SUMMER SALES make now a really good time to stock up for the season, but you better do it fast because stores/websites are already looking ahead to fall. Which is why we’re looking forward to Fashion Group International D.C.’s (FGIDC) bi-annual trends presentation. After the shows in February, a flurry of stories appear, conjecturing what 10, 11 or 4 trends seen on the runway women will incorporate into their wardrobe. Will we decide to wear more red (as seen on a slinky dress from Jil Sander and a full-skirted one from Brock), revive pantsuits (to project solidarity with Hillary Clinton) or embrace craft-to-wear a la Melania Trump, who wore a $51,500 Dolce & Gabbana floral coat with silk flowers in Sicily on the first day of the G-7 summit.
We’ll get some answers to those questions this Thursday, June 1, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in conjunction with the last of an FGDIC series of workshops aimed at giving fashion-focused entrepreneurs the resources to grow their businesses.
Panelists Ambyr Hanks, founder of The Written Runway and content marketing manager at HZDG; 52 Thursdays blogger Sarah Phillips and Heloise McKee Mitchell, founder and lead designer of home decor site, Mintwood Home, will discuss content marketing and the importance of social media in creating a brand. Angela Bobo, digital strategist and social media manager for TAA PR, will moderate.
The event will take place at Canvas Co/Work, 1203 19th St. NW. Tickets are $15 for FGDIC members, $25 for nonmembers and $30 at the door. RSVP today (www.fgidc.org).