Video by Alissa Lincoln
DETROIT (CW50) The Designers’ Night Party for the North American International Auto Show is the party to be at if you are a designer working in the automotive or media industries.
For the last 13 years it has been held annually the first Monday of press week at Camilo Pardo’s Bankle Building in downtown Detroit. One of the most exclusive and cool parties of press week, CW50 got a pass to go and interview some of today’s hottest designers.
In this first installment of web episodes, we learn what the party is and how it came to be, and also hear from a couple of the models who are displaying Camilo’s fashion designs.
Caroline Watts and Kelsey Hart were sporting some sexy Satin 7 bodysuits designed by none other than Pardo for the unveiling of the Ford GT and last year’s Ford Mustang GT also designed by Pardo.
“Designers from all over the world, they come here to see each other.” said retired GM Designer Dick Ruzzin. Ruzzin is a sponsor of the party which serves as an opportunity for people in the industry to reunite and mingle. “We have about six to seven hundred people come and go througout the evening,” Ruzzin continued.
Stayed tuned for more episodes, featuring exclusive interviews with international car designers.
Music featured in the video is Fawn, “Break it off Tonight (ZSHIPPS REMIX).”
Alissa is a graphic designer for CBS 62 / CW50 in Detroit. She has 12 years of experience in the broadcast design industry, and has won several Michigan Emmy Awards. Her most recent Emmy win was for excellence in graphic design for CBS 62 in 2011. She enjoys making awesome soups, reading historical fiction, and going to local Detroit music shows.