Article19 Aunni Y Fashion Illustration Fall 2015 DCFashionWeek

A fashion illustration of one of the Corjor International red carpet gowns for Spring/Summer 2016. (Illustration by Andrea “Aunni” Young.)

In its 11th year and 23rd season, DC Fashion Week kicked off Sept. 23 with an event at the Capitol Riverfront in Washington, D.C.  The event included local designers, as well as international clothiers from Romania, Paris, Nigeria, Bangkok, Columbia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Russia.  The theme of the show was “The Power of Style.”

The event opened with Ean Williams’ Spring/Summer 2016 Corjor International red carpet collection “The Emperor’s New Clothing.”  The high fashion women’s collection revealed exotic, provocative formal wear with an exquisite white Rolls Royce in the backdrop. Models graced the runway under a dimly lit night sky, revealing pale and bronzed skin underneath clingy, see-through lace with fashionable furry embellishments.  Others glided down the catwalk in boldly flowing floral prints in strapless princess-seamed gowns.  

Male models accompanied the women on the runway, outfitted in Williams’ patented and trademarked Magnum men’s underwear collection in a variety of black and white prints.  

His empire state of mind fashion is clear in the Corjor and Magnum labels, which offer a “peek-a-boo” chic, slinky and sexy wear that insinuates curves and muscles, bringing attention to the eye of alluring high fashion.  

In past fashion weeks, Williams has enticed audiences around the globe, including Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine with his collection.  

“Sometimes we have to go away to get a lot of love,” he said.  “Learning about their culture and style and seeing what type of influences they have for me and then I bring some of that back to my collection.”

To browse through Williams’ collections, visit: shopmagnumonline.com and corjor.com.  Williams’ brands are also expected to be available in Georgetown later this fall.

DC Fashion Week is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing economic development in the fashion design, merchandising and modeling industries.  DC Fashion Week also offers a Next Gen program that sponsors future D.C. designers in its Emerging Designer showcase.  For more information on D.C. fashion and international couture, visit dcfashionweek.org.