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Couture 313
An exhibition showcasing Detroit Couture Designers
Aki Choklat
(Accessory Designer)
Boswell Hardwick
(Accessory/Millinary Designer)
Donovan Dewberry
(Fashion Designer))
Eric Beamon
(Jewelry Designer)
Tina Tomicic
(Handbag Designer)
Tom Carbone (Shoe Designer)

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February - April
Product and Textile Design focused. Design Dare workshops.
Outdoor guided tours.
Energy: Brain Health and the Power Of Creative Expression
June - August
Designer Showcase
September - December
showcasing the full supply chain. In 2021 the focus is on Product Design plus the International Design Dare Reveal Fundraiser Fashion Showcase is the COUTURE 313 Fundraiser
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The archived exhibitions and programs information listed below is in descending order, the most recent is first.

Virtual collections remain online indefinitely.




Featured Designers 

Aki Choklat, Boswell Hardwick, Donovan Dewberry, Eric Beamon, Tina Tomicic , Tom Carbone

The exhibition explores the history and current conversation in regards to the couture industry.

Featured Artists

Steve Tobin


Artis Lane




During the Detroit Month of Design Detroit Design Festival in collaboration with the Design Core Network

CCS Fashion Accessories Department  Graduate showcase 2020 

College for Creative Studies Fashion Accessories Design Department will be showcasing the work of five recent Fashion Accessories graduates work.

Featured designers include: Amineh Ahmad, Heron Robinson, Mariana Sanchez, Evan Sparrow, Tori Abrahams


Virtual Gallery Exhibition: Featured the photography of Linda Solomon 


Virtual Gallery Exhibition: Launched Energy: Brain Health and the Power of Creative Expression in collaboration with Collected Detroit Gallery and the

U of M Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program



Reception and Exhibition: Mighty Queer Real Detroit

Fundraiser reception and Exhibition: Energy: Brain health and the Power off Creative Expression

Exhibition: Biomimicry

Official announcement of the permanent location


Exhibition: Textiles, Millenary  and Miniatures (8 months)

Permanent location launch at Collected Detroit 2439 4th Street Detroit, Michigan



International Design Dare Reveal: Accessory Design In collaboration with Belle Isle Conservancy at the Belle Isle Aquarium

Featured Designers (see home page for the Designers we have presented) 


Detroit Design Month Youth Day: The superpowers secrets of animals as solutions in the Design Industry in collaboration with

Design Core Detroit, Belle Isle Conservancy's Belle Isle Aquarium Featured special guest professional Amy Emmert the Aquariumist

Outdoor Adventure center, Display Group at the Michigan Science Center


Community outreach: Touch-A-Truck: Tread Design I-Spy and Design your own Tread in collaboration with the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy + Detroit Sign Factory


Community Outreach: Biomimicry Design Dare Challenge in collaboration with 

Arrow Office Supply, Michigan Science Center, Nature Comes Standard, DNR Outdoor Adventure center, Uniland Corp.



3rd annual Culinary Design Dare Challenge ongoing virtual exhibition 


Fundraiser: Fashion Design Dare Challenge Exhibition: 2D3D Hero in collaboration with

Detroit Center For Design and Technology (LTU) and the Fisher Building 


Educational Enrichment: "In the round" discussion: The Crossroads of Collaboration at Detroit Center for Design and Technology (LTU)(8 weeks)

September 26

Educational Enrichment: 'Black Women in America: Telling Our Stories'  an interactive interview opportunity in collaboration with Heal.Be.Live at the TEDX Lab


2nd Annual Sustainability Design Dare Challenge in collaboration with the Design Core Detroit Month of Design Youth Day at the

Michigan Science Center 


Educational Enrichment: Design Lab: ‘PIZZA’ is S.T.E.A.M.E.D. at the Downtown Boxing Gym-Youth Program 


Design Discussion with Dourean Fletcher the jewelry designer for the Black Panther Marvel Movie in collaboration with

The Charles H. Wright Museum, Meme Productions, Detroit Fiber Works


Community Outreach: Touch-A-Truck ( To be rescheduled-weather)


Community Outreach: Earth day: 3rd annual Biomimicry Design Dare Challenge in collaboration with the Michigan Science Center



2nd Annual Culinary Arts Design Dare Challenge


1st annual International Fashion Design Dare Challenge 'Reveal' in collaboration with the Detroit Center For Design and Technology

Liz Larin Sound Design, Lear Corp., Stephen Bradford & Co., M.J. Foley Co., Luigi Bruni Salon, Liz In Detroit, Global Ties > Detroit, 2441 Street Food, Fantasee Lighting


Design Discussion: The History and Mystery of the Detroit Fashion Industry 

Fashion Design Dare Challenge: 'sourceFORMATION' in collaboration with Detroit Center for Design + Technology (LTU)(8 weeks)


1st annual Sustainability Design Dare Challenge in collaboration with DC3, Build Institute, Lit Visual Productions, Detroit Sign Factory

Liz Larin Sound Design, at the Michigan Science Center


Educational Enrichment: Futurism in  Sport Design in collaboration with the Downtown Boxing Gym-Youth Program S.T.E.M. Lab


Community Outreach: Touch - A - Truck in collaboration with the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy


Panel Discussion: "The Cost of what You Wear" in collaboration with Global Ties > Detroit and the WaterLofts at Port Detroit


Community Outreach: Earth Day: 2nd Annual Biomimicry Design Dare Challenge in collaboration with the

Robert C. and Achille Jones sponsors honoring the legacy of Robert S. and  Margaret Jones Foundation

Hour Magazine, business, Detroit Home Magazine print sponsor 



Community Outreach and announcement: 1st Annual Biomimicry Design Dare Competition, photo shoot and social media campaign in collaboration with the Detroit Skillman Library and the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center with

Robert C. and Archille Jones supported by the Robert S. and Margaret Jones Foundation


Panel Discussion Session: 'In Sounds From Over And Out' at the Michigan Museum Association Conference

with the American Association of Local And State Historical Association Conference. 

Featuring Session Curator and Founder/President of MM-O-DD, Leslie Ann Pilling, Patrina Chapman Director of Exhibits at the Charles Wright Museum, Rudy Lauerman Director of Sound at the Detroit Institute of Arts and Ric Viers CEO of Blastwave FX and inductee of the Sound Hall of Fame, author and more.


Friend-raiser: Neiman Marcus and Le Metier De Beaute Master Class 


Announcement: 1st Annual Culinary Design Dare Challenge 

2016 print sponsor Hour Magazine



Community Outreach: Noel Night Frost Fairy Exhibition in collaboration with the Michigan Science Center, Presence II Productions dba.

Celeste Smith Millenary, Eric Beaman Jewelry, Mobel Link, Blue World Productions, HairLab Detroit, Ashley Harris Designs


Launched at the Afterglow event at the Detroit Design Festival

Roving installation of 5 individuals moving as in coordination ,wearing pieces from the CCS Jewelry Department

Exhibition of Fashion Design, Product Design and Adornment Design.

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Metropolitan Museum Of Design Detroit (MM-O-DD) engages diverse communities to provide educational enrichment and experiential opportunities

through collaborative mobile programming and museum exhibitions geared to the Design Industry.


Location: MM-O-DD is hosted by Collected Detroit Gallery at 2439 Fourth Street Detroit, Michigan | Administrative: 2900 E. Jefferson Street Detroit, Michigan  48207 U.S.A.

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