Washington is admittedly no Bryant Park when it comes to showcasing fashion design, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate a good catwalk strut now and then. DC Fashion Week recently wrapped up a seven-day series of events, fashion shows, and parties celebrating local and international emerging talents. Curious to see our city’s take on couture, The Washingtonian hit three events: the Networking Party, the H Street Festival Fashion Show, and the International Couture Collections presented at the French Embassy. Read on for a look at some of our runway favorites, all photographed by Chris Svetlik.
Chances are you won’t be needing a floor-length gown in the Atlas District anytime soon, but we still love the quirky print and transparent skirt of this frothy dress.
Lili Forrest printed chiffon gown.
Drapey skirt, drapey shirt. Normally we’d be two thumbs down on this frumpy combination, but Hawaiian Punch hues and over-size neck detailing downplay any lingering traces of old lady.
Corjor International full skirt and blouson top.