5 upcoming fashion events to attend this season

Before you start perusing the racks for your spring and summer wardrobe, take notes at these stylish events.

crowd at fashion show
Photo by Brunel Johnson

The Washington Menswear Collections Presented by Magnum Underwear
Friday, Feb. 21, 8-10 p.m.
DC Fashion Week, being held from Thursday, Feb. 20 to Sunday, Feb. 23, only has one show dedicated solely to men’s fashion. Although designers have not yet been released, multiple brands and fashion trailblazers will be showcased. // DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC – Crystal City: 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington; $30-$40

The A Bridal Show – Metro DC’s Wedding Expo
Sunday, Feb. 23, 1-5 p.m.
Sip wine as you enjoy the fashion show and mingle with wedding vendors from across the DC metro area. Here will also be wedding cake samples, makeup trials, giveaways and more. // Sheraton Tysons Hotel: 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons; $8-$17

African Fashions Pop-Up Shop
Saturday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
African Fashions by Classic Expressions will be showcasing bold and vibrant African outfits, accessories and fabrics for men, women and children of all sizes at this event, which honors and promotes traditional African fashion with modern twists. // Courtyard by Marriott Dunn Loring Fairfax: 2722 Gallows Road, Vienna; free

Love Loudoun: A Wedding Showcase
Sunday, March 15, 1-5 p.m.
This wedding showcase, meant to promote Loudoun County’s wedding professoinals and venues, will also include a fashion show of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and more. The event also includes a VIP hour and swag bags.// West Belmont Place: 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg; $10-$25

27th Annual Ebone Image Awards
Sunday, March 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The annual Ebone Image Awards recognizes and celebrates African American women who are excelling in education, public policy, economic empowerment, health, community service, business, religion and the arts. The awards include a cocktail reception, a fashion show, jazz music, a shopping bazaar, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. All designers featured in the fashion show are from the DMV area. // Army Navy Country Club: 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington; $50-$1,500

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