On the evening of April 28, 2017, the DC Fashion Foundation and DC Fashion Incubator welcomed 350 guests to our New/NEXT Fashion Showcase. Hosted at the hip and colorful Blind Whino Southwest Arts Club, this night of fashion and philanthropy featured a runway show with six designer collections, pop-up boutique shops, and premium giveaways from generous sponsors. The Showcase raised over $10,000 to support local emerging leaders in the fashion industries.
You can read the rundown of the evening’s full festivities in our blog post “New/NEXT Fashion Showcase Recap.” But if you’d simply like to soak in exclusive videos and images from the evening – from backstage to the runway – consider this post your all-access pass to the Showcase!
The models and crew arrive early and prepare behind-the-scenes.
Designers, models, and socialites mingle at the pre-show reception.
About 350 guests settle into their seats, and the Showcase begins. Models walk a winding path around the crowd, allowing guests to admire the designers’ collections from all angles.