D.C. Fashion Week displays cultural pride during international showcase


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D.C. Fashion Week (DCFW) came to a close with an international couture collections showcase that highlighted international design with a wide variety of styles and culture. 

The show took place in the National Housing Center’s Atrium. The room buzzed with various vendors, chatter and music as audience members talked about the upcoming show. 

In the beginning of the show, Ean Williams, the executive director and founder of DCFW, was awarded the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions of artistic significance within the district’s fashion industry and community.


The show’s focal point focused on the designers and their work. Throughout the duration of the show, designers showed their true identities through their collections. 

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Designers have previously called for more diversity in the industry.

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