Royal Oak entrepreneur launches Brit Chic fashion line with May 26 benefit fashion show

Royal Oak entrepreneur launches Brit Chic fashion line with May 26 benefit fashion show at Black Lotus in Clawson. Free event includes runway show of locally produced apparel and handmade messenger bags designed by British expat Jan Thompson.
 
May 11, 2010 - PRLog -- Contact: Jan Thompson, 248.219.8187 jan@britchicdesigns.com

Royal Oak entrepreneur launches Brit Chic fashion line with May 26 benefit fashion show at Clawson’s Black Lotus Brewery. Free event includes runway show of locally produced apparel and handmade messenger bags designed by British ex-pat Jan Thompson

Royal Oak, Mich./May 11, 2010 – British transplant Jan Thompson, a metropolitan Detroit fashion designer, will formally introduce her Brit Chic Designs line of apparel and accessories with a May 26 benefit fashion show at the Black Lotus Brewery in Clawson, Mich., from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Royal Oak resident founded the company to celebrate her British heritage and to help grow and diversify the economy in her adopted home state.
“I’ve lived on three continents and traveled the world, and I’m fascinated by differences between cultures, especially in fashion and design.  It’s helped me develop an eye for fun, stylish clothing and accessories, and it prompted me to start this brand,” Thompson says.
Thompson’s line includes Brit Chic Girl and Brit Bloke t-shirts for women and men, Brit Chic military tees and two new custom messenger bags that will debut at the May 26 event.  The bags are handmade in Clawson and the apparel is printed in Royal Oak.  The line is available at local boutiques including Incognito in Royal Oak, Sole Sisters in Rochester and Triple Thread in Clawson, as well as online at britchicdesigns.com.

WHO:  Brit Chic Designs of Royal Oak, a fashion line designed and produced in southeast Michigan by British transplant Jan Thompson

WHAT:  Brit Chic Design’s debut fashion show – including a brief runway show, live modeling, light refreshments and raffle prizes – to benefit Dress for Success Michigan

WHEN:  Wed., May 26, 7-9 p.m.

WHERE:  Black Lotus Brewery, 1 East Fourteen Mile Road, Clawson, Mich., 248.577.2132

DETAILS:  No charge.  All ages welcome. Brit Chic merchandise and items from Black Lotus’ menu and bar available for purchase.  A portion of the night’s proceeds from beverage and merchandise sales will go to the nonprofit Dress for Success Michigan, which provides career clothing for disadvantaged women.  Donations of new hosiery and accessories for Dress for Success will be collected at the event.

EVENT CONTACT: Jan Thompson, Brit Chic Designs founder, jan@britchicdesigns.com or 248.219.8187
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About Brit Chic Designs: a fashion apparel and accessory brand that strives to combine British Fashion with American Manufacture. Jan Thompson, founder, created the company in honor of her British heritage and life as an expat.
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