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Issue 17 Out Now

Detroit Fashion Designers on the Rise

Detroit’s fashion designers are making a name for themselves, pushing boundaries, and creating unique and inclusive collections. From sustainable practices to artistic creations, these designers are putting Detroit on the map as the next fashion city. In this article, we will explore the innovative Detroit fashion brands and boutiques that are making waves in women’s clothing in Detroit.

Coup D’Etat: Where Fashion Meets Empowerment


Coup D’Etat is a name that cannot be ignored when it comes to women's fashion in Detroit. Owned by the passionate and powerful Angela Wisniewski, Coup D’Etat is a boutique that celebrates women and their individuality. Located in a historic setting, this eclectic shop offers contemporary women’s apparel, accessories, and lifestyle items from independent designers and emerging brands. Whether you’re looking for a statement piece or a complete wardrobe revamp, Coup D’Etat has you covered. Shop online at their website or visit their store at 3044 W. Grand Boulevard Ste. L-460, Detroit, MI.

Ms Monika Marie: Unapologetic Fashion for All

Monika Marie is not just a fashion designer but a photographer and lifestyle brand owner as well. With a recent rebranding, Ms Monika Marie is making a splash in the Detroit fashion scene. This Detroit native creates unified men's and women’s clothing, making unapologetic statements through her designs. With over 10 years of experience in fashion design, Monika Marie’s brand represents a movement of individuals who live by their own rules. Keep an eye on this rising star and expect to see her work on red carpets, in music videos, and making waves in the fashion industry.

Rosemarine Textiles: Sustainability Meets Style

Small business owner Meghan Navoy is leading the way in sustainable fashion with Rosemarine Textiles. This Detroit-based brand produces home goods and accessories with a focus on women’s clothing. Navoy’s commitment to sustainability is evident in her use of natural dyeing techniques and reusing materials to reduce waste. From silk scrunchies to bandanas and silk velvet pillows, Rosemarine Textiles offers earthy, botanical-colored pieces that are both stylish and eco-friendly. Shop online at their website and support this local, sustainably-made brand.

Dope Too LLC: Luxury Loungewear for the Modern Individual

Dope Too LLC, launched by Postcards from Everywhere, is a luxury loungewear apparel brand that aims to uplift the black community and anyone looking to live life to the fullest. Owned by Sharise Crumley, this woman and black-owned clothing line offers comfortable and stylish apparel that encourages self-expression. From crewnecks and beanies to jogger pants, their pieces are perfect staples for the colder months. Check out their website for the latest unique Detroit (Tour) IRL Tee and be “Dope In Real Life.”

Deviate Fashion: Redefining Fashion with Sustainable Innovation

Deviate Fashion, a Detroit-based fashion brand is redefining men's and women’s clothing with a focus on sustainable textile innovation. Founded by dynamic duo sisters Cassidy and Kelsey Tucker, Deviate Fashion tells stories through their collections inspired by original storybook concepts. Their label has rapidly evolved with a strong emphasis on community, merging fashion and art in a meaningful way. As a 2023 FGI NYC “Rising Star” finalist, Deviate is ready-to-wear fashion with a purpose. Explore their sustainable, luxury pieces on their website and support their mission.

Not Sorry Goods: Clothing for the Unapologetically Authentic

Not Sorry Goods, founded by Dy-Min Johnson and Jess Minnick, is a brand that encourages individuals to be unapologetically themselves. Their sustainable and affordable apparel focuses on themes that intersect identity, culture, and current events. From beanies to crewnecks and joggers, their Everyday Activist Collection sparks conversations and empowers wearers to embrace their authenticity. Support their shop online or visit one of their Pride Month Pop-ups this June to find your own unapologetically awesome pieces.

Honorable Mentions

In addition to these remarkable fashion brands, there are a few honorable mentions worth exploring in the Detroit fashion scene:

  • Nabeela Najjar: A costume and fashion designer who graduated from Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, Nabeela creates unique and artistic pieces that are also available for sale.

  • Detroit Couture: A luxury online boutique located in Southfield, Detroit Couture offers a curated selection of high-end fashion for those seeking a touch of elegance.

Detroit’s fashion scene is thriving, and these designers are at the forefront of the city’s fashion revolution. From empowering women to sustainable practices, these brands are making a statement and leaving their mark on the industry. Whether you’re looking for eclectic contemporary pieces or unapologetic fashion, Detroit has something for everyone. Embrace the creativity and individuality of Detroit fashion and support these talented designers as they continue to shape the future of the industry.


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