DC Fashion Week Preview: Spring/Summer Collections

By Lauren in Lifestyle, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Sunday, September 16, 2012, 10:00am. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 6:00pm) Add comments

FASHION WEEK HITS WASHINGTON DC
Previewing DC’s Spring/Summer Collections
Contributing Writer: Lauren Liebler

Starting Monday, September 17 at 7:00pm, Washington DC will kickoff the 17th semi-annual Fashion Week, showcasing both local and international fashion designers.

Throughout the week there will be free and ticketed fashion shows. Each event will be held in different areas across DC leading up to the International Couture Collections Show at the French Embassy on Sunday.

SCHEDULE:

9/17 Monday, 7:00 p.m. Kickoff Reception & Eco Fashion Show
Location: 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Price: Free

9/18 Tuesday, 6-9 p.m. A/C DC Designer Fashion Show
Location: The Washington Club at Patterson House” 15 Dupont Circle
Price: $20

9/19 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Fashion in the Streets
Location: Chinatown
Price: Free

9/20 Thursday, 6:00 p.m. Fashion Industry Networking Party
Location: Dirty Bar, 1223 Connecticut Avenue NW
Price: Free

9/21 Friday, 7:00 p.m. South Asia Designer Showcase
Location: Indique Heights 2 Wisconsin Circle, Chevy Chase
Price: $10

9/22 Saturday, 6:00 p.m. Emerging Designer Showcase & Concert
Location: Washington Post Conference Center, 1150 15th St NW
Price: $30

9/23 Sunday, 5:00 p.m. International Couture Collections
Location: Embassy of France La Maison Francaise, 4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Price: $70

One may think DC Fashion Week’s featured designers will be more or less the same, but on the contrary. With design inspirations from Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Canada, Pakistan and more, the following will be sure to impress and inspire:

Aphropolitan, one of the many brands that will be featured, is particularly unique and eclectic with an African flare to its modern style. Sourcing local fabrics from Lagos, Nigeria, the brand creates bold, affordable fashion which enables them to give back to the communities they serve. Sure to raise some eyebrows this season, Aphropolitan’s preview is anticipated to take DC by surprise.

Made in the USA and newly established in DC this year, sPACYcLOUd is a collaboration of designers that gear towards urban street style. Although the collection only includes jackets, the attention they bring is enough to play up an entire outfit. Watching them go down the runway this season will definitely be a sight you do not want to miss.

Full List of Designers:

  • Andrew Nowell Menswear
  • Anjoreen Couture
  • Aphropolitan
  • Boshier Boutique
  • Corjor International
  • Designersberg
  • Divinely Designs
  • Firefly Designs Africa * Asia
  • Jessiica Howell Fashions
  • Heritage Collection
  • Heydari
  • House of Jola
  • Isagus Extroversions
  • Joanna Carrie Designs
  • Mireasma
  • Slanovskiy Presented by Kate Linde Bridal
  • Simply Cecily
  • sPACYcLOUd
  • Standout Couture
  • Svetlana Horvat
  • Timbro Collection
  • Violet Fernandes
  • WOW by Juhi Jagiasi

For more information visit www.dcfashionweek.org

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