The venerable Anna Wintour established Fashion's Night Out last year in an effort to incite retail fervor despite the dismal state of our economy. And because everything Ms. Wintour does is en vogue, metropolises outside the bounds of New York City followed suit, including D.C.
And it's happening again this year, both in NYC and D.C. This Friday marks the second Fashion's Night Out, and you better believe Georgetown will be bustling with activity. While there are too many FNO inspired events to list here, we've taken the liberty of narrowing your options:
Where To Be And Be Seen On Fashion’s Night Out DC
Book Hill Block Party: For the All in One
Book Hill has plans to shut it down on Fashion’s Night Out in Georgetown—literally. Wisconsin Avenue between P Street and Reservoir Road will be closed form 6-11pm for the official Georgetown FNO Block Party. There will be live music, sales, swag, and styling at stores including Ilo, Easel Hair, Urban Chic, and Bacchus Wine Cellar, just to name a few. From 7:30-9pm a fashion show at TD Bank will feature looks from some of Georgetown’s favorite retailers. This is the place to be to see it all without having to jump around all night and everyone who’s anyone is sure to stop by.
Wisconsin Avenue between P St and Reservoir Road, NW
Diesel: For Your Inner Fashion Designer
There’s something to be said for making your own clothes, but this may prove difficult if you don’t know how to sew. Luckily Diesel is making it easy to DIY, providing free tote bags from their Be Stupid campaign to be decorated in the store on FNO from 6-11pm. Be Stupid phrases will be available to iron on to your bag while supplies last and there will be plenty of free beer to go around. Listen to music from a surprise special guest DJ and get creative.
3033 M Street, NW
Lost Boys: For The Guys
Lost Boys’ Kelly Muccio is notorious for throwing the best man-parties in town, and why should FNO be any different? Lost Boys will be educating men on The Art of the Pre-Game with straight shaves, bourbon tastings, and shoe shines to get DC’s finest men looking even finer with help from the Lost Boys Style Team. Two new collections will be debuting at Lost Boys the night of, so stop by for the top picks. The event kicks off at 6 and will wrap up around 11, or when the booze runs out.
1033 31st Street, NW
Susan Calloway Art: For The Art Crowd
Love art? Love fashion? Susan Calloway has you covered with live fashion illustration demonstrations and unique jewelry displays on FNO from 6-9pm. Learn the tricks of the trade and before you know it you’ll be sketching like fashion illustration legend, Kenneth Paul Block. Mix and mingle with DC’s art crowd in a backdrop of some fashionable fine art.
1643 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Urban Chic: For the Budding Fashionista
Let Urban Chic educate you on what’s in for fall with special guest Kelly Collis Frederick, style expert from CityShopGirl. Get your Carrie Bradshaw on with a Halston Heritage trunk show and cocktails mixed on the spot. Not only will Easel Salon be on hand to complete your makeover, but merch will be 10% off.
1626 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Check Out These Locations For Other Fashionable Events:
vitaminwater Zero Hydration Lounge at Dean & Deluca
6-11pm, 3267 M Street, NW
9-11pm, 3301 M Street, NW
6-11pm, 3222 M Street, NW
6-10pm, 3110 M Street, NW
7-11pm, 3213 P Street, NW
Saturday, May 25
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