Ona  Blissette-Otite  is a fashion-forward designer, with a flair for the dramatic.  Originally from the Caribbean, Ona currently resides in Harlem, and has been a designer for more than 20 years.  She will show and sell her latest designs this weekend – July 25-27, at Detroit Fiber Works on The Avenue of Fashion in Northwest Detroit.  Friday, July 25: 6-9PM, Saturday, July 26: 11-7, Sunday, July 27: Noon-5.

Ona’s work has been featured in Essence Magazine, and she has sold her wares at the Essence Festival, the New Orleans Jazz Festival, the African World Festival in Chicago, and numerous other festivals and craft shows around the country.  In addition to stylish garments constructed of custom-made fabrics, for all figures and sizes, Ona also makes bags, using leather, denim, burlap, tapestry, mud cloth and other innovative materials.  Last, but not least, Ona is also a jewelry designer, and creates original earrings, necklaces and bracelets using amber, semi-precious stones, hand painted leather, and more.

Open since September 2013, Detroit Fiber Works features handmade, unique wearables and home accessories, and exhibits the work of local artists, with a new exhibition monthly.   The gallery/boutique is located at 19359 Livernois,  just south of Outer Drive.  The current exhibition features work by the Detroit Art Teachers Association. 

HOURS:  Wednesday through Saturday, 11AM-7PM, with added hours for special events.

For More Information, Contact:

Mandisa Smith, 313-610-5111 or Najma Wilson, 313-457-3431

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