Washington, DC, played host to a celebration of high style, glamour for the spring 2012 DC Fashion Week, which ended Sunday (February 26). In its 16th year of showcasing local and international style, DC Fashion Week 2012 is being heralded as multi-talented and multi-faceted.
With its unique position in Washington, home to the world’s political, business, and diplomatic elite, DC Fashion Week has earned a reputation of being the “united nations” of the fashion world says DC Fashion Week Executive Producer, Ean Williams. The week-long showcase was also well-timed, commencing right after a similar series in New York. While final figures from the fashion week are still being tabulated, it’s estimated that past week of events drew crowds of more than 5000.
Dozens of Fashion designers, mostly from the international community, supported by a cast of over 100 of the hottest models from throughout the region and around world, spent the week shaking up the normally stiff and stoic image of Washington. While Congress was out of town, fashion took center stage with daily activities including fashion shows, networking sessions, and, of course, after-parties.
Starting off the week was DC Fashion Week’s Kickoff Reception and Eco Fashion Show followed by an exhibition at the DC Textile Museum, and then the Corjor International Fashion show. Next off was the Fashion Industry Networking Party and then an Eastern European designer showcase hosted at the Ukraine Embassy. New designers were featured at the Emerging Designer Showcase & Concert. French style and hospitality were on display for the International Couture Show, the DC Fashion Week Spring 2012’s grand finale, at the elegant Embassy of France.
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