DC Fashion Week celebrates 23rd fashion week in Nation’s capital Sept. 23-27

The coordinators of DC Fashion Week will host the District’s 23rd fashion week from Sept. 23-27 with an array of events featuring 47 international and local designers at diverse venues, which might be why DCFW was just named a 2015 Best of Washington Tourist Attraction.
“Along with 47 designers showing their latest collections we will also have spectacular entertainment like Ki-Mani, an awesome R&B artist who has performed with Alicia Keys, 50 Cent and Destiny’s Child,” said Ean Williams, executive director of DCFW and head designer of Corjor International.
The week’s events will begin with the opening night show at Capitol Riverfront Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. The event’s theme is Empire (named after the hit TV show) and will feature not only a fashion show, but a viewing of the hit television series on a big screen in the park as well. Sept. 24 will be the night of the Fashion Industry Networking Party, featuring swimsuit, jewelry, and accessory shows at the Dirty Martini bar. This event will also highlight NextGen Designers from Maryland Institute College of Art, Delaware State, Howard University and University of the District of Columbia. The Emerging Designers Showcase will be held Sept. 26 at the Crystal City Doubletree by Hilton and will feature fresh, new talent from the region. Culminating the week’s events is the International Couture Collections show Sept. 27 at Carnegie Library and will feature some of the world’s most creative designers.

“Some people think DC is nothing but power suits and politicians, but we have some really brilliant fashion talent in the district and what better places to display that fashion talent than in historic places like Carnegie Library and Capitol Riverfront?” said Williams, whose fashion line has been featured in British Vogue numerous times. “It is my goal, through DCFW, to get the idea in people’s heads that touring Washington D.C. is more than seeing cherry blossoms. It’s also about seeing fashion!”
MEDIA: To learn more about the designers, visit www.dcfashionweek.org. To interview Ean Williams or any of the 47 designers or to cover any of the events, call (202) 600-WASH. Please use #DCFW with all social media.

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