Eco Fashion at DC Fashion Week

Eco Fashion at DC Fashion Week

Kicking off this season’s DC Fashion Week, an Eco Fashion Show was presented to the public at the International Finance Corporation on Monday.

Now in its 17th season, DC Fashion Week has managed to carve out a perfect niche for itself, separating it from its big sisters in New York, Paris, London and Milan.

This year’s ‘Power of Style’ week-long series of sartorial events began with an Eco Fashion Show entitled ‘Project Blue Wrap’ – no prizes for guessing the chosen medium then. In partnership with Inova Health System’s Office of Sustainability, clothes were entirely created from the blue plastic-like fabric used in hospitals to keep certain instruments and equipment sterile.

Blue wrap is all too often discarded in bulk, but some Inova employees began making bags out of the waste fabric, in a bid to recycle it, which was the inspiration behind using such a material in fashion, explained Seema Wadhwa, Inova’s Director of Sustainability.

Mr J Knox Singleton, CEO of Inova Health System said, “Sustainability in fashion is important, not only for our future, but also for the future of our planet.”

This week has also seen shows take place in China townand a Fashion Industry Networking Party, still to come are showcases of South Asian Designers, Young Emerging Talent and Couture Collections.

For more information on DC Fashion Week, visit the website. 

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