Go-to shirts from Carmen Harlan get launch party

Carmen Harlan launched her fashion collection, the perfect shirt, at a posh invitation-only debut party on April 28. Carmen has been collaborating with New York-based designer PingPong Khumwan of Maison Khoomwan on the rather impressive clothing collection. The style of the shirt is the same, but available in different colors, fabrics and patterns. They range in price from about $325 to $590. A diverse group of models strutted the runway to a live performance by Carmen’s son, Joey Cobb, who is a budding hip-hop artist. “Every Detroit woman needs one in her closet,” advises Carmen. “It’s one of those go-to pieces.” Approximately 200 people attended the event, including Florine Mark, Jim and Stephany Austin, Christina Lovio-George, Lynn Portnoy, Sue Marx, Ken Harris, Bronson McCurdy and Carmen’s WDIV-TV successor Kimberly Gill.

Photo Credit: Korey Nasa

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