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Dafna’s Fashion Friday: DC Is A Fashion City


Open Source Fashion DC participants. (Courtesy Open Source Fashion DC)

From Dafna Steinberg. Follow her @AlizaySteinberg. Email her at dafna[AT]borderstan.com.

Networking Group Proving DC Is A Fashion City

With all the excitement of inauguration, fashionistas and fashionistos all over the city were prepping for gala balls, political networking and, of course, the cold weather. While we are on the subject, let me just say that Michelle Obama’s Thom Browne silk coat was to DIE for, as was her Jason Wu red ball gown. If her fashion choices for the start of her husband’s second Presidential term are any indicators of how the next four years will be, we are off to a fabulous start.

But it wasn’t just the political year that started off this past week. Open Source Fashion DC, a new networking group dedicated to DC fashion had its first official meeting, bringing together fashion retailers, designers and bloggers.

DC is the first city outside of New York to hold a chapter. Started here by one of Open Source Fashion’s original organizers, Pavan Bahl, and local entrepreneur, Cameron Neal (co-founder of A-Moet), the first event (held in U Street NW’s Affinity Lab) was an in person interview with Refinery29 DC’s editor Holly Thomas. Thomas gave insightful answers to questions from the new Open Source members, discussing DC fashion, Refinery29’s role in the city and her own retail venture, the vintage pop up Butler + Claypool. Check out some photos from the event.

The group is open to anyone who has a retail business, is a designer or has a fashion dedicated blog. If you fit this criteria and are interested in joining, check out the OS Fashion DC page.

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Steinberg was born and raised in the Washington, DC area and moved back to Borderstan in 2008. From a very young age, she has always had a love, if not an obsession, with clothes and fashion. When she is not busy being an artist, she runs an online vintage clothing and accessories store called “I Found That Vintage and is one of the co-founders of DC Flea, a men’s and women’s vintage pop-up market. Find her on Tweeter @AlizaySteinberg. Email her at dafna[AT]borderstan.com.

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One Response to “Dafna’s Fashion Friday: DC Is A Fashion City”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I agree with you, Dafna, I thought the Thom Browne coat that Michelle Obama was wearing was amazing.