Washington DC Fashion Week Brings International Style to Power Halls of Washington

Norway Designer Rudy Wolff at DC Fashion WeekWashington, DC, February 18, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) While sixteen has the tradition of being sweet for many women and even some basketball teams - DC Fashion Week's 16th season will sizzle with seven sensational days mixing familiar favorites with some hot new alliances, from February 20 – 26, 2012.

Guests can expect exciting, new elements with this year’s DC Fashion Week says Executive Producer Ean Williams. “From our opening night’s new venue, the Woolly Mammoth Theater [a favorite downtown attraction for DC’s political and business elite], to our concert and fashion show featuring a mix of cutting edge musical performances and hot fashions, DC Fashion Week will rock,” promises Williams.

Strategically timed, DC’s fashion week follows on the heels of New York’s fashion week, considered the nation’s largest annual fashion event. “International designers who have come to the US for the New York show consider it a treat to have their designs featured in Washington, DC, the world’s political epicenter,” said Williams.

In this election season, the week kicks off on President’s Day, February 20th, with a reception and showcase dedicated to spotlighting leading eco fashion designers Elizabeth St. John and Estella Couture.

The middle of the week will be anything but dull as DC Fashion Week’s Williams showcases his latest collection from his Corjor International label on February 22nd at the prestigious Washington Club. On February 23rd, the worlds of fashion, business, and politics merge for a Fashion Industry Networking Party, featuring a jewelry and fashion accessory show at in Dupont Circle’s Dirty Bar Lounge.

Eastern Europe’s rising influence in the fashion world takes center stage on February 24th as DC Fashion Week hosts an invitation only event at the Embassy of Ukraine featuring several top Ukraine fashion leaders. On February 25 beautiful models will share the runway with a range of musical artists including MTV's Making of the Band 4, season 1 finalist DeAngelo Redman, at the Metropolitan Emerging Designers & Indie Artists (M.E.D.I.A.) Showcase hosted at the Washington Post Conference Center.

The week’s grand finale is on February 26th with the 16th International Couture Collections show and bazaar hosted at the Embassy of France spotlighting fashions from Germany, Nigeria, Thailand and other nations. “This event builds on a 15 season tradition uniting a fabulous mix of vendors, over 100 diverse models, and dozens of world media outlets, for a sell-out affair,” Williams notes.

DC Fashion Week is considered one of the fastest growing international fashion week exhibits in the world and is held twice a year in February and September. Featured designers this season include Rudy Wolff, Firefly Designs Africa * Asia, House of Jola, Transparente, and Olga De Nogga.