SOUTHFIELD, Mich., August 25, 2009 – Southfield, Mich.-based The iGroup, Michigan’s leading exclusive model and talent agency, continues to excel at placing its exceptional talent, this time partnering with Fashion In Detroit (FID), a two-day fashion show event, to provide all models for the inaugural show. Tony DiMambro, lead talent agent for The iGroup, made the announcement.
The event, which will be held on October 1-2, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Detroit Zoo, was developed by Joe Faris, a Season 5 top-six finalist in Bravo’s hugely successful Project Runway, along with the FID Executive Committee: Leslie Ann Pilling, Lians Jadan, Karen Buscemi, K’Kio Hardin and Rino Marra. The October Fashion In Detroit program marks the first of its planned bi-annual events. Scheduled between the NY and LA Fashion Weeks, the apparel spotlight will illuminate Detroit as the premier fashion evening in the nation. Fashion In Detroit will highlight global premiere designers as well as unrivaled lines from Detroit-area designers and the creativity of Michigan fashion design students.
The show will also include top-of-the-line high fashion models exclusively provided by The iGroup. The iGroup will lend its top talent to the event, handpicking over 30 men and women to stroll down the runway in the latest fashions. In addition to featuring its existing talent, The iGroup and FID will be holding an open casting call for models in early September.
“We are thrilled to partner with Fashion In Detroit on the first fashion show of this caliber in Michigan,” said DiMambro. “We are looking forward to working with so many talented individuals on showcasing Detroit as an outstanding U.S. fashion community, with some of the best models in the business.”
About The iGroup
Southfield, Michigan-based The iGroup is Michigan’s premier model and talent agency and the leading agency in the state that represents exclusive union talent for SAG and AFTRA. SAG membership enables the agency’s talent to work on major Hollywood films that require union membership of all principle talent. Recently, The iGroup has secured roles for its exclusive actors in the following major studio films shot in Michigan: Stone, The Irishman, Flipped, Gran Torino, Whip It, Up In The Air, Gifted Hands, Intent, Butterfly Effect 3, Demoted, Youth in Revolt, High School and Miss January. The iGroup’s expansive resume consists of more than a decade of experience representing the highest caliber talent in the region. From actors to broadcast veterans, product specialists to fashion models, The iGroup is the go-to agency that advertisers and casting directors turn to for their film, television, and commercial productions; voice over projects; auto and trade show events; print advertising campaigns and fashion shows. The iGroup also exclusively represents both Miss Michigan U.S.A. and Miss Teen Michigan U.S.A.