DC Fashion Week AW15

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With Firefly Africa Asia Designer Ellen London || Photography by Phelan Marc

My weekly dose of fashion is coming your way a with a bit of a [snow] delay this week, but it’s a good one, I promise! Braving the cold and the snow last weekend, DC fashionistas, bloggers, models, designers, and photographers came together to put on, and enjoy a few amazing shows for DC Fashion Week. It all kicked off with Opening Night on H Street for the NextGen designers show, followed by a Fashion Industry Networking party on Thursday at Dirty Martini. On Friday, Haute & Modesty Designers showcased their works, and Saturday was time for the Metropolitan Emerging Designers and Indie Artists to bask in the spotlight.  On Sunday, at Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square, designers from many corners of the world joined forces for one very authentic and fashionable finale.

School and work limited my fashion week attendance, but I was able to partake in the festivities on Thursday night at Dirty Martini. Although it was less networking, and more dancing, I still met some wonderful fashion enthusiasts with whom future collaborations are in the works.

Sunday was beyond exciting for me, as not only did I attend the International Designers Finale, but I was able to put my catwalk to the runway test for the first time. Not to toot my own horn, but I think I kinda rocked it (insert ‘pound it’ emoji here). Below is actual evidence of that, shot by a handful of wonderful photographers.

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With Designer Leighel Desiree shooting for her website || Photography by Phelan Marc
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Models Backstage || Photography by Phelan Marc
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Models Backstage || Photography by Phelan Marc

A few group shots turned into an impromptu 2-3 minute photoshoot backstage with one of the photographers, who was able to capture the little fire in my eyes, courtesy of the liquid courage I had just ingested.

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Impromptu Shoot Before Opening Show || Photography by Ali Rizvi
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Impromptu Shoot Before Opening Show || Photography by Ali Rizvi

The highlight of my day was, by far, closing the show for Firefly Africa Asia. Ellen London, the wonderfully talented designer, created a collection whose craftsmanship, ingenuity, and comfort were unmatched in any other collection showcased that evening. I may be biased though, because boyfriend jeans, baggy jackets, and eclectic adornments are right up my fashion alley.

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Closing the Firefly Africa Asia Show || Photography by Phelan Marc
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Back Detail of My Firefly Africa Asia Ensemble || Photography by Phelan Marc
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Final Walk with Firefly Africa Asia Designer Ellen London || Photography by John Mabasa
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Opening Act for Leighel Desiree || Photography by Phelan Marc
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Leading the Final Flood || Photography by Phelan Marc

 If my recollection of the events left you wanting more DC Fashion Week, photographs of all of the collections are available here.

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