It’s time to say goodbye to sweaters and scarves and hello to summer clothes. There is nothing that will get you more excited about summer fashion than one of the following fashion events. Each one will offer you insight into the newest warm weather clothing trends of 2014, so you can have a fun and fashionable summer. Get your tickets as soon as possible before these events sell out!
Summer Chic: Fashion and Beauty In The City
Durant Arts Center
1605 Cameron St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Date: June 14, 2014
This is the ultimate fashion event of the summer. Enjoy music and mocktails while you peruse the goods of dozens of pop-up fashion designers and retail stores. There will be door prizes as well as a raffle, and a nail art fashion booth to take advantage of as well. The theme will be summer fashion trends, so you can get all of your summertime clothes purchased in one afternoon.
DC Fashion Week
Date: September 24-28, 2014
DC Fashion Week takes place twice a year, once in February and once in September. The fall event will feature all of the spring and summer collections for the following year at runway shows that take place throughout the city. There will also be industry events, parties and even a fashion parade. September Fashion Week will take place from September 24-28, and tickets for the various events will be available on the DC Fashion Week website. Check out the Facebook page for even more information.
Georgetown French Market
Book Hill Neighborhood
Washington, DC 20005
Date: April 25-26, 2014
This annual event highlights the best of French culture, with a showing of French food, music, art and, of course, fashion. On April 25 and 26, 2014, the Book Hill neighborhood of Georgetown will be transformed into a Parisian market, complete with the best of Parisian fashion. Tickets are not necessary, but for details on vendors and hours, see the Georgetown French Market website. This is a great event for the whole family or for a group of friends who want to enjoy shopping, warm weather and Parisian culture.
Lovely Bridal Trunk Show: Sarah Janks
1632 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20007
Date: April 25-27, 2014
For brides, this fashion event is an absolute must. Lovely Brides is hosting a trunk show from April 25 through 27 featuring the bridal designs of Sarah Janks. Janks’ beautiful gowns are a dream for any bride. Beautiful, with an emphasis on silk and lace, these wedding gowns are works of art. Contact the store directly for more information.
Be Beautiful Be Yourself Global Down Syndrome Foundation DC Gala 2014
Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Date: May 7, 2014
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is throwing a gala featuring dinner and a fashion show on May 7, 2014 to raise money to assist individuals with Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease. The models will all be people with down syndrome, and they will be showcasing fashion trends for children and adults. This is a great event that is bound to be fun, and you don’t even have to feel guilty about spending the money on a ticket as all proceeds go to charity. Ticket prices include dinner, cocktails and a fashion show.
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Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.