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The Runway features Detroit Fashion at June’s Fashion 411 Speaker Series

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The Runway features Detroit Fashion at June’s Fashion 411 Speaker Series

Karen Buscemi, Detroit Garment Guild speaks on June 24


LANSING, MI –The Runway has opened ticket sales today for the June Fashion 411 Speaker Series featuring Detroit Garment Group’s Karen Buscemi. Karen is founder and president of the Detroit Garment Group (DG3), which is a nonprofit that provides opportunities to the fashion community and cut and sew manufacturers of many industries. Karen’s feature presentation 411 this month will be comprised of more information about DG3 and Detroit’s budding fashion industry and future plans for the developing Detroit Garment District. This month’s speaker series will take place on June 24th at 5:30 at The Runway in Knapps’ Centre in downtown Lansing.  The Fashion 411 Speaker Series is part of the new programming offered through The Runway business incubation program.


More about Karen:

Karen Buscemi is the founder and president of Detroit Garment Group. Her vision is to make Michigan the place for the cut and sew industry through education, job creation, professional incubation, and new-business attraction. 


Working as a writer and editor for the past 18 years, with local, regional and national publishing credits, including Self, Women’s Health and Figure, Karen also served as the editor of StyleLine magazine from 2008 until it ceased publication in 2014. She has written multiple books, both fiction and non-fiction, with her favorite being The Makeover, a novel that was published in 2013.

Karen has made multiple appearances on WJBK Fox 2, WDIV Local 4 and WXYZ-TV Channel 7, discussing everything fashion from the latest trends to celebrity hits and misses during awards season.

This year, Karen is serving as an advisory board member for Detroit Design Festival.

Upcoming speakers include Chris Grindem, Executive Director, The Utmost Group on July 29th and Robert Montalvo, Partner and Creative Director, LIONBLOOD Clothing Co. on August 26th. The Fashion 411 events are held from 5:30PM – 7:00PM at The Runway. The event is free to Runway Designers-in-Residence and $15 to the public. Tickets are limited; registration is at More information on The Runway can be found at

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