Last Fall, I had the opportunity attend one of DC’s hottest fashion events, DC Fashion Week, and really enjoyed myself all while being introduced to local fashion.
So I decided to attended a few of last weekend’s Spring shows and had a blast!
On Saturday night, I made it out to M.E.D.I.A (Metropolitan Emerging Designers & Indie Artists Showcase), all decked out in Goodwill garb. It was held at The Liaison Hotel near the Capitol, and gosh was it a nice space! However, it was nothing like the venue I’ll be talking about in a bit, for Sunday’s show!
In general the show was awesome! I loved seeing all the unique line ups and upcoming designers strut their stuff on the catwalk. This show was smaller than others I’ve been to, but they still showcased almost 10 lines. Lines ranged from edgy to traditional – all from designers across the area. One was even a UMD student!
These were my favorite pieces. Some of them were more like works of art, as opposed to wearable everyday pieces.
By the end of the show, I didn’t particularly have a favorite line. While the designers did not stand out to me, I commend the originality of the artists.
I’ll be honest, Sunday’s International Couture Collections Show was my favorite, hands down! Last Fall, I actually went to this show (but with Fall clothes), and this version was even better than that one! Showcased at the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon, this DC Fashion Week finale was more luxurious than all of the other week’s events.
These lines were unique, bold, loud prints and interesting cuts.
Like Saturday’s show, I rocked a DC Goodwill vintage and contemporary gem once again!
I couldn’t seem to pick a few favorite looks of the night, so I’ve compiled a ton of looks for you to browse through!
As you can see, all of the outfits were diverse – all created by designers hailing from different countries. One even showcased at Serbia’s Fashion Week!
As much as I loved this show, I did have to leave early. This was partly due to the fact the intro of the show was so long; there was a never ending models showcase that wasn’t the actual fashion line. Needless to say, many other press members were confused at this showcase and thought it was a fashion line, comprised of all black clothing.
This look was my favorite look of the whole evening – I have a thing for French cuts and big sunnies as you know. 🙂
Overall, theses shows were much better than what I had experienced last Fall. I think the lines had a much more higher caliber and a uniqueness that is unseen on the streets of DC.
I can’t wait for the next round!