan relates her history playing dress-up as a kid and how it led to entering a mermaid contest (again and again) in aduthood.

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Costumes From Fit to Stage

BY SARAH BELL
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

Research. Discovery. Literature. Creativity. 

These are the factors that drive Sarah Bell, costume designer wth the Whitefish Theatre Company. At times, Sarah's skills need to be as various as her motivations. Costumes define characters. To discover that definition, it takes a talanted person with a creative vision, as well as someone who must often achieve feats of engineering to make that vision come to life, 

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The Detroit Industrial Adaptive Reuse Initiative

BY MARTA GAZDA-AUSKALNIS
@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

The Detroit Industrial Adaptive Reuse Initiative is dedicated to identifying positively impactful strategies for Detroit’s vacant and underutilized industrial spaces. Alicia Adams + Marta Gazda’s 8-month effort is focused on developing thoughtful, innovative, and inclusive strategies for the reutilization for nearly 6 square miles of underutilized space for workforce, sustainable systems, recreation, and community support.

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Creating a New Neighborhood in Detroit

BY GEORGE PETKOSKI
@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

As George Petkoski works to rebuild a neighborhood in Detroit, he searches for a concept to unify the project design in a meaningful and recognizable manner. He starts with several interrelated ideas that will become the basis of a design.

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Stitch City-Old Redford Detroit

BY MICHAEL STYCZYNSKI
@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

Michael Styczynski, Laura Walker & Paul Codreanu had the winning design proposal for the DCDC and the City of Detroit’s Planning & Development Department. Their shared experience and expertise show us how design can help to redevelop a city.